Conservation biology Essays

  • Informative Essay On Game Warden

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    “In Illinois, we as wardens are police officers with full police powers. We concentrate our efforts in protecting the natural resources and people who use them. Wardens are the primary law enforcement for State Parks and Fish and Wildlife areas” (Swance). Game wardens are people who are employed to supervise hunters and game. This career is very important so entire species of animals are not wiped out, by careless people poaching and killing way too many animals. It is also critical that game wardens

  • Arguments Against Gene Manipulation

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    laws of nature violated in the process? If gene manipulation is not intrinsically wrong, should we still do it? Mr. Sandler views gene manipulation, or gene drive, as a new conservation tool that can create additional methods of approaching conservation issues. He argues that the gene drive method often meets key conservation criteria better than traditional methods. Genetic manipulation is already used to influence the longevity of certain species, namely to reduce the impact of invasive organisms

  • Essay On Invasive Species

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    Other invasive species may not destroy the habitat, but it can have an impact by killing large numbers of other species. Burmese pythons, for example, are top predators in the Everglades. As such, they have local mammal and bird populations. They are capable of consuming deer and even alligators, these creatures eat virtually any animal they encounter in the Everglades. A number of threatened and endangered bird species have also been found in the digestive tracts of pythons, prompting concern that

  • Importance Of Conservation Of Wildlife

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    more than 25% of the medicinal prescriptions given every year contain chemicals from animals. When we conserve and protect the natural habitat of wildlife species, we help our planet. To do so, we must keep the animals in their natural place; conservation of natural habitats will benefit humans since it helps keep the essential watersheds in place, ensuring a balanced environment and clean, fresh water. Urban development,

  • Alcatraz Prison

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    The island was named after the sea birds. This is because before there were prisoners on the island, there were colonies of brown pelicans. (Klein) The prison was placed on an island, and by the late 1850’s they started keeping prisoners there. This prison kept some of the most dangerous felons from 1934-1963 ("Alcatraz"). The prison never once reached it capacity of three hundred and thirty six prisoners. The average prisoner sit held was between 260-275 anywhere between that range (“Federal Bureau

  • Bald Eagle Myths

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    The American Bald Eagle was not uncommon to people around the world although not many had encountered a real and living one. It was because the image of the eagle was featured everywhere, especially to those related to the United States. The bald eagle was a metaphor for the United States in many occasions. The image of the eagle was featured on the Great Seal of the United States and the Seal of the President States. It could also be found on logos of various departments of the federal government

  • Disadvantages Of Zoo Animal Behaviour

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    Therefore, many countries have taken part in conserving them by keeping the Penguins captive. This has lead to many moral issues regarding the conservation of Humboldt Penguins. Firstly, the Humboldt Penguin usually spends hours of hunting and swimming in the wild, however in the zoos they cannot swim long distances as the area and length of the pool is very limited. Many experts think that generations

  • The Pros And Cons Of Wildlife Protection

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    There are several legislations governing wildlife protection in United State. Among them are Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), Lacey Act 1900, Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Eliminate, Neutralize and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act. US is also a signatory to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The widely recognized and best-known wildlife protection law in US is the ESA which has currently listed approximately 2,300 species including foreign species.

  • Essay On Sifaka

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    Hi! I am a Propithecus candidus commonly known as silky sifaka an extremely rare and mostly threatened species of lemur in Madagascar, believed to only have less than 250 mature individuals (IUCN Redlist, 2014). Before we were thought to be an albino of the Propithecus diadema or diademed sifaka because we are so much alike in appearance. But through laboratory researches it has been proven that we are not albinos of the diademed sifakas and so we are given a different name (Pieczenik, 2014). Although

  • Essay On Conservation Of Wildlife

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    Since the beginning of time, wildlife has faced the grim possibility of extinction. Many species, like the saber-toothed tiger, mammoth, went extinct several thousands of years ago. Other species like the Po 'ouli, West African Black Rhinoceros, and Pyrenean ibex, went extinct within the past hundred years. With the rapid increase in wildlife extinction, it is important that the necessary steps are followed to ensure a future for species world-wide. Within the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife

