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Threats to biodiversity conservation

Key threats to biodiversity conservation

The main threats to biodiversity are:

• Encroachment on natural habitats
• Pollution (water, air, land).
• Poaching.
• Overexploitation.
• Natural and man-made disasters (fires, floods, etc)
• Introduction of alien and invasive species
• Climate change and variability.
• Poor land tenure systems.
• High population pressure.
• Lack of alternative livelihoods (use of wood fuel).
• Weak enforcement of environmental laws.
• Inadequate incentives to protect and conserve biodiversity.
• Inadequate public awareness on biodiversity conservation


    What are the the main threats to biodiversity within your locality?