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Why Is Biodiversity Important? Who Cares?


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At least 40 per cent of the world’s economy and 80 per cent of the needs of the poor are derived from biological resources. In addition, the richer the diversity of life, the greater the opportunity for medical discoveries, economic development, and adaptive responses to such new challenges as climate change.

Read more: http://www.globalissues.org/article/170/why-is-biodiversity-important-who-cares

 

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