The freedom of the Arawaks was completely removed just a short time after the arrival of Columbus. As a result, the original 250,000 Arawaks living on Hispaniola in 1492 disappeared until none remained in 1555. The Arawaks were once a thriving tribe, but the Spaniards changed this forever. They took them as slaves and dehumanized them for years until there were none left to torture
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.
The rate of oil spills has increased rapidly as humans become more reliant on oil as an energy source. In fact, there have been more than 50 mega-spills since 1970. One of the worst effects of oil spills is the immense impact on marine wildlife. Humans should reduce their oil usage because oil spills are harmful to marine mammals, dangerous to whales, destructive to aquatic birds, deadly to fish, and can be as disastrous as the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The effects of oil spills on mammals are catastrophic.
This showed that maritime voyages to Ribe had occurred long before the Viking age officially began. These were commercial trips between Norway and Denmark to hone maritime skills and geographical knowledge needed for future raids . Hence, this study provides further evidence of Denmark’s power where trade networks created a connection between the biggest Nordic commercial centre of the day and the beginning of the Viking voyages. Thus, despite the shared Scandinavian Viking history, Denmark was the heart and centre of the Viking trade in Scandinavia creating the foundations of future developments and shaping societies in the region
According to Uneasy Neighbours “ A 2013 reporter found that a little as 3 percent (1,300) of those fund actually make it to the local.” there are many reasons that support that trophy hunting should be illegal. To summarize trophy hunting should be illegal because it doesn 't benefit the local. Only 3 percent goes to the local.
Indonesia is one of the largest palm oil producers in the world, specifically in the Sumatra area. In 2003, 54% of Sumatra area is covered by palm forest. Unfortunately, currently Sumatra have lost its forest cover by 25%, according to the data in 2014. Deforestation in Sumatra is caused by irresponsible palm oil producers by either burning the forest areas, cutting without re-planting, and more. Not only it damages the environment but also animal species such as the Sumatran Orangutan.
Cleaning off your boots and shoes before hiking or walking around in a new area. Not packing fruits, vegetables, plants or animals when visiting another part of the country. And, not releasing aquarium fish and plants or exotic pets into the wild (Invasive Species: What You Can Do). These are all important steps individuals can take to help prevent an invasive species outbreak in their area. There are also many non-profit organizations that are working hard to educate about the issue and fight against the spread of invasive species, that are in constant need of
If you could save your mothers life by walking a couple yards to the nearest trash can would you? Of course you would! Dumping plastics into our oceans is a huge problem for our environment and the people that live in it. Plastics are killing our marine life.
The lettuce Coral, Agaricua tenuifolia replaced Aeropora cervicornis in the early 1990’s, at the same time high water temperature in 1998 caused severe bleaching and death of the Agaricua tenuifolia. This left a univocal mark in the fossil records of these uncemented lagoon reefs. (Richard B Aronson et al,
According to speciesatriskbc.ca, there are 754 species listed in the BC Conservation Data Centre’s list of endangered, threatened or even extirpated, completely wiped out in a region but still exists somewhere else. Deforestation of British Colombian forests is destroying the natural habitats of the many diverse species that inhabits them. By doing this, it is disturbing the balance of diversity in the eco-system which can have a negative effect on the food chain as certain species will die off leaving their predators without food which will trigger a vicious cycle that can cause certain species to become
Kayla Norris Biol 105 Dr. Jessy Robbins Critical Thinking: Why the Stellar Sea Lion is Declining The population of the Western stock of Stellar sea lions has been rapidly depleted, according to the Alaskan Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (Alaska Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Mammal Laboratory: Marine Mammal Species, 1994). These sea lions have decreased by 85-90% since 1970 (Donnelly, 2003), from over 250,000 to less than 50,000 (Trites & Larkin, 1996) . Although the Eastern Stock is slowly on the rise, up to about 15,000, this is not enough to make a significant impact compared to the devastating loss of the Western stock (Trites & Larkin. 1996).
Market hunting was big during this time. There were little to no restrictions and no enforcement on how many birds one could take during the 7 month waterfowl hunting season (usually September through April). The wood duck suffered greater losses than any other duck. The Labrador duck (Camptorhyncos labradorius) also suffered heavy losses and became extinct but, relative to the wood duck, its population levels were already low at the time of European settlement and market hunting (Dutcher 1891).
Extreme poverty hit very close after the Khmer Rouge ended. Many educated people were killed leaving the uneducated to work for themselves and also now the government of Cambodia has now been taking more and more land for agriculture from the people. Health issues have really threatened Cambodia, when the Khmer Rouge ended there were only fifty doctors left for 14 million people and also 728 doctors in training stayed. Another way to indicate the poverty of Cambodia is in the late 90”s and on hundreds and hundreds leave Cambodia illegally to come to Thailand for new jobs were they could make up to only four dollars a day. In 2002 around fifty people were leaving Cambodia daily and people are still leaving Cambodia for better life from things like healthcare which Cambodia is still trying to fix, family and jobs (Samean)