This act was passed in order to allow the United States Secretary of the interior to be able to create a list of species and their subspecies of animals that were threatened with worldwide extinction. This act also forbids the importation of any species that is on the list of endangered animals, with the exception of importation for scientific, Educational, or zoological reasons. This Act was passed in fact due to many reasons. For example, in 1914, the passenger pigeon once being the most abundant bird in the United States was declared Extinct. Later, in 1944 the whooping crane had reached an all-time population low of only 21 birds, this prompted lawmakers to create an act that would help endangered
I believe in the welfare of animals and therefore I think a commercial whale ban needs to be put forth as whaling has gotten completely out of control. People can’t quite seem to grasp the concept that whaling is just not okay. Anti-whaling activism has a short history compared to other forms of activism and environmental awareness. Early members of environmental organizations began protesting whale hunts around the world in the 20th century. Greenpeace doesn’t believe in violent acts of protest where as my team the Sea Shepherd conservation believes whaling has gotten to such a point that violent outbursts need to be taken to bring awareness.
Extinction provides the human species with a different perspective. Research in the field, uncovers possible factors causing the destruction. With this knowledge, the human ascertains how to avoid extinction and how to well upkeep earth. In Twilight of the Mammoths; Overview of Overkill Martin argued that radiocarbon and other geological methods of dating proves through a correlation that human migration caused the extinction of species during the Quaternary period. The "overkill" effect of humans instigated an ecological shock misbalancing the equilibrium.
Pigeon meat was commercialized as cheap food, resulting in hunting on a massive scale for many decades. There were several other factors contributing to the decline and subsequent extinction of the species, including shrinking of the large breeding populations necessary for preservation of the species and widespread deforestation; which destroyed its habitat. A slow decline between about 1800 and 1870 was followed by a rapid decline between 1870 and 1890. The last confirmed wild bird is thought to have been shot in 1900. The last captive birds were divided in three groups around the turn of the 20th century, some of which were photographed alive.
This project is just one example of the many ways that Ducks Unlimited works in the environment. “The decline of waterfowl populations and the loss of wetlands are high-ranking environmental concerns in North America.” (Granzio and Cross, 1). Ducks Unlimited is important. Without their projects and work, waterfowl levels wouldn’t be where they are today, which would be damaging for the environment. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s main focus is to protect the animal, the environment, and to make sure that these things increase in size and numbers.
“These and other modern mysteries have established a roll of about 135 persons who went forth confidently into a world they thought small," he said. However, others people believe the Conspiracy to be a joke. They claim it as “Just another unlucky spot in the ocean.” Some even considered the disappearances to be “hoaxed” or faked, and the government covered up the truth. One of the Main Conspirators against the conspiracy, Larry Kusche, discovered key facts against the Conspiracy. He argued, “The number of ships and aircraft reported missing in the area was not significantly greater, proportionally speaking, than in any other part of the ocean.
The Sinking of the Titanic You most likely have seen the movie Titanic, but do you know the details about what went wrong and how it could 've been prevented. The Titanic shows us that looks can be deceiving. The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable, but with its fight against a large glacier it sadly was defeated in 1912. Many passengers may have thought they were safe and would make a successful trip, but they were unaware of their future situation. Documentaries and articles have described how they could have prevented the sinking.
While it may be too late for some adults to learn the consequences of their actions on the environment and its animals, it is not too late, however, for children to learn and grow up doing the right thing. Then, hopefully this way species such as the Laysan Albatross won’t be so close to being endangered anymore and can have an opportunity to breed again. The Laysan Albatross is a beautiful species that should be seen by everyone and not something that should simply fade away. The earth needs biodiversity and taking away this exotic seabird would only hurt the earth more than how it already
The concept of climate change may be one of the greatest threats to our modern day life and the future of our planet. Climate singlehandedly is able to impact natural resources, vegetation, and human impacts on an area which and effectively destroy the functionality of an ecosystem. Many climate change deniers use the formal definition of climate to support the idea that climate change and global warming does not exist - they believe that climate is simply the natural changes in weather over time. However, the change we have been witnessing over the past decade is anything but naturally occurring. There is an overwhelming consensus in the scientific community of its existence and us as a species can no longer deny it while sweeping it under
But a year later, it too went extinct. Archer has several reasons for trying to clone it. Mainly because there’s the medical potential. But really there is a more important reason that drives him. “If we were responsible for the extinction of the species, deliberately or inadvertently, we have a moral responsibility or imperative to undo that if we can,” he says.
Meyer gave me a new insight as to how much people have changed the world, the fact that we categorize animals as endangered is a big enough warning, but we also fail to recognize, or choose to ignore, that they gained this status we give to them because of our actions. He is telling how natural selection is being replaced by human selection. Because humans now choose what is most important and least negatively impacting to the planet, as told by humans. This fits the
The reading states that several methods have been proposed to solve the problem of declining frog populations and provides three reasons of support. However, the professor states that these methods are not a practical solution and refutes each of the authors ' reasons. First, the reading states that if laws laws prohibited the farmers from using harmful pesticides, it would significiantly reduce the harm pesticides cause to frogs. The professor opposes this point by saying that this is not an economical and practical solution. The professor points out that stop using pesticides that will make farmers lose a lot of crops.
After the 1906 fires, the city was rebuilt using materials from the dunes, causing many species specific to the area to become extinct (Top 10 US Endangered Species). Lange’s metalmark butterfly is one of the most endangered species in the United States (Top 10 US Endangered Species). This butterfly used to have a population size of 250,000 (Top 10 US Endangered Species). By the year 2006, the number dropped to only 45 butterflies (Top 10 US Endangered Species). Due to conservation efforts, the population number has steadily risen to 150 individuals.