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A region that includes tiger, eagles, lizards, fish, rabbits, and many other organisms would be described as having a high level of
a) taxonomic diversity
b) genetic diversity
c) ecosystem diversity
d) species diversity

Tigers living in warm climates like India have thinner coats of fur than tigers living in cool climates like Russia. This is a result of
a) genetic diversity
b) species diversity
c) ecosystem diversity
d) general diversity

High levels of biodiversity tend to
a) have little or no effect on ecosystems
b) decrease an ecosystem's resistance to change
c) make an ecosystem less resilient (likely to bounce back after a disturbance)
d) increase the stability of an ecosystem

By far, the biggest cause of biodiversity loss today is
a) climate change
b) over harvesting
c) habitat change
d) pollution

A species that is at serious risk of extinction is called
a) a threatened species
b) an invasive species
c) an endangered species
d) an extirpated species

In the United States, what is the major law that protects biodiversity?
a) Convention on Biological Diversity
b) Endangered Species Act
c) Fish and Wildlife Service
d) Species Survival Plan

One way that zoos help increase wildlife populations is through
a) captive breeding programs
b) international biodiversity treaties
c) conservation concessions
d) wildlife corridors

Relieving a nation from repaying some of the money it owes to other nations in exchange for protecting its biodiversity is called a
a) conservation concession
b) debt-for-nature swap
c) species survival plan
d) wildlife corridor

Some conservation biologists focus on areas where the greatest number of unique species can be protected with the least amount of effort. These areas are called
a) wildlife corridors
b) habitat fragments
c) biodiversity hotspots
d) conservation concessions

The illegal capture or killing of an organism, often for money, is called
a) poaching
b) harvesting
c) fragmentation
d) extinction

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