Conservation issues are a growing concern for most scientists. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction. Conservation issues include the protection of trees, animals and wetlands.

Why is biodiversity important?

Biodiversity means rainforests and reefs teeming with species right? There's more to it than that though. Genetic diversity has a big role to play, too. Just ask that cheetah cub.

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  • Underwater Habitat

    Underwater Habitat

    Underwater Habitat, a chamber on the seabed in which divers can live for a brief or extended period. See more »

  • Urban Wildlife

    Urban Wildlife

    In October 1994, visitors at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, one of New York City's five boroughs, spotted what appeared to be a large, mangy dog prowling among the headstones. See more »

  • Waste, Industrial

    Waste, Industrial

    Waste, Industrial. All industries have waste products. Among the great variety of industrial wastes that are generated are acids, metallic compounds, oils, and complex synthetic chemicals. See more »

  • Wilderness Area

    Wilderness Area

    Wilderness Area, a tract of land existing in its natural state and designated by Congress to be preserved in that condition. See more »

  • William Temple Hornaday

    William Temple Hornaday

    Hornaday, William Temple (1854-1937), a United States naturalist. He was active in promoting game preserves and laws for the protection of wildlife. See more »

  • Zoology


    Zoology, the study of animals. Zoology is a part of the science of biology, the study of all life. See more »

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