Ecosystems

By: Sunshine Dixon and Shelby Sandlin

Defining Ecosystem

An ecosystem is formed by a community of organisms interacting with their physical environment.

Why Is An Ecosystem Important?

- maintains maintenance of essential life supporting systems

- provides natural resources

- provides habitats for animal species and wild plants

What Would Happen If All Ecosystems Were Destroyed?

- animals will die off

- water shortages

- oceans would become fishless and all land life would be killed off

- temperatures could become too much for any for of life to handle

- increased risk of flooding

- rising of sea levels

Leading Causes Of Ecosystem Destruction

- pollution

- deforestation

- bringing and introducing non-native species to our area

- over harvesting of sea life

What Can We Do To Help?

- stop depleting the supply of natural resources

- try to decrease deforestation and pollution levels

- take care of our environment


Over the past 60 years, 60% of the Earth's ecosystems have been degraded.

If we want to make a difference, we need to start now before it is too late.

Works Cited

"Ecosystem Functions." Ecosystem Functions. Web. 12 Jan. 2016.

"Impact of Ecosystem Destruction." The World Counts. Web. 12 Jan. 2016.

"Why We Need to Stop Destroying Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services." Green Living Answers. 14 June 2015. Web. 12 Jan. 2016.

"Digital Ecosystem, What Do You Think ?" Campaign Asia-Pacific. Web. 12 Jan. 2016.