Ethical Importance Of Biodiversity

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2.4. SIGNIFICANCE OF BIODIVERSITY Biodiversity has contributed in many ways to the development of human culture, and, in turn, human communities have played a major role in shaping the diversity of nature at the genetic, species, and ecological levels. There are three main benefits of biodiversity 1. Ecological role of biodiversity All species are an integral part of their ecosystem and performs specific functions that are often essential to their ecosystems and often to human survival as well. Some of the functions different species provide are to: Capture and store energy Produce organic material Decompose organic material Cycle water and nutrients Control erosion or pests Helps in regulating climatic and atmospheric gases. Ecosystems also provide us various…show more content…
For society, biodiversity also is a field of activity and profit. It requires a proper management setup to determine how these resources are to be used. The majority of species have yet to be evaluated for their current or future economic importance. Ethical role of biodiversity Finally, the role of biodiversity is to be a mirror of our relationships with the other living species, an ethicalview with rights, duties, and education. If humans consider species have a right to exist, they cannot cause voluntarily their extinction. Besides, biodiversity is also part of many cultures spiritual heritage. Scientific role of biodiversity Biodiversity is important because each species can give scientists some clue as to how life evolved and will continue to evolve on Earth. In addition, biodiversity helps scientists understand how life functions and the role of each species in sustaining ecosystems. Thus, the biodiversity found on Earth today is indeed the result of approximately 3.5 billion years of evolution. Until the emergence of humans, the earth supported more biodiversity than any other period in geological
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