Definition of biodiverse in US English:



  • (of a habitat or region) having a high level of biodiversity.

    ‘Australia is one of the most biodiverse regions on earth’
    • ‘We didn't know whether the soil would simply blow away, or if a truly bio-diverse culture could spring up so high above ground.’
    • ‘Our carbon offset donation to Rainforest Concern is used to protect and re-plant the most biodiverse habitat in the world.’
    • ‘The country's forests are among the richest and most biodiverse in the world, but they are rapidly disappearing.’
    • ‘I've heard that some macro photographers have spent days here shooting in what is arguably the most biodiverse site anywhere.’
    • ‘Being as Ecuador is the most bio-diverse country on the planet, this task took me all day.’
    • ‘At the same time, the Tweed is one of the most ecologically biodiverse areas in Australia.’
    • ‘Here I was in the Amazon rainforest - the world's largest, most biodiverse ecosystem, the lungs of our planet.’
    • ‘In fact, more than one-tenth of Illinois is forest, with a biodiverse quilt of 250 tree species.’
    • ‘For the consumer: biodiverse foods are healthier than foods that are the product of monocropping.’
    • ‘The spare land left over from the building the motorway is probably the most biodiverse area anywhere round there.’
    • ‘Nor should any biodiverse ecosystem be damaged to grow biofuels.’
    • ‘In Colombia, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, there are over 500 species of frogs living in the northern Andes.’
    • ‘My final year thesis involved studying the interactions between bees and plants in a very biodiverse area of Mexico.’
    • ‘Coral reef systems are one of the most fragile and biodiverse ecosystems on Earth.’
    • ‘Over the past 30 years, the world has lost fully a fifth of all biodiverse tropical rainforests.’
    • ‘But, since the biodiverse services of nature are irreplaceable and non-negotiable, eventually we will all be on board or we will be desperately diminished.’
    • ‘Since we do not overlook a major flyway or biodiverse habitat, the odds are significantly stacked against noticing a brand new bird in our own backyard.’
    • ‘And I was delighted to see the treatment for this film, focusing in on New York City as a biodiverse environment.’
    • ‘This is thought to be a proximate explanation that results in the tropics being more biodiverse than the temperate zone.’
    • ‘Ecuador is the seventeenth most biodiverse country in the world, home to over 80 native potato varieties.’