Coyote Species Case Study

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The Case Study of the Declining Biodivesity between Coyote Species and Rodent Species.

What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity can be referred to as a variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems, and the ecological and evolutionary processes that sustain it (What is Biodiversity? n.d.). Biodiversity includes all living things such as rare, threatened, or endangered species, the microbes, fungi and invertebrates. Maintaining biodiversity is important because most of our food, drinking water, medicine, fuel and shelter are mainly originate from plants and animals.

What are Coyotes?

The coyote species is one of the most adaptable animals that can change their breeding habits, diet and social dynamics to survive in a
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Results of the removal of coyotes seem unclear but in some cases, different length of some control can produce various results. In the short-term coyote removal efforts which last about less than 6 months have shown that there is no increase in the prey base where the long-term which has an intensive removal of coyotes shows that there is an alteration to the species composition within the ecosystem (Henke S., n.d.). The removal of coyotes is needed because of the side effects they give to the environment as they are able to damage a variety of resources that includes livestock, poultry, crops, and sometimes prey on pets and pose a threat to public health and safety because they can act as carriers of rabies (Coyotes, n.d.). The Norway rats and the root rats are the two common species that are known to cause problems in the U.S. (Lupo J., n.d.). For the removal of these two rodents species is essential due to the damage it can cause and the disease they carry. The Norway rats tend to dig burrows for them to live in which cause instability of homes and buildings, blockage of sewer lines and spoil the look of landscaping yard. As for the roof rats, they often cause structural damage in houses as they gnaw on wood and wires. They are able to reduce harvest as they are tree climbers that feed on fruits. These rats are known to be carriers of some diseases…show more content…
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