Endangered species Essays

  • Endangered Species In California

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    surprising amount of species have been completely wiped out directly from human interaction in recent history. One interesting example would be the California grizzly bear that ironically is completely extinct in California. According to the California State Library website, the California grizzly bear or Ursus Californicus became the official State Animal in 1953 after being extinct for nearly 20 years and is the centerpiece on the California flag. Extinction, the elimination of a species, is a normal process

  • 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

  • Endangered Species Act Summary

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    devastated as a critical habitat for threatened or endangered species and takes a 50% hit on market value than the property owner would be able to receive 150% of the fair market value of the property. (Primo, 2014, p.11) Previous reforms had one thing in common, to improve how the ESA handles endangered species on private land. Private landowners are the key to the ESA to achieving its full potential. Over 75% of endangered and threatened species can be found on private land. In the state of Maine

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Endangered Species Act

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    “Between 40%-50% of endangered species in the U.S. are improving or stable, but the others are moving toward extinction. While the law has driven the rebirth of 36 species, a similar number have disappeared.” Lions, tigers, and are just some of the animals, that have been threatened,but thanks to organizations such as WWF,(The World Wildlife Organization), many of these species have been rising in numbers. But one of the hot issues in world today is if the Endangered species act is doing an efficient

  • Purpose Of The Endangered Species Protection Act

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    Ever wondered how to save species from becoming extinct? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) wanted to protect endangered species from becoming extinct, and with the help of the congress they passed an act. The act was then called The Endangered Species Conservation Act. It allowed the act to provide additional protection to species in danger. The Endangered Species Act protects the endangered species or the ones likely to become extinct. This act has given animals and plants a certain amount

  • Pros And Cons Of The Endangered Species Act

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    The Endangered Species Act was passed into law on December 28, 1973, the act was designed to conserve and save threatened plants, animals, and their habitats. The Endangered Species Act is widely supported, and around 87% of Americans agree that the act is a successful way to keep endangered and threatened animals safe. The act has numerous positive effects on plant, and animal life, these positive effects are saving endangered and threatened species, preserving their ecosystem, and protecting plants

  • Pros And Cons Of The Endangered Species Act

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    currently threatened species are at risk because of human activities, mainly due or habitat loss, introduction of exotic species or global warming. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) plans to change this. “The ESA was enacted by Congress in 1973. It states that the federal government has the responsibility to protect endangered species, threatened species and critical habitats. The ESA has a list to protect plants and animals nationally and worldwide. In 2009 there were 1,361 endangered or threatened plants

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Endangered Species Act

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    The Endangered Species Act, frequently referred to as the “pit-bull” of environmental law, has been a catalyst for conflict since its enactment in 1973. Endangered and threatened species, such as the Northern Spotted Owl and the Preble Meadow Jumping Mouse, have historically caused a great deal of conflict between the government and large developers. However, little attention has been given to the ongoing conflicts between smaller, private landowners and the government, resulting from the regulatory

  • Permit To Hunt And John Stossel Video On Endangered Species

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    In both the article “Permit to Hunt..” and the John Stossel video on Endangered Species both made one point very clear -- in order to save endangered species we have to kill them. The article and the video take this in two very different directions but they are both similar thematically. In the article, the writer talks about the sale of a permit that allows for the buyer to kill one post-breeding black rhino. The $350,000 raised would go on to fund the Namibian Government and their anti-poaching

  • Wolf Population And Endangered Species

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    Wolves have been on and off of the endangered species list in many different countries and states, but everytime time they believe that the wolf population has stabilized, they always get hunted and trapped back down to where they started. As of right now they are debating whether or not to get rid of the wolves federal protection since they seem to be stabilizing and it is causing a lot of money for the government to keep them on the list. People are very outraged by them even considering taking

  • Endangered Species In The United States

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    Endangered Species in the United States Introduction Healthy ecosystems provide adequate food production and enable medical research advancement. The loss of ecosystems, including the plants and animals which inhabit them, would be devastating to the human population. Ecosystems provide “provisioning services” to people’s everyday lives (Ecosystem Services). This includes clean drinking water, wood, fuel, food, and medical benefits for the entire human population (Ecosystem Services). Ecosystems

