Haritima : The Environmental Society Of Hansraj College

Month: July 2021

Biodiversity of India

Biodiversity meaning Biodiversity means a variety of organisms available in any environment. Bio (Biological) + diversity (variety) Definition:- The sum total of various types of microbes, plants, and animals (producers, consumers, and decomposers) in a system. INDIA AS A MEGA DIVERSITY NATION Geography of India has ingrained India with a rich diversity of biological organisms. …

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BIODIVERSITY

Biodiversity is used to describe every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, humans; more specifically used to refer to the diversity of biological organization in cellular macromolecules or biomes. Biodiversity is defined as ‘the variability among organisms from all sources, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part, …

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TECHNICAL TERMS UNIT 2

Cybernetic system: every ecosystem regulates and maintains itself and resists any stresses or disturbances up to a certain limit. This self-regulation or control is known as Cybernetic System. Key-stone species: the species which have great influence on the community’s characteristics relative to their low abundance or biomass. Their activities determine the structure of the community. …

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NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS ON A WAY TO EXTINCT

The white rhino is the third largest African animal and weighs between 1,700 –2,400kg, but it’s sad to say that the northern white rhino, which survivedalmost 55million years, is almost extinct.There are now only two northern white rhinoceros remaining in the world,Najin & Fatu (both are female). Currently, both are living under strict protectionpoachers in …

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technical terms unit 3

Afforestation:-  the process of converting abandon land into forest land by planting more trees. Environmental degradation:-  It means degrade/downgrade in the quality and efficiency of the environmental process. Global warming:-   Increase in the temperature of the earth which lead to melting of glaciers. Desertification:-  It means degradation of land quality leading to low yielding capacity …

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ENERGY RESOURCES

ENERGY RESOURCES Energy is the ability to perform work. An energy resource is defined as something that can generate heat, power life, move objects, or generate electricity (I.e., The sun which is our primary source of energy). We use energy in our homes, agriculture, and manufacturing industrial goods, transportation, and so on. All used energy …

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