The heating and cooling of the earth, changes in sea level, asteroids, acid rain and diseases can all be natural factors that cause a species to become extinct. Humans can also be the cause of extinction for certain spec... More »

Some causes of wildlife extinction include habitat destruction, pollution, hunting and introduction of foreign species to an environment. Many causes of extinction are directly related to humans. More »

Most extinctions can be prevented by implementing conservation strategies such as legal remedies, preserving natural plant and wildlife habitats and using synthetic medicines not derived from plant and animal products. P... More »

The theory of island biogeography states that the number of species found on a particular, undisturbed island is determined solely by the number of species immigrating to the island and by extinction rates. The theory al... More »

One advantage of cloning includes the protection of endangered species from extinction because the members of the species can have their cells cloned to create other members. Cloning also helps in improving food supply. ... More »

Self-pollination, also called open pollination, maintains the unique attributes of the representative species but does not offer protection against species extinction and may even cause a species harm by replicating dise... More »

Biodiversity is important in ecosystems because it prevents extinction of species, allows organisms to adapt to changes in the environment and provides a wide range of materials and foods for survival. Biodiversity is ca... More »