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Ecosystems at Risk - Essay 3 (Full Essay)

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Full essay response to "With reference to illustrative examples, discuss the importance of ecosystem management and protection."

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Biology Natural environment Conservation biology Ecology Systems ecology Biodiversity Natural resource management Ecosystem management Ecosystem Sustainability Ecosystem services Ecosystem health
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Biology Natural environment Conservation biology Ecology Systems ecology Biodiversity Natural resource management Ecosystem management Ecosystem Sustainability Ecosystem services Ecosystem health
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INTRO An ecosystem can be defined as “the diverse interactions of plants and animals, along with the non-­‐‐living components of the environment, linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flows”. This essay will be exploring the five main reasons for the protection and management of ecosystems. These are genetic diversity, utility value, intrinsic value, heritage value, and the need to allow natural change to proceed. BODY Ecosystems need to be managed and protected to sustain genetic diversity, which includes variations between different strands of the same species of flora or fauna, as well as within. An example of variations betw...
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