Talk:Biological diversity definition

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The CBD definition is the internationally accepted definition of biodiversity. The E.O. Wilson version is as the first recorded definition of the term and therefore of historical interest.

Functionally these two definitions are similar. The CBD definition explicitly incorporates the term ecosystem which is used in a comparable context to the word biome within the Wilson definition. Both definitions include genetic, species, habitat and geographic scales thereby encompassing all living things and associated systems.