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Hoover dam hydro-electric scheme

Habitat destruction - Industrialisation

  • Population increase has led to the rapid rise of cities.
  • This has resulted in a great demand for energy, manufactured goods and a transport network.
  • Massive amounts of energy, water and natural resources (oil, gas, iron etc) are required to support this demand.
  • This has resulted in high levels of pollution, loss of habitat and in the long term, a global climate change.
  • The end result is a major contribution towards loss in biodiversity due to habitat loss.

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Barn owl

 Case study:

The Edinburgh Barn owl.

The barn owl is a well known bird of prey but under increasing pressure from agriculture and industrialisation. Go to the Edinburgh website and read about the current threats to the Barn Owl near Edinburgh.
List the threats to this animal from this document.
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