  • Ducks Unlimited Research Paper

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    “I know all the fowls of the air: and with me is the beauty of the field.” (Bible). Ducks Unlimited has been working at land conservation for a long time. “Wetland creation, restoration, and acquisition are in all stages of implementation in the United States and Canada. Money appropriated under this act is also supporting conservation education in Mexico, designed to teach people in local communities the importance of wetlands to migratory birds and to other wetland-dependent wildlife and fishes

  • Foraging Theory Essay

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    Foraging refers to the act of searching for the wild food resources. Foraging affects the fitness of an animal since it plays a key role in the ability of the animal to survive and reproduce. It involves studying how animals behave in response to the environment they are living in. It is a branch of behavioral ecology. Economy models are used for the purpose of understanding foraging, and most of these economic models are a kind of optimality model. The discussion on foraging theory is centered on

  • Economic Benefit Of Wildlife Conservation

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    Conservation is the vital protection and preservation of wildlife and the environments they reside in. Conservation has been present in the united states for decades and continues to be important today. Most people do not realize that conservation provides many economic benefits, which is achieved through recreational activities, such as hunting and fishing, tourism, and industry and agriculture. The United States government also works to promote conservation through conservation easements and working

  • Monolith The Face Of Half Dome Analysis

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    Ansel Adams was an American photographer well-known for his black and white landscape photography. His work was based around the American West and national parks as he was a keen environmentalist. Some of his most famous work was that of the photographs taken at Yosemite National Park. His work is based more towards the sublime due to the nature of the landscapes he photographs such as mountains, cliffs, raging rivers etc. In the introduction to Adams’ book: The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, John Szarkowski

  • Malleefowl Taxonomy

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    Taxonomy and Conservation Status The Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata), an endemic terrestrial bird in the family Megapodiidae and the only extant species in the genus Leipoa, is recognised as vulnerable in the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and on the IUCN’s Red List (Parsons, Short, and Roberts 2008). Distribution and Ecology Historically, the Malleefowl was extensive in each Australian state except Queensland, but in 1965, the species became extinct in Northern

  • Rhino Poaching

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    Human Demand Vs Conservation Rhino Poaching David Pillay With decreasing and threatening rates of the rhino population due to poaching of their desired horn. Many strategies have been constructed to help solve this issue. The most promising solution at this time being rhino farming, in which its aims for legalisation of the rhino horn trade seeks to maintain the rhino population. Why is rhino poaching an issue? The rhino horn illegally acquired for two main reasons. It is a common belief that the

  • Snow Leopard Research

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    The first photograph of the snow leopard in the wild was taken by Schaller in 1970 in Chitral Gol, Pakistan. In 1974 the snow leopard was listed as endangered species on the World Conservation Union/IUCN Red List (Jackson et al. , 2008). Schaller studied snow leopards along with other associated species in 1977 (Sharma et al. 2006). Later on Schaller et al. (1988) conducted a research in Qinghai and Gansu Provinces in China, total of 650 snow leopard individuals were estimated in Qinghai province

  • Handle With Care Emma Marris Analysis

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    In Emma Marris’ essay, “Handle with Care”, Marris argues the responsibility humans have in nature intervention when it comes to species near extinction. Marris explains that through human intervention many species can be saved from disappearance brought on by man-made issues. She uses the White-Bark pine throughout the article to show an example where human intervention has worked, helping strengthen her argument by giving the readers a representation of human intervention done the right way. By

  • The Endangered Species Act

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    Endangered Species Act Throughout history, there have been many species that have passed through our planet, earth. Some have survived for millions and millions of years, and others… well, they weren’t so lucky. According to Biologicaldiversity.org, many scientists believe that as of now, “our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals.” Many scientist claim that species are dying out at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate (the normal rate being 5-6 species per

  • Why The Amur Leopard Endangered

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    The Amur Leopard, located in the Savannas of Africa and far East of Russia, are critically endangered animals. These animals are poached, traded for a great sum of money, and their habitat is slowly being taken away. Taking away these animals will forever change the Russian and African ecosystems. The Amur Leopard is a critically endangered animal. These animals are being poached every day. Poaching, which is hunting on land without permission, illegally, brought the amount of Amur leopards down