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View from the blog-o-sphereThe Wicked Problem of Urban Biodiversity, pt 1

By Steven Snell – Planetizen – January 6, 2014
Biodiversity can be defined as the variety of habitats in a given area. It encompasses all living organisms, from birds, animals, insects and aquatic life to the bacteria in your gut. We have policy-approved definitions too. A convenient one is that prescribed by the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity:

“Biological diversity” means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.

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