Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days

or

Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number

022-62211530

Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

how does loss of biodiversity lead to a loss of ecological balance or stability? explain (3 marks )

Asked by Rida Mukadam 1st March 2015, 11:59 AM
Answered by Expert
Answer:
  • Loss of biodiversity can result in loss of balance in the ecosystem due to depletion of natural resources and increase in deforestation.
  • This had led to imbalance in food chains, loss of natural habitats of animals and birds, increase of pollution, wide change in climate etc.
  • An unstable ecosystem will be more likely to lose species. Several species like the Dodo bird, Cheetah, pink headed duck, etc. have already become extinct and there are several species like Bengal tiger, one horned rhinoceros that are already on the verge of extinction.
  • Losing species means losing potential foods, medicines, industrial products, and tourism, all of which have a direct economic effect on the life of people.
  • Therefore, loss of biodiversity can lead to a loss of ecological stability.
Answered by Expert 2nd March 2015, 11:19 AM
Rate this answer
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Your answer has been posted successfully!

Free related questions

17th May 2016, 7:36 AM
19th May 2016, 7:35 AM
24th May 2016, 10:04 AM

Chat with us on WhatsApp