Xam idea - Science

Book: Xam idea - Science

Chapter: 16. Management of Natural Resources

Subject: Biology - Class 10th

Q. No. 1 of Proficiency Exercise

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“Forests are biodiversity hotspots”. Justify this statement.

Forests are extremely biologically diverse and support a vast variety of life forms ranging from microorganisms to plants and animals. A significantly huge number of species such as bacteria, fungi, insects, birds, mammals, plants, etc. lives in the forests indicating a rich biodiversity. Forests being under severe threat due to deforestation are referred as biodiversity hotspots. They serve as the reservoir of biodiversity.


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