Which of the following is the most important cause of animals and plants being driven to extinction?

  • Option 1)

    Over - exploitation

  • Option 2)

    Alien species invasion

  • Option 3)

    Habitat loss and fragmentation

  • Option 4)

    Co-extinctions

 

Answers (2)
V Vakul

As we learnt in concept

Habitat loss and fragmentation -

This is the most important cause driving animals and plants to extinction. The most dramatic examples of habitat loss come from tropical rain forests. 

- wherein

Once covering more than 14 per cent of the earth’s land surface, these rain forests now cover no more than 6 per cent. They are being destroyed fast.

 

 


Option 1)

Over - exploitation

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

Alien species invasion

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

Habitat loss and fragmentation

This option is correct.

Option 4)

Co-extinctions

This option is incorrect.

Coextiction

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