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== Explanation ==
== Explanation ==
Today, the Earth's biodiversity is being undermined above all by factors other than climate: deforestation, disappearance of natural habitats, pesticides and various forms of pollution. However, climate change will largely contribute to the disappearance of species in the coming decades.
Today, the Earth's biodiversity is being undermined above all by factors other than climate change, such as deforestation, disappearance of natural habitats, use of pesticides and various forms of pollution. However, climate change will largely contribute to the disappearance of species in the coming decades.


== Facilitation tips ==
== Facilitation advice ==
Very often this card is equated with animal biodiversity. However, it refers to both vegetal and animal biodiversity. If the participants only talk about animal diversity, it may be interesting to ask them to define what they call biodiversity.
Very often this card is equated with animal biodiversity. However, it refers to both plant and animal biodiversity. If the participants only talk about animal diversity, it may be interesting to ask them to define what they call biodiversity.


== Other possible links ==
== Other possible links ==


=== Causes ===
=== Causes ===
[[En-en adult card 8 agriculture|Agriculture]] Pesticides (especially Round-up or neonicotinoids) come to mind here. No link with the climate, but an interesting relationship to make.
[[En-en adult card 8 agriculture|Agriculture]] Pesticides (especially Round-up or neonicotinoids) come to mind here. No link with the climate, but an interesting link to make.


[[En-en adult card 6 deforestation|Deforestation]] Deforestation causes a huge loss of biodiversity<ref>[http://www.fao.org/3/ca8642en/CA8642EN.pdf#page=18 ''The State of the World’s Forests 2020, Executive Summary'', FAO]</ref>:
[[En-en adult card 6 deforestation|Deforestation]] Deforestation causes a huge loss of biodiversity<ref>[http://www.fao.org/3/ca8642en/CA8642EN.pdf#page=18 ''The State of the World’s Forests 2020, Executive Summary'', FAO]</ref>:


* Animal because the forest is a host to many species. The forest biodiversity index fell by 53% between 1970 and 2014.
* Of animal biodiversity because the forest is home to many species. The forest biodiversity index fell by 53% between 1970 and 2014.
* Vegetal because of the 60,000 known tree species, 8,000 are considered threatened.
* Of plant biodiversity because of the 60,000 known tree species, 8,000 are considered threatened.


[[En-en adult card 27 marine biodiversity|Marine biodiversity]] The two types of biodiversity can interact with each other.
[[En-en adult card 27 marine biodiversity|Marine biodiversity]] The two types of biodiversity can interact with each other.

Revision as of 16:40, 21 March 2021

Card #25: Terrestrial Biodiversity

Causes Consequences
Front of the card "Terrestrial Biodiversity"


Animals and plants are affected by the changes in temperature and the disruption of the water cycle.
They may migrate, become extinct or, more rarely, proliferate.

Explanation

Today, the Earth's biodiversity is being undermined above all by factors other than climate change, such as deforestation, disappearance of natural habitats, use of pesticides and various forms of pollution. However, climate change will largely contribute to the disappearance of species in the coming decades.

Facilitation advice

Very often this card is equated with animal biodiversity. However, it refers to both plant and animal biodiversity. If the participants only talk about animal diversity, it may be interesting to ask them to define what they call biodiversity.

Other possible links

Causes

Agriculture Pesticides (especially Round-up or neonicotinoids) come to mind here. No link with the climate, but an interesting link to make.

Deforestation Deforestation causes a huge loss of biodiversity[1]:

  • Of animal biodiversity because the forest is home to many species. The forest biodiversity index fell by 53% between 1970 and 2014.
  • Of plant biodiversity because of the 60,000 known tree species, 8,000 are considered threatened.

Marine biodiversity The two types of biodiversity can interact with each other.

References