The number and variety of living things found within a region. Made from the two words 'biological' and 'diversity'.
Looking after natural resources such as trees, water, soil, etc for future generations.
A community of living things and the environment in which they live.
Species found only in New Zealand e.g. kiwi.
All the external factors influencing the life and activities of people, plants, and animals e.g. other animals and plants, water, soils, weather, daylight.
Set of closely related species (plural = genera).
The natural home of a plant or animal.
The pattern on kauri trucks caused by bark flaking off, believed to be an adaptation to reduce the competition from climbing plants.
Dark organic material in soils produced by rotting plant and animal material.
A plant or animal that has been brought by people to an area where it did not naturally live.
Surface layer of the forest floor.
An animal or plant that is naturally found in that area.
The chemicals and minerals that are used by plants to grow from its roots to the leafy canopy.
An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist or fungus.
All the members of a species living in the same area and able to breed together.
Reproductive cells - like seeds.
Acting in ways that help protect the environment, people, and the planet.