What is a fragile environment?

Can you please give me a definition of it, and examples? thanks a lot!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A fragile environment is one that is both easily disturbed and difficult to restore if disturbed. If you drop a wine glass, or squeeze it too hard, or hit it with something, it will likely break. After it is broken, there is little chance you will be able to mend it. The same can be said for fragile environments. Take Iceland for example. When the Norse first settled on Iceland, they encountered dense, old forests. They also encountered a bird called the dodo. Apparently, they didn't like dodos very much, so they hunted the bird to extinction. Soon, the forests started disappearing. Next, the soil, which was very light in Iceland, started to erode into the sea. Without soil, the Norse couldn't grow crops. What they didn't know about the dodo, was that it was the only animal on the island capable of digesting the seeds of trees, thus maintaining the forest. Had they known, they probably would have been much kinder to the dodo. The point is that all it took was the extinction of one species for the whole landscape of Iceland to change. What was once a land of old, green forests is now a largely desolate landscape. That, in essence, is a fragile environment.

  • yasmin
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Definition Of Fragile

  • 3 years ago

    Define Fragile

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Fragile environment is delicate environment. Example: Global warming is making the environment fragile.

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  • 1 decade ago

    An enviroment that is fragile in every since of the word. Emotionally, spiritually, financially, just to name a few. For example, when a parent talks down to kid to many times, that enviroment is not healthy emotionally. When one does not have their independance, they are most likely not healthy. When one is to poor to take care of themselves. All these things are what I would call "fragile" and unhealthy enviroments.

  • 4 years ago

    is where productive land turns to a desert like environment for a long period of time

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  • 1 decade ago

    the environment you live in (out side your home)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    One that's ever changing.

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