Over the past years grizzly bear have been going extinct, this is because hunters go out and kill this amazing animal. People claim that hunting these “beast” supply food and others say that they kill for population control. This paper will talk about how there are big game hunters who are causing grizzly bears to become extinct, which means there is no reason for population control on these animals. Hunting for grizzly bears should not be allowed. Grizzly bear hunting is being treated as a sport and should be stopped.
The North American Wolf Reintroduction After reading the article “Yellows Stone After Wolves”, we can see that within Yellowstone National Park, wolves, specifically gray wolves, are being reintroduced after nearly being hunted to extinction during the 19th and 20th centuries. Many people are not in favor of this due to fear of losing livestock, threats to humans, and even the destabilization of ecosystems due to wolves being major predators. Another park that wolves were reintroduced into was Isle Royale National Park, in which the wolves thrive, there are no reports of
After many years the wolf is being reintroduced to the Yellowstone national park, to be brought back into the ecosystem(Stevens). The grey wolf effects its ecosystem in many ways. When the wolves started to repopulate and grow in numbers the amount of deer, elk and Moses started to drop. Most
In 1589, Peter Stubbe made a deal with the Devil. In Bedburg, a small town near Cologne, Germany, animals began to be mutilated in the night. Soon after, children and grown men and women began to disappear, later found mauled beyond recognition. The townspeople suspected a rogue wolf and eventually a group of men corned the creature. But what they found was not a beast, but a man ––one of their own–– named Peter Stubbe, a well liked and well respected farmer.
Wolves have a very low population, and are close to endangerment. The wolf’s biggest threat might be people. “Some people kill wolves for their fur or because they are afraid wolves might attack them.” Says Richard and Louise Spilsbury, authors of A Pack of Wolves. So, as an effort to save wolves, Yellowstone national park has started to relocate wolves. Did you Know?
There is an estimated 60,000 wolves in Canada. Farley Mowat studies the grey wolf in his book Never Cry Wolf (1963). Throughout the book, Mowat uses the rhetorical strategies pathos, logos, and personification to disprove the misconception about wolves. The book is about a scientist (Farley Mowat) that flies into the Canadian Barrens in order to research wolves. His goal is to prove that wolves are killing thousands of caribou for sport, but he find that the wolves are not to blame for the decrease in caribou populations.
After reading "Scared to Death" by Ed Yong and "Wolf Family Values" by Sharon Levy, I have come to the conclusion that Sharon Levy 's article presents a stronger case. Levy wrote, "But Haber argued that by focusing on population size, the establishment has ignored the fact that the hunting of wolves warps their social structure, ripping apart the family times and traditions that define wolf society…." (Levy ll 16-18) In other words, killing wolves destroys the natural family unit. Destroying even one member of a pack can greatly impact the pack as a whole.
A remote island that has remained uninfluenced by humans is now on the verge of losing its wolf population due to genetic deformities. The island is called Isle Royale and its once abundant wolf inhabitants have now dwindled to three remaining wolves. This leaves many scientists and researchers with the question of what actions to take in order to save the wolves from extinction. After researching and gathering information, it is clear that the best way to save these wolves is for humans to immediately introduce more wolves to the island in order for the island to flourish, genetic variation to expand, and the number of wolf offspring to rise.
The U.S. citizens were killing buffalo to feed railroad workers and to give leather to factories. Around 1 million buffalo were killed each year and soon they were dying off. In document five, it shows what each part of the buffalo was used for. It shows that the Native Americans used every part of the animals just to survive. They used it for food, clothes, shelter, and tools.
But the ESA listing meant that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) had to actively recover wolves. In 1986, biologists searching for wolves in northwest Montana found a litter of wolf pups only 10 miles below the Canadian border in Glacier National Park. They were the first confirmed wolves born in the western U.S. in decades. A few wolves were also documented in Idaho and Wyoming during the 1980s and 90s, but most were poisoned or shot. In 1993, USFWS proposed five alternative plans for wolf recovery.
Over the past two decades the pine forests of Western North America have experienced major changes due to the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic that began in 1995. Mountain Pine Beetles are insect parasites that use trees as their hosts in order to mate and lay eggs. After the larva becomes a beetle, the tree is killed and the next generation of beetles set out to find another pine tree and the cycle repeats. Environmentalists have proven the changes in the lifecycle of the pine beetle to be directly correlated with the adaptations of the Mountain Pine and climate change. Since the epidemic began the Mountain Pine Beetle is responsible for affecting millions of acres of forest in the western United States and over 44 million acres in British Columbia.
In the article, “Fighting for Foxes” the authors, Conover and Curry, explain how the Channel Island Foxes were close to extinction and how the population arose and came back. The process of how the Channel Island Foxes almost became extinct is this. The Bald Eagles started to decline because DEE, a chemical got into the food web, causing eggs to break easily or not hatch at all. The Golden Eagles then started taking over the area. The reason for this is because Bald Eagles started declining and left no competition for Goldens.
Societies and cultures such as our own can only advance if we learn from previous mistakes, in this case I am talking about extinct species of wildlife. In the past, people have killed a lot of animals in large numbers as they deemed fit for things that include a stable food source, resource, and to affect other peoples as with the bison. Bolen and Robinson made excellent points on this issue about how Americans waged war on Bison as an attempt to take away the Indian’s food source and how that is why the mighty bison is so scarce today (Bolen and Robinson 10). The bison and other examples in the text are great examples of Europeans overkilling and driving species of animals to extinction for various reasons, but it is very important. If we