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Flowers are important in nature. Flowers can feed insects, birds, animals and humans. Many natural medicines are made from flowers. The largest flower in the world is the Rafflesia Arnoldii found in the rain forest in Indonesia. It can grow 3 feet across and weighs 15 pounds. Bees and flowers have a symbiotic relationship. Flowers rely on bees to cross pollinate. Bees rely on the pollen that flowers produce.
Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is important to the health of the world's ecosystems. The variety within and between all species of plants, animals and microorganisms and the ecosystems where they live and interact is biodiversity. The diversity of species is not evenly distributed throughout the planet because life depends on factors like temperature, altitude, and the presence of other species. We can prove this because tropical regions support more life than polar regions. Biodiversity is important to sustaining life on earth because it prevents anyone species from throwing the balance of nature out of order.
How do humans affect biodiversity? Humans affect biodiversity through habitat destruction, overkill, introduced species and overpopulation.
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