In today 's modern world as we expand, we are taking away habitats from animals and other diverse ecosystems. By doing this we are causes animals to become endangered and extinct. One animal that is harmed by the expansion of humans is the manatee. The manatee lives in warm shallow water next the the shore because that is where the animals have access to food and other resources.
The book “The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change” written by Tim Flanner pertains to predicting the global warming consequence on earth and species. In chapter 9, the unraveling world, the author talks about global warming and how it can have a long-lasting and far-reaching impact on our lives. He points out the substantial and rapid change of the climate and its connection with the effects of El Nino and La Nina are also uncovered. Climate change can be a major contributor as to where species live and how they interact. The changes can also be observed by the changing migration patterns of these species. Moreover, the unexpected changes in climate can also bring about a shift in the behaviour of species such as insects, butterflies, birds, caterpillars, frogs and possums. The author illustrates an example of how in northern Mexico and southern California the increased temperature has caused the plant on which caterpillars feed to wilt earlier which eventually cause larvae to starve.
A food web consists of all food chains of an ecosystem. A food web is a diagram which shows the transfer of energy between species. Energy is transferred through food; therefore, food webs basically show which fauna eats which. Food webs are organized into layers of who eats who called trophic levels. The bottom trophic level of a food web is the producers, the second being the primary consumer, then the secondary consumers, tertiary consumers and the final trophic level being the decomposers. The ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef is a fragile balance, with a food chain that has several points, in which each one is reliant on one another. The Great Barrier Reef’s coordinates are 18.2871° S, 147.6992° E. The Reef has a huge amount of flora
For throughout most of history the massive marshy wetlands, lakes, and rivers from Lake Okeechobee to the tip of the peninsula have been in perfect balance, but recent human-made problem are threatening the area to the point of destruction. Originally, the whole entire Everglades covered almost 3 million acres, but it is receding drastically 1,800 miles of canals and dams are breaking up with water pumps, and pump stations are diverting the natural flow to coastal towns. Because of this, the water level in the Everglades is disrupted. During the wet season, Floridians find themselves with too much water than they know what to do with. During the dry season, Floridians run low on water. Because of this, many native species are dying out.
Biodiversity is the variety of life in the world. Biodiversity is important everywhere because it is a resource in which all living organisms and future generation organisms depend on. It is important to California because California has many different bioregions. If California did not have biodiversity in its bioregions, one animal would have to adapt to all the different regions. By adapting, it would have to live off the land and eat its own species. Since California has such a high level of biodiversity, the example above is unlikely.
Florida’s ecosystem is forever being changed as we know it. Florida’s invasive species list is rapidly growing making it more difficult for native species to compete. Every day invasive species are released in Florida 's waterways, forest, and swamps wreaking havoc on the native plant and animal life. Everyday people are able to walk into a common pet store and buy their very own python, tegu, or a lionfish perhaps. Most of the people enjoy the animal at first, but they are not prepared for the future responsibilities that follow. They end up in your backyard, your local canals, and even in your neighborhood parks. We must find a way to stop this terrible issue.
The United States of America abounds with beautiful scenery, amazing natural resources, and fascinating animals. Each state can boast of its unique natural resources. The state of Alaska provides an abundant habitat for numerous species of mammals, fish, and birds.
Have you ever thought about which animals are near extinction or endangerment ? Have you looked them up? How many are left? Which ones have been removed? Do you know why they are going endangered? Have you heard what a dodo is? Well yeah it’s extinct. Do you know why? Do you know why it’s important to save an endangered animal?
Invasive species interact with the global health of ecosystems; cause great damage to natural systems and are a huge cost to society as a whole (1). Biologists and environmentalists are alarmed that the invasions of these species could lead to large-scale declines and extinction of native species (3). There are approximately 50,000 foreign species Living in the United States, causing major environmental damages which costs add up to about $120 billion a year. It is believed that about 42% of the threatened or endangered species are at risk because of invasive species (4).
Found in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador.
In both the article “Permit to Hunt..” and the John Stossel video on Endangered Species both made one point very clear -- in order to save endangered species we have to kill them. The article and the video take this in two very different directions but they are both similar thematically. In the article, the writer talks about the sale of a permit that allows for the buyer to kill one post-breeding black rhino. The $350,000 raised would go on to fund the Namibian Government and their anti-poaching battle. Though it was faced with opposition and a petition calling for the sale to stop reached 75,000 signatures, the auction went as scheduled.
I listened to the science Friday about how Hurricane Irma could affect Florida’s endangered species. This topic interested me for a number of reasons. While following Hurricane Irma I had seen a lot about how pets and livestock were getting moved and taken care of, but I never heard anything about how Irma affected the native and endangered species. Also, I go fishing in Florida every winter so I was interested on how the Hurricane would affect endangered fish after seeing pictures Tampa Bay empty and water in the streets of Miami. The guest on this show was Danielle Overcheck who is post doctoral associate at the institute of water and the environment at Florida International University. The other guest was Kenneth Meyer, who is the executive
The United States of America abounds with beautiful scenery, amazing natural resources, and fascinating animals. One of these states is Alaska. Alaska has an amazing ecosystem that holds many creatures. The state of Alaska provides an abundant habitat for numerous species of mammals, fish, and birds.
Poaching is defined as illegally capturing, injuring, or killing an animal that is not on your land. The motive to commit this crime over the years has shifted from simply from individuals illegally hunting game to large organizations slaughtering animals to gain profit. Many are aware of this issue, but underestimate the sheer enormity of it. According to The Fish and Wildlife Service, there is an estimated $15-20 billion global market generated from poaching and trafficking of animals and their body parts. They have also reported that over 8,000 endangered species do not receive any federal protection. Unfortunately, poaching is a desirable industry for many organized crime groups because wildlife crime sentences are lenient, and probationary
Why are different species becoming extinct? Do researchers know how many innocent animals are killed each year? When will animals be protected in a comfortable habitat? In man-made environments, such as zoos and other nature parks, animals that are born in the wild are protected and well taken care of. Due to animals running around in the wild, scientists and researchers can track the amount of animals being killed everyday. This usually causes extinction within that species, and researchers have decided to do something about it. Although endangered animals are born in the wild, they should be sheltered and protected in nature parks because it helps decrease the amount of extinctions, allows a better and healthier environment, and the animals are protected from predators and human hunters.