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2016, vol. 21, iss. 42, pp. 123-134
Biodiversity and organic agriculture
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Serbia
bMaize Research Institute 'Zemun Polje', Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia
Keywords: biodiversity; threatened species; environment; Conventions on biological diversity; organic production
Biodiversity on the planet Earth has been threatened for decades, primarily due to human activities. According to current scientific knowledge, the number of species decreases at a rate of 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than in previous times. Even though international strategic goals aim stopping the global changes in the existing biodiversity, it can be concluded that as many as 74 species daily disappear, that is 27,000 species annually, implying the disappearance of 20% of recent species in the next three to four decades. Preserving biodiversity is one of the most important goals of global environmental protection, sought for science and policy to participate in. Adopted Conventions on biological diversity and biodiversity, provide a key indication of progress towards achieving the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (20112020). Biological diversity necessitates a comprehensive help of modern man, at all levels of operation, in order to preserve and certainly enrich the existing biodiversity. To protect the numerous and very rare species numerous legal regulations, primarily the law on nature protection, must be introduced and strictly observed. The organic production system preserves not only local but also global biodiversity. According to all recent scientific research, this system of agricultural production increases not only the number of different types of organisms, but also their overall growth, with slight variations among different taxonomic groups.
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article language: English
document type: Review Paper
DOI: 10.5937/AASer1642123V
published in SCIndeks: 05/01/2017
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