Question No. 3

What is the importance of natural biota? What are the economic benefits of natural biota? What are the causes of natural biota's extinction? What are the technical solutions to protect natural biota?
Answered 14 February 2005.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 16 December 2003.

What is the importance of natural biota?

The importance of natural biota lies in the fact that it represents the single mechanism in the Universe that can maintain the environment in a state suitable for life.

What are the economic benefits of natural biota?

Economic benefit of the natural biota is the same as the economic benefit of the existence of chemical elements forming living bodies; the economic benefit of the existence of the physical laws dictating the interactions between these elements; the economic benefit of the existence of atmospheric air; the economic benefit of the existence of the solar system in other words, it is the same as the economic benefits of all things without which life on Earth (as well as economics) is impossible.

What are the causes of natural biota's extinction?

The cause of the extinction of the natural biota is the spread of anthropogenic activities throughout most part of land and coastal zones.

What are the technical solutions to protect natural biota?

There is no technical solution for protection of natural biota. Natural biota can be conserved if 90% of land and oceanic surface is withdrawn from anthropogenic activities. The latter can only be done by means of a corresponding reduction in human population numbers.