3.4 Conservation of Biodiversity

Though human activities are responsible for declining populations and the extinction of many species, there are a range of strategies at local, national, and international levels to protect species. Due to the global nature of human influence, international cooperation plays a big role in conservation strategies.


1Reasons to protect species
2How conservation organisations work
3International conventions
4Approaches to conservation and design of nature reserves
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Essay Task

“Compare species-based and habitat-based conservation and explain which would be most effective at conserving a named endangered species.” [9 marks]

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