The objectives of the recovery plan is to remove the ferret from the threatened/endangered list and in order to achieve this the plan will begin working on downlisting the species before finally removal. The downlisting objectives include the establishment of at least “1,500 breeding adults, in 10 or more populations” across at least 6 of the 12 historical range states and maintaining the population at least three years before downlisting the species (USFWS, 2013). Additionally, maintaining an approximate 247,000 acres of prairie dog habitat and conserving and managing a minimum of 280 breeding adults across three facilities to insure a healthy stock (USFWS, 2013). In order for complete delisting of the species the goal numbers are double of the wild breeding ferret at 3000 and the total acreage 494,000 (USFWS,
In the 1500’s when Hernán Cortés colonized the new world, the Techichis disappeared for about 350 years. They returned in 1850, when three small dogs resembling the Techichi were discovered roaming the ruins of Casas Grandes in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The modern day Chihuahua gets its name from the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. It is believed the Techichi bred with a dog that was brought over by the Spanish and the result is the Chihuahua we breed today. The modern day Chihuahua has gone through many changes and become very popular since their discovery in the 19th
Ypres, Belgium- Yesterday, on April 24, the First Canadian Division won recognition by holding their ground at Salient Ypres, against German 's new weapon of modern warfare, chlorine gas for 2 days. On April 22, the Germans released 160 tons of chlorine gas towards the French accompanied by the Canadians and British, which caused many to asphyxiate by drowning in their own bodily fluids. (Ypres 1915) "The French defences crumbled as many died or fled, leaving a gaping 6 kilometre hole in the Allied line. "(Foot) 6,000 French colonial troops were killed or wounded within ten minutes of the gas being released. (Duffy) Two days after the first attack, the Germans released another attack of gas and artillery towards the Canadians at St. Juliens.
Dingoes will normally make their dens in deserted rabbit holes and hollow logs close to an essential supply of water. The dingo is the largest terrestrial predator in Australia, and plays an important role as an apex predator. However, the dingo is seen as a pest by livestock farmers due to attacks on animals. Conversely, their predation on rabbits, kangaroos and rats may be of benefit to graziers.
The dogs bred in these puppy mills are typically damaged either physically or emotionally. The puppies produced in the puppy mills are prone to get viral or bacterial infections due to the unsanitary living quarters; normally just a small kennel for one to eight dogs. Also, the puppies run a high risk of
What will happen to you if you stepped of the tail of your pet wolf? Your pet cat has been out of the wild for hundreds of generations, yet it still has the instincts to hunt. A bear that was removed from the wild as a cub will definitely still learn how to hunt and kill. This puts you in danger if you are trying to keep this animal as pet. As Slater states in her article “And though such animals are no longer wild, neither are they
Scott Harrell the cofounder of the World Lionfish Hunters Association said in his article, “We are only just beginning to understand the consequences of the lionfish invasion at this point, even the scientists that have been studying the non-native lionfish for two decades are having a really tough time even articulating what the landscape of our local oceans and seas are going to look like ten short years from now” (Harrell). I have seen first hand what an invasive species can do to a natural habitat in ten years and it is not a pretty sight. The same problem occurs with the Alligator Snakehead, a fresh water invasive species, which is taking over game fish habitats. I, with many other conservationists, believe that we should eradicate as many invasive species as possible. Methods have been used in freshwater by taking all the oxygen from the water where snakeheads have been found.
Over 180,000 Japanese were killed in these two bombings and thousands more died later due to radiation sickness (Langley 84). However, when the United States was suffering through a dark period, it is a fair decision to use atomic weapons to shorten the amount of casualties. United States President Truman knew of the way the Japanese fought. They fought to the death, and they were brutal to the prisoners of war. Besides, United States had suffered the loss of over 418,000 lives, both military and civilian (Perry 286).
The police also found dogs strapped to treadmills; chemicals to enhance muscle and training for the use of fighting. (AP Regional State Report) Dog fighting is outlawed in all 50 sates, but there are problems preventing it. The ways we could possibly prevent it, get rid of the fighting dog breed, give animal shelters/ breeders ways to look for signs of people that fight dogs and to start making it mandatory for dogs to be chipped. The pit bull is the main dog breed for fighting in the United States. Some people don't raise these
Almost four years after Pearl Harbor, on August 6, 1945 there were nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima because the U.S. had a great deal of tension with Japan for decades. President Harry S. Truman had a plan called the Potsdam Declaration that agreed to peace terms and more importantly to end the war. I believe this was the right thing to do because we were giving Japan a chance to surrender unlike what they did to Pearl Harbor. This was announced less than two weeks before the “Little Boy”was dropped on Hiroshima, so all of these deaths could have been avoided. Little Boy was a codename for the uranium atomic bomb.
Beyond the ash itself, the Tennessee Valley Authority did a $40 million study to determine the residual effects on the environment and wildlife from the spill and what ash remains in the rivers. About 500,000 cubic yards of ash remain. It has mixed with decades-old radioactive pollution from the Department of Energy 's nearby nuclear reservation in Oak Ridge, making it too risky, difficult and expensive to remove. The study found no major risks from the remaining ash, but TVA is required to monitor wildlife for the next 30 years. TVA also has pledged $43 million in support to Roane County, $32 million of which has been invested at nine area schools.