Journal of Biodiversity Management & ForestryISSN: 2327-4417

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Commentary, J Biodivers Manage Forestry Vol: 2 Issue: 1

The Role of Sustainable Remediation in the Preservation of Biodiversity: Areas of Opportunities

Israel Dunmade1*
1Environmental Science Department, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
Corresponding author : Israel Dunmade, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental Science Department, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 29, 2013 Accepted: January 31, 2013 Published: February 04, 2013
Citation: Dunmade I (2013) The Role of Sustainable Remediation in the Preservation of Biodiversity: Areas of Opportunities. J Biodivers Manage Forestry 2:1. doi:10.4172/2327-4417.1000104

Abstract

The Role of Sustainable Remediation in the Preservation of Biodiversity: Areas of Opportunities

Biodiversity is defined as the concentration and variety of plant and animal life forms on earth. According to Emani, “it is a vital corner stone for both the survival and welfare of our existence”. This is so because biodiversity provides an array of ecosystem services such as production of oxygen, sequestration of carbon, fixing of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), purification of air and water, stabilization of soil, and provision of biomass for food and energy. Biodiversity also supplies cultural benefits such as locations for recreation or aesthetic appreciation, societal feast, religious and ceremonial events. Moreover, biodiversity has economic value such as provision of food, fuel, fibers, pharmaceutical and building materials. All these serve as a source of income for those that harvest them. In other words, biodiversity has ecological, economic and sociocultural benefits.

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