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Why is biodiversity so important? - Kim Preshoff

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Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? Kim Preshoff details why the answer, to a large extent, is biodiversity.

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  • Educator Kim Preshoff
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Animator Lisa LaBracio
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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