Question by  Meg69 (2)

What are the causes of overpopulation?

What is the definition of overpopulation?


Answer by  Student123 (45)

Overpopulation can be defines as too many people, animals, insects, or living subjects congregating and surviving in one area. The causes of overpopulation can be as follows: inadequate birth control usage; lack of disease; overabundance of occupations; government benefits given to large families; lack of natural predators; overabundance of resources.


Answer by  timetravel (114)

Overpopulation occurs when the birthrate exceeds the resources available to sustain life. The same lack of resources itself can perpetuate overpopulation - lack of education regarding the consequences of unlimited human growth, birth control methods, etc. Also, money and healthcare are in short supply in many of these areas of overpopulation - the means to educate and distribute birth control.


Answer by  jude11 (499)

Overpopulation is when there are more members of a certain species than an ecosystem can handle. Things that cause overpopulation are higher birth rates and less diseases.


Answer by  HilaryC (1382)

Overpopulation is when an area is populated more than it can sustain. Take rabbits, if they overpopulated because of no predators (a cause), there would not be enough food to go around. They would start dying of starvation and disease, which would lead them to return to normal numbers.

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