Meaning of “biodiversity” in the English Dictionary

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"biodiversity" in British English

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biodiversitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.daɪˈvɜː.sə.ti/ us /ˌbaɪ.oʊ.dɪˈvɝː.sə.t̬i/

the number and types of plants and animals that exist in a particular area or in the world generally, or the problem of protecting this:

a new National Biological Survey to protect species habitat and biodiversity

(Definition of “biodiversity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)