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'Biodiversity' is a term commonly used to describe the variety of life on Earth. This encompasses the whole of the natural world and all living things with which we share the planet. It includes plants, animals, even invisible micro-organisms and bacteria which, together, interact in complex ways with the inanimate environment to create living ecosystems. (NE)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Biological resources
Natural heritage
Biodiversity action plan
Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Framework
Ecological abundance
Ecosystem approaches
Natural resources management
Species (taxa)

This term is used for the following terms: 
Biological diversity
Ecosystem diversity
Species diversity

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