The Sierra Club is currently one of, if not the biggest, environmental organizations. If it were to suddenly collapse, then America’s wildlife could be in danger. Without any other organizations with the power the Sierra Club has accumulated, the government would take federal action to possibly damage certain national parks. For example, in 1920, the government had plans to flood and dam the Grand Canyon. However, the Sierra Club protested this plan strongly, and ultimately prevented it from happening.
Why end construction on The Dakota Access Pipeline now? The 3.7 billion that the government has to pay does not compare to price that the Sioux tribe has to bare. The United States has a history of reaping the benefits of indigenous people. The government will do anything to further its economic advancement. If the Dakota Access Pipeline is continued to be built, corporations will once again destroy the sacrality
The reintroduction of grey wolves in 1995 into Yellowstone National Park had an incredible ripple effect that had an impact on multiple species of animals and plants. This reintroduction is a fantastic example of interrelatedness between multiple factors. Prior to the wolves returning to Yellowstone, the large population of elk was having a negative impact on other species around them. Without their main predator, the elk population in Yellowstone was able to not only increase but they were also able to remain in one area during the winter. The elk had no main predator to run from, therefore they would stay in one general area and use up the food sources around them, in this case being willow and aspen plants.
After seeing the horrific sanitation issues in the meat processing industry, the president decided that the government needed to step in and provide regulation. He also later signed the Pure Foods and Drugs Act, which banned the sale of food and drug which the government deemed unsafe for public consumption. But Roosevelt wasn’t done improving the public welfare. He strongly believed that the preservation of wilderness was crucial to America’s health and economy. He preserved over 230,000,000 acres of land, setting aside 150 protected forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 4 game reserves, and helping build 24 irrigation projects.
Rapid industrialization has led to the widespread destruction of the natural wilderness around us. In President Jimmy Carter’s foreword to “Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, A Photographic Journey” by Subhankar Banerjee, he describes the picturesque scenery of the Arctic refuge and with it’s one in a million biodiversity, the need to protect it from development of industries and its negative side effects. The author starts his discussion by describing ‘America’s Serengeti’, its inhabitants and their surroundings. He personifies the animals with almost human like behavior – connecting with his audience’s emotions and grabbing their attention instantly. While mentioning “polar bears and caribou give birth” and “wolves howling in the midnight sun”, he explains to his readers that human beings are not the only species with emotions.
Our carbon tax just passed, now we accept these pipelines, it doesn’t make sense at all. The whole world is harvesting down 3.5 acres of forest every MINUTE. Canada requires companies to plant a tree for every cut, but you are not getting the same forest in return. Canada has 385 endangered species, the reason it that the best land won’t be converted to a protected area, it would be used for farming, forestry, and housing. But I will give Canada one thing they have recognised the risk we are doing to our environment.
Is Enkidu’s life better before or after he leaves animal life and enters the human world? In the story Gilgamesh translated by N. K. Sandars, Gilgamesh is the main character and the king of Uruk. The gods think he is too powerful, so they make is equal and name him Enkidu. The gods let Enkidu loose in the forest, and he lives among the animals for most of his life. He is like a wild beast until a harlot comes along and seduces him.
seclusion, so called simplicity, the beautiful landscapes, its hard no to believe that alaska could cure all of our issues. the dreamers and the misfits that jon krakauer meantions in the quote from page four in Into the Wild expect alaska to patch up the unsatisfactory holes in their lives. a person being interviewed from Into the Wild, Jim Gallien, explains that people, such as Chris McCandless, have certain expectations for alaska; these expectations include easily living off of the land and claiming "a piece of the good life". all of these people that expect "the frontier" to save us believe that since they will live an imagined simplier life, most of their problems will be cured. the holes they search for something to fill could be caused
Only when the last of the animal’s horns, tusks, skin and bones are sold, will Mankind realize that money can never buy back our wildlife” - Paul Oxton Poaching is a big problem all over the world and results in many species of animals becoming endangered. To try and protect some of the more endangered animals like the Rhino, game rangers have tried surgical removal of the animal’s horn to make the rhino useless to poachers. The removal of animals’ horns to protect them against poachers is not the most effective anti-poaching solution. This essay will show why the removal of the animal’s horn is not a good solution by showing the negative effects of removing the horn, the cost of removing the horn, what is done with the horns and how the removal of the horn has reduced poaching. Animals like Rhinos are poached for their horns as they are used for medicinal purposes and jewelry.
All types of ongoing, and future animal confinement should be banned, as to prevent any form of animal cruelty-- physical or psychological. The reason behind this debate goes along the lines of effects on the animals that are involved in circuses, zoos, etc., and the social/economic impact of entertainment on society. Keeping these animal entertainment companies and improving them would promise a safe haven for wild animals, as well as animals that are endangered. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “scientists
This will be a great experience to see these animals away from the big screen and away from human civilization. Also we will be stopping by the National Elk Refuge, a preservation containing hundreds of American elk. I hope to ask the tour guides a few questions. What makes the American government set aside a piece of land as a National Park? Also are all of the animals located here native to this region or have some been “naturalized”?
All these factors are why many proponents believe this is a great idea. Overall risking Alaskan wildlife, and destroying the way of some of the native people who live in that area isn’t worth a pebble mine. Destroying Alaskan culture isn’t worth a pebble mine. The upkeep of this operation isn’t worth a pebble. None of this adds up to it being a realistic ideal for many
Carter opens this element when he describes, “This magnificent area is a vast as it is wild, from the windswept coastal plain where polar bears and caribou give birth, to the towering Brooks Range where Dall sheep cling to cliffs and wolves howl in the midnight sun”. The imagery describing the lives of different animals of the area presents the refuge as a symbol of life. Those who care for the beauty of nature and purity of life would be compelled to speak out against the destruction of the refuge for industrial use. Carter also states near the end of the passage that the refuge “is a symbol of our national heritage”. This line would evoke feelings of patriotism from Americans, specifically appealing to those with strong emotions regarding the well-being and appearance of the nation.
Listing of the northern spotted owl as threatened and the designation of critical habitat space are helping to reduce habitat loss on Federal lands. The owl and its habitat are of immense scientific value, providing opportunities for inquiry and for increasing our understanding of this unique ecosystem and its role in our lives and in those of future generations. To date, little research has been done on these forests in the Pacific Northwest. To allow their extinction is to permanently destroy the possibility of exploration and the benefits generated by new