HUMAN SOCIETY AND BIODIVERSITY

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Explains the sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources
Billy Pineda
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Billy Pineda
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What is the human population? Refers to the number of people living in a particular area, from a village to the world as a whole.
What is human population growth? Population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population
How the human population grow through time?
What is the ecological footprint? The Ecological Footprint is the only metric that measures how much nature we have and how much nature we use. Ecological Footprint accounting measures the demand on and supply of nature.
What are the demands of nature? To measure the demands, the Ecological Footprint adds up all the productive areas for which a population, a person, or a product competes. It measures the ecological assets that a given population or product requires to produce the natural resources it consumes and to absorb its waste, especially carbon emissions.
What are the supplies of nature? On the supply side, a city, state, or nation’s biocapacity represents the productivity of its ecological assets. These areas, especially if left unharvested, can also serve to absorb the waste we generate, especially our carbon emissions from burning fossil fuel.
What measures the ecological footprint?
What to do to understand how humans impact the environment? * Knowing the population density. * Mapping our human footprint. * Knowing the path of the trash. * Protecting water sources. * Protecting earth's wildlife.
Do invasive species impact the environment? Invasive species change ecosystems around the world unbalancing the wildlife.
Name 6 human activities that impact the environment? * Overconsumption * Fishing *Farming * Mass Extinction * Habitat Fragmentation * Pollution by wastewater
What are the impacts on the environment of goods produced?
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