BIODIVERSITY is a 3-fold term, referring simultaneously to life in all its forms, the habitats it occupies and the natural processes that support it. The term encompasses genetic variation within a species, the number and variety of species in a given area, and the variety of habitats available. Because of our highly varied topography, BC has the greatest number of habitats and BIOGEOCLIMATIC ZONES (14) of any Canadian province. For comparison, the Yukon has 8 zones and is the second most...

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