Open Access Review Article Article ID: OJPS-6-126

    The principal factors responsible for biodiversity loss

    Vijeta Singh*, Shikha Shukla and Anamika Singh

    The exclusive attribute of the planet earth is the presence of life, and the remarkable trait of life is the variety or the diversity, which is also known as biodiversity. As per ScienceDaily news 2020, it is assessed that about 15 million distinct species are present on earth and only 2 million of them are presently recognized by science. Biodiversity is diminishing at an alarming pace. It is our responsibility to protect biodiversity as efficaciously as possible. In the previous few years lot of emphasis has been laid on establishing that biodiversity loss is one of the tremendous problems which can threat even the very own existence of human race on earth, if left neglected. It is high time, we put our sincere efforts in understanding the underlying causes responsible for the loss of various species on our planet. The present review discusses the principal factors responsible for the loss of biodiversity such as pollution, habitat loss, hunting, introduction of invasive species, overexploitation of preferred species, climate change and natural disasters.


    Published on: Jan 21, 2021 Pages: 11-14

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojps.000026
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