Literature review Alien invasive species In today’s world, many areas have become urbanized and natural areas have become fragmented due to human interference (Alston and Richardson 2006). This in turn has caused many interfaces between the urbanized world and the natural landscape (Alston and Richardson 2006) which most of the time have negative impacts on the natural environments (Alston and Richardson 2006) such as pollution and invasion of exotic species. A species has to pass a few criteria before it can be considered an alien invasive species, not just for the reasoning that the species was not originally from that area (Richardson et al. 2000).
THE CHANGE OF THE EVERGLADES BY:EXAVION VALENTINE The presence of the Burmese python is killing the Everglades. According to Andrew Ng Burmese python are “wiping out humongous numbers of opossums, racoons, bob cats as well as many species of birds.” Florida has hosted a challenge to take down this invasive species.
Documentaries are made about the war, war veteran and Margaret Thatcher. Memorials were built for remembrance of the war. Argentina also has a public holiday in memorial of the Guerra de las Malvinas called the Malvinas Day (Office Holidays). One of the most surprising consequences of the war is how it preserves an area for a population of penguins to thrive.
Channa Argus, commonly known as the northern snakehead, is one of the many invasive species around the world. This species is a top level predator and was introduced to several American states in 2002, but its natural habitat is based in southern and eastern Asia. Northern snakeheads were transported to the waters of America by being sold from pet stores and live food fish markets, followed by being released into the wild. The northern snakehead fish threatens and competes for the native species’ resources and habitat.
Firstly, Carson uses horrific examples to grab the attention of her audience. She tells her readers about chemicals, such as pesticides, that are destructive and how they are used on all kinds of foods as well as how they are used to kill bugs. Carson explains in her essay how the war on bugs may never be won. She states “…insects, in a triumphant vindication of Darwin’s principle of the survival of the fittest, have evolved super races immune to the particular insecticides used, hence a deadlier one
The stories mentioned all used the same archetype to present what they believed to be true. They all showed how birds meant migration, water is destruction and rebirth, and how the serpent will always be evil. Archetypes still affect us today, when people see birds flying in the V formation, fall comes to mind the idea that winter is coming there is a migration of seasons. Water shows destruction in many forms for example hurricanes and floods, but it also shows rebirth in situations like baptisms or how the waves move, crash and recreate. The serpent will always mean danger, when snakes are near it is human nature to be on high alert because of the evil connotations they have with their aggressiveness.
Photography challenges us to think differently about the natural world. 1. It shows people what is going on around them and the dilemmas that some animals are facing. B. “The Pangolin Pit” is a well-known photo taken by UK-Australian photographer Paul Hilton that shows the illegal trading of dead pangolins. 1.
9. Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) This particular anime was the one that introduced Hayao Miyazaki to the world. A thousand years have passed after the “Seven Days of Fire”, a war that destroyed civilization and created the Toxic Jungle, a poisonous forest swarming with giant mutant insects.
THE IMPACT OF EBOLA SCARE ON THE CONSUMPTION OF BUSHMEAT IN GHANA-EVIDENCE FROM KUMASI METROPOLIS INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The term bush meat, also called wild meat and game meat, refers to meat from non-domesticated mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds hunted for food in tropical forest (Nasi et al 2008). They are basically meat that comes from wild animals captured in developing regions of the world such as Africa. Bush meat comes from avariety of wild animals, including bats, non-human primate (monkeys), cane rats (grasscutters), and duikers (antelopes). Bush meat is widely consumed in Africa since malnutrition is a major concern in the region mainly due to limited access to protein and the predominance of starchy diets.
This article goes further into the mistreatment of the exotic animals and demonstrates the very small government regulations. In Source 1, the author writes, “Three federal laws regulate exotic animals — the Endangered Species Act, the Public Health Service Act, and the Lacey Act. However, these laws primarily regulate the importation of exotic animals into the United States and not private possession.” (Source 1). Here, the author goes into detail about these laws, and describes how the government will really only bust on illegal exotic animal importation only if they have a reason to catch the criminals.
In the recent years, there has been an increase of invasive species in Florida such as the Burmese phyton. These reptiles are initially from Southeast Asia but due to the irresponsibility of some pet owners, they have started to invade Florida specifically in the Everglades. So far, an alarming amount counting in the hundreds have been captured in the Everglades National Park, showing how important it is to keep their population under control and from wreaking havoc. Known for consuming birds and small mammals, they show an immense effect on the local ecosystem. Authorities have hired hunters and even started annual manhunt events for these pests.
This paper will discuss a major concern that is happening with ash trees in the United States. A small beetle has been infesting and destroying ash trees in many northern states. This paper will be specifically focusing on a small town, LaGrange, Indiana, to find answers to the many questions for this project. I wanted to see what kind of an impact the Emerald Ash Borer had on the environment, and if there could be any impact on human health. Along with the impact these beetles had on the environment I hoped to find out how the Emerald Ash Borer arrived in the United States, because it is an invasive species, and to find out how they were moving so rapidly through northern states.
They don’t belong in Florida, and they are taking over the Everglades. The presence of the invasive Burmese pythons, has a negative impact on the population of other animals in the Everglades. Burmese pythons have beautiful scales. They are also huge. Burmese pythons can grow up to twenty-three feet, and two hundred pounds.
This article included many information such as,“Clapper rail survival patterns were consistent with hybrid Spartina providing increased refuge cover from predators during tidal extremes which flood native vegetation, particularly during the winter when the vegetation senescence” (Invasive Species…). We know that the most important factor that affects the clapper rail’s population is their surrounding, in order to help them we must start by removing invasive plants and replace it with plants that is helpful. The increase in invasive plants decrease the amount of spaces in which the clapper rail can build their nest, it causes many birds to die because of the lack of habitats. The invasive plants can also kill the harmless plants by taking away their nutrient, and it might take away all the possible space for nests. We can change this by replacing the invasive plants with harmless plants and even build nests for clapper
An invasion has been underway that has continued to endanger much of Americas ecosystems. To call a species “non-native” or “invasive” does not sound too threatening, but the truth is they are one of the primary threats to native wildlife in an area. An invasive species can be any kind of living organism—an amphibian, mammal, plant, insect, fish, fungus, bacteria, or even an organism’s seeds or eggs—that is not native to an ecosystem and which causes harm to the environment, the economy or even, human health (Carroll). Species have always been restless, continually testing their boundaries, but at the same time we have a global system that makes the transportation of plants and animals almost effortless on their part. One specific example