  • Why Should We Protect Endangered Species

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    Why should endangered species be protected by humans? People should know that animals and plants are creature that have the right to live in peace. Endangered species are animals and plants that will be extinct because of human activities such as hunting. Some people would use many kind of animals to take their leather and use to it as clothes, bags, and shoes. Also, humans are cutting plants in a suspicious way without thinking about this act and how it may affect nature. Due to this horrible action

  • The Pros And Cons Of Trophy Hunting

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    either species die out due to being hunted by the other? Trophy hunting should be illegal. It should be illegal because it can be harmful to endangered and these species should be protected properly. Not to mention it can be a cruel form of hunting and a cruel death. To begin with, trophy hunting should not be legal because these animals should be protected. In fact, the New York Times article states that the Obama Administration has placed lions in Africa under the protection of the Endangered Species

  • Why Clouded Leopards Are Considered Cats

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    long not including their tail. These felines eat a variety of animals and many animals that are bigger than them, like deer. Since they are such good tree climbers, it 's considered that they leap onto their prey from above. Clouded leopard are endangered species and live all over Southeastern Asia in tropical and subtropical evergreen rainforests. Clouded leopards are protected by local laws. What Is A Clouded Leopard? A Clouded Leopard is a medium sized feline or cat. It has clouded like spots

  • Arguments Against Trophy Hunting

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    causes pain and suffering, species to be endangered, and distribution of the food chain. Pain and suffering is not something anyone or anything should feel. Lots of animals suffer slowly and painfully from bullets and other glorifying tools. “ Quick kills are rare, and many animals suffer long prolonged, painful deaths When hunters try to kill, they severely injure the animal but fail to kill them.”

  • Abuse In Zoos

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    it was stated, “In addition, zoological parks and aquariums have played a role in helping to preserve species that have been driven close to extinction due to habitat loss and hunting” (Point). Taking an endangered animal out of its habitat and putting it in a place where it cannot be harmed will help out that species for a while. The Zoos main part it plays is protection for that endangered species, but what is questioned is the fact that is it actually being protected or is the Zoo causing more harm

  • Florida Panther Essay

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    Osceola is a male Florida Panther, a critically endangered species with less than 200 individuals remaining in the wild. His territory stretches across about 200 square miles of land in South Florida, and he travels about 20 miles a day within it searching for prey. When Osceola first established his territory, it encompassed 200 square miles of prime hunting land. Food was plentiful and Osceola was able to mate with several females in and around his territory. Recently, however, Osceola has had

  • Persuasive Essay Zoos

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    not people entertainment. It is seems like animals in zoos should be free and live in wildlife where they belong. Zoos may be very necessary for endangered species. But, there are different ways how to save and continue endangered species, and every zoo have had choice how they do it. Some zoos are breeding endangered species trying to continue the species, but that is not right, because it leads to very complicated health issues. For example white tiger who are very rare animal, breeding requirements

  • Sea Lion Essay

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    it lives around several parts of the world and has over seven species and one extinct and they are the California Sea Lion, Steller Sea Lion, Australian Sea Lion, Galapagos Sea Lion, New Zealand Sea Lion, South American Sea Lion, and the Japanese Sea Lion which went extinct due to WWII. The Sea Lion belongs into the Kingdom of animalia, Phylum: chordata, Class: mammalia, Order: carnivora, Family: otariidae, Genus: Zalophus, Species: pinnipeds. Where Sea Lions are found almost across the world they

  • Research Paper On Lear's Macaw

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    Anodorhynchus leari more commonly known as the indigo macaw has a small range of natural homes and is almost extinct. This parrot stayed hidden in the wild and was only accepted as a species in 1978, when naturalist Helmut Sick finally located the population. The species is restricted to a small area in northeast Bahia, Brazil. The two known colonies are found in Toca Velha and Serra Branca, south of the Raso da Catarina plateau. The head, neck and underparts of this parrot are greenish-blue, whilst