The Herpailurus yagouaroundi also known as Jaguarundi is apart of the kingdom animalia, phylum chordata, class mammalia, order carnivora, and family felidae. The Herpailurus yagouaroundi is one of the more unusual New World cat species (Jaguarundi videos, photos, and facts). It is somewhat weasel like in appearance, it is long and slender with short legs and a long flattened head, it also has a long tail. It can range in length from 28-54 inches from nose to the tip of the tail. Its coat lacks spots like other South American cats. The species occurs in a variety of colors but the two main colors are a dark morph or a red morph (Exploring Nature Educational Resource). The ones with the dark morph tend to be more brown and black in color and
Many people know what wolves are and often assume they are fierce, carnivorous, beasts. Yes, they are carnivorous, but generally speaking, they are not savage beasts that kill everything in sight. They kill what they need for food to survive and often times are under fed, attacking when they feel threatened or their family is in danger. What most people do not know is that not all wolves are the same, and some are very unique and different from the rest. One of these unique species is found in British Columbia 's Great Bear Rainforest. This rainforest is a quiet, peaceful place, and is virtually one of the last places on earth untouched by humans. This rainforest is home to some very unique creatures, including the "Sea Wolf", more commonly
Imagine you are visiting the wild forest of Southeast Asia. You suddenly hear a hissing noise you then realize it 's a mongoose and king cobra fighting. In a blink of an eye the fight got more intense. Who do you think you get the victory? Many people have studied and researching about these exciting animals and how they adapted in the wildlife. If a Mongoose and a King Cobra get into a fight I think the mongoose would win, because the information I have gathered. Several articles that I have recently read have come to a conclusion that the mongoose have many abilities, that make it able to beat the King Cobra.
The question of the necessity of zoos is extremely controversial nowadays. There are many people who advocate for replacing them with sanctuaries as they believe money spent on keeping wild animals captive might have been used for conserving them in wild. Others are concerned that zoos serve not only for people's pleasure but for preserving and keeping populations that otherwise would go extinct. There are sufficient arguments for both points of view, expressed in various articles that are dedicated to the significant topic. “Do elephants belong in zoos?” by Jeffrey P. Cohn and “Eight reasons why zoos are good for conservation” by James Borrell are the examples of such articles. The opinions expressed there are mostly similar for they state
In Hawaiian Haleakala means “House of the sun.” Haleakala National Park is located in the island of Maui, Hawaii. “Maui’s two eroded volcanoes, Haleakala and West Maui, were once part of a large volcanic massif made up of six major volcanoes. When sea level was lower, during the coldest times of the Pleistocene Epoch, the six volcanoes formed one island.” Haleakala is a part of the Kea trend of volcanoes that includes West Maui, Mauna Kea and Kohala volcanoes.
Elijah Anderson is an author of the text that was read of Urban Experience; it’s titled as The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life. As I read through the text, it made me wondered if places that I’ve been to is considered as part of cosmopolitanism or ethnocentrism. Elijah stated that cosmopolitanism embrace the individuality and achievement, especially through education and experience (p. 189). On the other hand, ethnocentrism embrace the loyalty to their own ethnic group (p. 189). Both of them typically applied onto non-white people, more specifically African-Americans’ attitude and their cultural assumptions and behaviors that come within. It seems that in order to have the particular location to embrace the cosmopolitan
Aesthetic value is value towards the land based on its appearance and beauty. Landforms may have different aesthetic values as it is based on what you personally find beautiful and unique.
Snakes can really give a shiver through people 's body. Did you know Burmese pythons can grow about 4 times your size. The Everglades is located in Florida and being taken over by big snakes. This is a bad thing because the Burmese pythons wiping out many species of animals, ten of thousands of these snakes called Burmese Pythons are living in the Everglades, and People are setting up to hunt these snakes with a grand prize of 1,000 dollars.
Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle was written during the Progressive Era, a time of economic and social problems due to the rapid industrialization that occurred in America during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Progressivism was a movement that developed to bring about an end government corruption and return power to the citizens. It was not a single uniform movement. Progressives did not share the same views on every issue. It consisted of Republican, Democrats, and members of third parties. Although not a single uniform movement, the main goal was to improve the lives of American citizens and to strive to make government more accountable.
Canada is an international leader in forest management in my opinion based on several fact and statistics. We live in a world today where we need to realize and understand the importance towards sustainability. Sustainability holds powerful meaning when introduced into the term ecological footprint, Canada does an exceptional job at managing our forestry and sustaining in proper means. Canada’s commitment to monitoring has pulled us aside from the rest of the world. Our forest laws and harvest regulations go hand in hand with each other, this affects our economy. Canada is facing the problem the world knew about for years, climate change, now Canada must come up with a plan for the future in order to factor in the missing variable of a hotter
A keystone species are an extremely important factor for keeping diversity in an ecosystem. When lost they can have detrimental effect on the ecosystem they are inhabiting. These include and diversity decrease and the ecosystem 's structure is significantly structured(Campbell). It has a strong control over the community due to its ecological role or niche(Reece). One of the main keystone species that is regenerating is the grey wolf or the Canis lupus. After many years the wolf is being reintroduced to the Yellowstone national park, to be brought back into the ecosystem(Stevens).
The Monarch butterfly is on a major decline for a number of reasons but three being examined are, deforestation in their breeding grounds. The second causation being longer and colder winter seasons, and lastly being a decline in the production of
Is it possible to combine efforts to Care for Country with tourism and achieve Indigenous Australia aims? In relation to a specific case study, this essay evaluates Djabugay culture by discussing pro-poor tourism and how it can help the case study, the potential positive and negative impacts, and the impacts the culture faced in the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. In a study conducted by Bottoms (1999), the Djabugay peoples have lived in the rainforest for at least 5,1000 years, and recent evidence has shown the Djabugay peoples have possibly belonged, and still do, there for the last 40,000 years. In 1938, "Djabugay" and "Tjapukai" were namd and "spelt ... by anthropologist, Norman Tindale in 1938" (Tindale, 1974). It was noted by Tindale
The rapid destruction of woodlands or removal of trees from forests is known as deforestation. Every year, vast areas of forests are cleared to make way for agriculture and development.
Deforestation is defined as the permanent destruction of forests in order to make land available for other uses. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 18 million acres of forest are lost each year. This equals to approximately 36 football fields of forest being cleared each minute. Though deforestation occurs all over the world, it’s the tropical forests which are being particularly targeted. Due to this countries such as Indonesia, Brazil, the Democratic republic of Congo and Thailand have a very