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interdependency
every living thing depends on every other living thing to survive
natural events
Events that occur in nature: fires, floods, hurricances, droughts, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, diseases,erosion, etc.
conservation
the careful use and preservation of our natural resources
resource renewal
a conservation practice in which a species of plants or animals are protected
habitat management
a conservation practice which involves the protection of plant and animal habitats - Example: Yellowstone Wolf Rescue
species monitoring
a conservation practice which involves keeping record of the number of different plants or animals living in an area over a period of time - Example: tagging Monarch butterflies
erosion
a natural event, often caused by wind or water that destroys the environment by removing all of the soil in an area
pollutants
anything that makes something unfit for or harmful to living things, especially a waste material - Examples are oil, pesticides, fertilizer, manure, gasoline, exhaust
deforestation
the clearing of forest or trees - can lead to erosion
community
all the populations of animal and plant species that live together in the same place; Example: a forest that has plants, deer, raccoons, insects all depending on one another
population
all the individuals of one particular species of plants or animals in a given area; example: all the deer in the forest or all the ferns in a forest