Throughout the past several decades, the black footed ferret (mustela nigripes) remains at the near top of the endangered species list. These small mammals are one of the most endangered species in North America. The black footed ferret has little visibility compared to other endangered species. With a population of only 370, the black footed ferret’s chances of survival appear slim. Total elimination of the black footed ferret would negatively impact other species in its ecosystem.
A drastic change as we can see that more than half of the Everglades has disappeared. Along with the disappearance of its land and water we see that animals have been effected to. The Everglades is an environmentally diverse location that holds many different habitats and in those habitats lie native, invasive, and endangered species. Throughout this speech you will learn just what exactly is happening to the precious animals of the Everglades.
Loggerhead turtles are species generalists. Loggerheads compete with other carnivorous predators whose diets overlaps with theirs. For example, juvenile loggerheads and Kemp’s ridleys in waters around Long Island have substantial diet overlap. Interspecific competition also occurs for nest sites for beaches shared with other sea turtles species; however, this problem was likely greater in the past before modern turtle population declines. The diet of loggerheads includes many species that are harvested by humans and consequently decreases in food resources can result in sublethal effects in the form of decreased growth rates and reproductive output (Bjorndal 2003).
Have you ever heard the deafening trumpet of an elephant or witnessed the quick and sudden turns of a cheetah? These natural wonders are merely a fraction of the countless species that compose the complex web of life on Earth. However, the continued presence of these creatures is becoming increasingly jeopardized, as human activities like habitat destruction and poaching are carried out. Enter the wildlife protection community, a network of passionate individuals who devote their efforts to preserving endangered species and their associated habitats. The wildlife protection community is a committed group of individuals who recognize the importance of conserving these creatures and their natural surroundings in order to maintain biodiversity,
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 environment does a great job supplying ecosystem goods and services. An ecosystem good is the natural habitat the Modoc bioregion gives to the animals. An ecosystem service can be the animals around the bioregion. They do a numerous amount of jobs around the environment. In fact, they are
Animals and plants become at risk for extinction, or endangerment, when environments and ecosystems are changed by human activities or other natural causes (Wright & Boorse, 2014). Regrettably, human activity is usually the source of environmental change and endangerment to a species through pollution, over-consumption, and in some regions of the world, over-population (Wright & Boorse, 2014). Also attributable to the destruction of a species, are the human activities that result in habitat loss and the introduction of an exotic species into foreign ecosystems (Wright & Boorse, 2014). Human activity is not solely to blame, as each species also has natural predators; however, habitat loss, relating to economic development, appears to be the
B. Birds (i) Human actions have caused many native bird species to become threatened. Lone Pine has a range of birds from wedge-tailed eagles to parrots. Complete the table of information for the birds listed below. Bird Endangered, vulnerable, rare or not threatened Human actions impacting on species’ survival Golden-shouldered Parrot Endangered The golden shouldered Parrot is endangered because of a lack of food and vulnerability.
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.
Recently, this has been the pattern for sea turtles; however, there was a time when this wasn’t the case: “[Sea turtles] have existed for over 100 million years” (Sea Turtle Conservancy, “Why Care?”) without the trouble of pollution on beaches and oceans. Sea turtles are important to the environment—they act as a keystone species, providing other sea life with safe homes away from predators by consuming their primary food source. A sea turtle’s main component of food consists of seagrass which needs to be maintained and kept short because “they provide breeding and developmental grounds for many species of fish, shellfish and crustaceans. Without seagrass beds, many marine species humans harvest would be lost, as would lower levels of the food chain” (Sea Turtle Conservancy, “Why Care?”). Although sea turtles face copious severe problems regarding global warming and pollution, which affect their birthing population, migration patterns, and food sources, many countries are working together for protection and
Leatherback sea turtles, like in the Eastern Pacific along the coast of South America, are another endangered species that has suffered from the effects of poaching. Their meat and eggs are considered a delicacy in some countries. In other areas of the world, the turtles are hunted for different reasons. Jewelry, instruments, wall hangings, and ceremonial objects can be made from the turtle's skin and shells. Based on what happened to the rhino population, you are probably able to guess the effect on the sea turtles.