英文單字 – biodiversity 生物多樣性
The term biodiversity is a shortening [縮短的版本] of the expression biological diversity. It refers to the variety of all life forms [各種類的生物形式] on our planet, from trees to rice and roses. It also covers rain forests, oceans and deserts, various environments and ecosystems [生態系統] where forms of life depend on each other [各種生物相互依賴].
Protecting the variety of life on Earth, of biological diversity, is considered so important that the international community [國際社區] has agreed a United Nations convention [聯合國大會] or treaty [協定] on biodiversity.
The mining project threatens one of the world’s richest areas of biodiversity.
Biodiversity is the result of 3.5 billion years of evolution.