How does conservation benefit the environment?

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May 24, 2016

Answer:

In a broad sense, it helps keep life on Earth robust and able to handle extinction events.

Explanation:

Species conservation preserves organisms, but in so doing, it helps keep the Earth's genetic diversity high. High genetic diversity is essential for long-term life on Earth as periodically extinction events happen (volcanic eruptions, glaciations, asteroids) that kill off large numbers of species. Having a large "reservoir" of genetic material increases the odds that some form of life will survive after one of these extinction events.