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Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
The Lacey Act                                                                          .
  1. provides protected habitats for a number of threatened species
  2. forbids the interstate shipping of illegally harvested plants and animals
  3. privides harvesting quotas and prevents overharvesting
  4. prevents the wide spread of invasive species to the US
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which statement is NOT correct regarding the genetic diversity of livestock?
  1. the use of only the most productive breeds improves genetic diversity
  2. livestock come from very few species
  3. the genetic diversity of livestock has declined during the past century
  4. different breeds are adapted to different climatic conditions
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Invasive species are                                                           .
  1. usually not a threat to biodiversity
  2. rare in island habitats
  3. successful due to a lace of natural enemies
  4. often unable to compete effectively in the new environment
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
The Marine Mammal Protection Act                                                                         .
  1. allows states to make exceptions regarding the killing of marine mammals
  2. was passed primarily to protect whales
  3. prohibits the killing of all marine mammals
  4. allows the import of marine mammal body parts
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which statement about global biodiversity is correct?
  1. species diversity is decresing but genetic diversity is increasing
  2. species diversity is decreasing and genetic diversity is decreasing
  3. species diversity is increasing but genetic diversity is decreasing
  4. declines in genetic diversity are occuring in wild plants but not in crop plants
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
The primary impact of climate change on species diversity is expected to be                                                              .
  1. an increased number of extreme weather events
  2. an increased variability in weather
  3. decreased precipitation worldwide
  4. changes in available habitat because of changing temperatures
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
In a biosphere reserve                                                                     .
  1. sustainable agriculture and tourism are permitted in different zones
  2. human activites are allowed throughout the reserve
  3. human activities are restricted to the central core of the reserve
  4. no human activities are permitted in a biosphere reserve
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which is a trend identified by the Convention on Biological Diversity between 2002 and 2010?
  1. over half of threatened species have moved away from extinction
  2. very few plant species are at risk of extinction
  3. the genetic diversity of crops is increasing
  4. the human ecological footprint has increased
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which is NOT true of the Endangered Species Act?
  1. It is an example of the single species approach to conservation
  2. It prohibits the hunting or harvesting of some listed species
  3. It includes the development of recovery plans for listed species
  4. It uses a different definition for threatened than the IUCN
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which is not an example of how the Endangered Species Act can affect human activities?
  1. it has been used to prevent new construction
  2. it has prevent logging in particular areas
  3. it prevents the killing of listed species
  4. it prevents human use of biosphere reserves
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
One of the drawbacks of captive breeding is that                                                    .
  1. It does not focus on restoring an organisms habitat
  2. it has never been successful
  3. it aids in the spread of disease
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
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