Local extinction Essays

  • Dbq Essay On Coral Bleaching

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    Historical View of Coral Bleaching Coral bleaching events have become severe issue in the past twenty years. The increase in water temperatures due to climate change and the increased pollution by humans are some of the main causes of increased coral bleaching events. Coral bleaching is the whitening of the coral due to increased stress. The bleaching process causes the coral to have an increased susceptibility to infections and other external factors. This leads to the ultimate death of the

  • Arguments Against Gene Manipulation

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    than historical trends. Species all across the globe have become more susceptible to extinction, particularly those that must live in very specific habitats such as the Artic, freshwater lakes, deserts, and islands to name a few. Most of the extinctions today result from non-local causes, such as the global climate change. By contrast, in the past a significant portion of species extinction could be attributed to local causes, such as a community clearing a forest to make farmland. These

  • Argument Against Trophy Hunting

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    There is nothing wrong with hunting for survival. Mankind has hunted animals large and small for hundreds of centuries. Hunting for sport should also be acceptable, with the appropriate rules, guidelines, and limitations. This past year the killing of a Cecil, a lion living in a protected reservation in Africa sparked a great deal of debate in regards to trophy hunting. The issue of the debate was whether it is morally justifiable to kill animals for sport. Proponents of trophy hunting claim that

  • Essay On Invasive Species

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    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 they could drive some species toward extinction Lampreys in the Great Lake parasitize native fish. Because the native species

  • Zoos Beneficial Essay

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    Animals that are going extinct in the wild should be brought into zoos to be cared for and nurtured to prevent extinction. The article “Are zoos good or bad for animals?” by Jennifer Horton proves the point by saying “Successful breeding programs brought the Pere David’s deer from extinction.” The breeding programs at zoos already work, if these animals are being viewed while they repopulate then it will only expand research possibilities. Zoos serve

  • 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

  • Sumatran Orangutans Essay

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    century ago. This significant decline in population has been evident throughout history since 1950s to this current date. It is very apparent that human action whether it is illegal or legal deforestation is driving these immaculate creatures to extinction. Our constant desire for palm oil, business and infrastructure development in Indonesia has caused this major issue. The Sumatran Orangutans are mainly located on the northern provinces of North Sumatra, specifically the rain-forests which are located

  • The Pros And Cons Of Trophy Hunting

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    The new york times article says that, “A new report by the Democratic staff of the House Natural Resources Committee… concludes that trophy hunting may be contributing to the extinction of certain animals.” Also the Newsela article states that, “Henschel published a research report… that said lions no longer exist in 99 percent of their West African range. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added West African

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Captive Breeding

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    Many animals facing extinction are put through breeding programs. These programs, otherwise know as captive breeding is the process of breeding in which animals from outside their habitats are bred in restricted and controlled habitats such as farms, zoos, wild life sanctuaries or other enclosed facilities. Animals that are facing extinction are the ones that are bred in such a manner to make sure the species does not go extinct. However, animals are also bred in captivity to produce animals for

  • Taraba Research Paper

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    1. Research dreamtime stories. Find one that is relevant to your region/ location. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Story, Taraba - The Tasmanian Devil. The story of the Taraba is about a creature that preys on baby animals. The Taraba would wait until the area was clear and when the parents of the baby animals were away it would sneak in and take the baby animals. The Taraba was known as a greedy and nasty creature. There were powerful Spirit helpers who lived in the bush that helped look after all the

  • Trophy Hunting Research Papers

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    towards community development is only around three percent. That number might even be lower since many of the countries where game hunting is most widely practiced are plagued by corruption that may well undermine the amount of earnings that reach local communities from collectively-held

  • Essay On Hunting And Poaching

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    However, hunting is legal in some parts of the world whereas poaching is done illegally unfortunately, because of excessive hunting and poaching, this has become a global problem whereby many animals and decreasing dramatically in population or even extinction. Some of the cases include Amur Leopard, Black Rhino, Sumatran Tiger, and Sumatran Elephant which are critically endangered. Some extreme cases where by a particular species of animal is completely extinct include Atlas bear, Japanese sea lion,

  • Essay On Biodiversity Protection

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    soil fertility, buffer water flows, weather extremes, and also fulfil the social and cultural needs. About past two centuries, the humankind has become of one of the major extinction events on the Earth. This is including appropriating the major parts of the energy flow through the food web to favour the species before the extinction on Earth. Plus, in the past few decades, human which is also known as people have become aware of their impacts on the biodiversity and the threats of those impacts

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Animal Poaching

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    Poaching: Daniya Toor #21 Class: 8B Definition: What Is Poaching? To illegally hunt or catch (game or fish) on land that is not one 's own, or in contravention of official protection. Causes: Animal poaching is caused by illegal hunters that hunt endangered animals or animals in a protected area. Even hunting animals when they are out of hunting season is considered poaching

  • Species Survival Plan

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    of the community. If the community was provided with a different form of a food source then they would not poach and kill giant pangolins. Another food source would not be moving to a different animal that could in return be hunted down to almost extinction, but to foods that are created by plants like Jackfruit. Action: Global protection awareness Priority Rating: Low priority Low

  • Pros And Cons Of Big Game Hunting

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    Should we allow big game to be hunted for sport and fun? Every year, trophy hunters kill thousands of exotic wild animals, representing hundreds of different species, in foreign countries,mostly in Africa. They like to kill the most beautiful, the biggest and the rarest. Big game hunting is conducted in Africa,North America,South America,Europe,Asia and Australia. In Africa lion, Cape buffalo,elephant,giraffe and other animals are hunted. In europe,sheep,boar,goats,elk,deer and other species

  • Red Wolf Endangerment

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    Animals and plants become at risk for extinction, or endangerment, when environments and ecosystems are changed by human activities or other natural causes (Wright & Boorse, 2014). Regrettably, human activity is usually the source of environmental change and endangerment to a species through pollution, over-consumption, and in some regions of the world, over-population (Wright & Boorse, 2014). Also attributable to the destruction of a species, are the human activities that result in habitat loss

  • Persuasive Essay On Animal Poaching

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    slaughtering or capturing animals. Due to the approximated tens of millions of animals being poached for their fur, shells, horns, etcetera, there is a rapid decline in population, causing a myriad of species to confront endangerment and possible extinction. Furthermore, some of the most at risk animals include, but are not limited to, sea turtles, elephants, tigers, rhinoceroses, lemurs, and gorillas. This illicit trade is mainly generated by human avarice, the belief that some animal parts possess

  • Essay On Pangolins

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    Pangolins, scaly creatures of Africa and Asia, currently lie at the brink of extinction. Eight different pangolin species exist throughout the two continents. The four Asian species include the Indian Pangolin, the Philippine Pangolin, Sunda Pangolin, and the Chinese pangolins; the four African species include the White Bellied Tree Pangolin, the Giant Ground Pangolin, the Ground Pangolin, and the Black Bellied Tree Pangolin (Panaino). Of these species, the Chinese pangolin and the Sunda pangolin

  • Impact Of Zoos On Animals

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    The Impact of Zoos on the Animals in Them Zoos have been around in America since 1874, and the first recorded zoo was established in Egypt by Queen Hatshepsut in 1500 BC. Keeping animals in an enclosed area for the sole purpose of watching them in order to be entertained is outdated and inhumane in today’s culture. The quality of life for the animals in these zoos is not the same as it would be in their natural habitat, additionally, while the zoo may protect them from their natural predators, there