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Olympic National Park - This park is famous among National Park Service enthusiasts and photographers but is under-appreciated by just about everyone else. Not only is this the most diverse National Park, but it is simply one of the best. No other place has such disparate landscapes packed into such a small area. While many National Parks feature one spectacular setting like Bryce Canyon, Saguaro or even the Grand Canyon, Olympic has three distinct and impressive environments. Boasting a temperate rainforest, towering glaciated mountain range and a Pacific Ocean coastline covered in massive rock formations, there is no where that protects such a wealth of different settings....   [tags: Wildlife Preserves] 1223 words
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Proposed Property Acquisition Blue-Eyed Nellie Wildlife Management Area North Lily Property - The environmental assessment (EA), Proposed Property Acquisition Blue-Eyed Nellie Wildlife Management Area North Lily Property, in reference to the NEPA Environmental Assessment Checklist, has the proper parts for a well-written assessment. The purpose and need statement is full of rich content allowing the reader to feel fully versed on the topic. It describes the property in question in detail along with the vegetation and animals populating the area. The ability to partake in the purchase is illustrated through the authority of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MFWP) given by state law (Vinkey, 2006)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental] 1017 words
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America Does NOT Need to Drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - America Does NOT Need to Drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Thesis: If the United States is going to choose to conserve energy responsibly, then our government's energies should not be focused on developing oil in the ANWR, but rather on the topics of conservation through higher fuel efficiency standards in vehicles and by developing alternative energy sources. Conservation, fuel efficiency and alternative energy sources are the solutions that will lead us to a long term and sustainable energy future....   [tags: Energy Policy Politics Research]
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Exploring the Ethics of Modern Day Hunting - I grew up in southern Louisiana, exposed to generations-long traditions of trapping, shrimping, hunting, and fishing. These traditions are deeply intertwined in the area’s cultural and economic identities. As a child, I pondered the ethics and necessity of hunting, but not in those terms––Was it really fair to the animals. Didn’t they have a right to live, just like people. I named house-spiders and objected to killing them; I pampered my dog Elvira; and I named squirrels, snakes, birds, and even wasps....   [tags: Shooting Sports, Wildlife]
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Jane Goodall is a Zoologist Who Made a Huge Impact on Chimpanzees - ... A Ph.D is necessary for most independent research and for university research positions. Ph.D level researchers need experience with computer programming and statistical software. In addition to science classes and computer classes. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “Students should also take courses in mathematics and statistics because zoologists must be able to do complex data analysis. Knowledge of computer science is important as well, zoologists and wildlife biologists frequently use advanced computer software such as geographic information systems and modeling software to do their work.” It can take anywhere from four to six years to complete schooling for zoology depend...   [tags: primates, wildlife, animals] 1790 words
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Captive Tiger Management Activity in Malacca Zoo and Surabaya Zoo - Tiger is a wild animal and usually thrives on the top of the food chain within its original ecosystem. They used the chasing feeding method, in which they chase their food. In the wilderness, the preys usually are large, hooved, and of high quality animals such as deer, antelope, or even horse in some cases. The term “tiger” are derived from the Latin word tigris, in which it mean “a spotted tiger hound of Actaeon” (Harper, 2014). This “big cat” falls within the genus Panthera, where some researchers suggest that it was derived from old French word “pantere” that mean “the yellowish animal”....   [tags: taking care of wildlife in captivity]
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The Debate Over the Idea of Drilling for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - The Debate Over the Idea of Drilling for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Throughout American history, there have been a number of conflicts and disagreements among the populace over various issues. These conflicts of interest help to define political parties and allow people to distinguish themselves through party allegiance. One such item that is currently being debated is over the idea of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For years, environmentalist groups and oil industry supporters have been sparring over this stretch of land....   [tags: Papers] 1471 words
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America Must Drill for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - America Must Drill for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a very controversial topic. On one end you have the people who want to drill for oil to help out our economy, and on the other end there are the environmentalists and the Alaskan natives who do not want their land destroyed. Our economy needs help; oil prices keep rising, gas prices have reached an all time high, and America is depending too much on foreign trade. Drilling for oil in Alaska will solve these problems....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 851 words
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We Should Allow Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) - Over the last thirty years the United States has been faced with the problem of dependence on foreign countries for oil and the tight control that these exercise on the energy policies and economics of America. Many of these instances include: the oil embargos of the 1970s, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Since the 1970s, one solution offered to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign countries for oil has been opening up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)....   [tags: Argumentative persuasive Essays Ecology]
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The United States should drill for oil in the ANWR - Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve - Proposition: The United States should drill for oil in the ANWR. Significance: Right now, The United States of America languishes in an economic decline. Jobs are being lost. Drilling in the ANWR will create hundreds of thousands of jobs. Also, 80% of Alaska’s state revenues are oil. With the North Slope oil fields in decline, Alaskans could lose jobs. Drilling in the ANWR will create jobs for Alaskans. As Jennie Wodkowski, who has lived in Alaska for 34 years said, “Oil’s important. We don’t have anything else going on here.” Rationale: 1. Harms the Environment 2. Costs Billions 3. Nobody willing to Drill 4. Not much Oil 5. Won’t create jobs 6. Not worth the time My opponents 1st/2nd/3rd...   [tags: essays research papers] 916 words
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Analysis of The Tree Where Man Was Boen by Perter Matthiessen - In The Tree Where Man Was Born, Peter Matthiessen shares his East African explorations and findings from the 1960’s with poetic flavor and grandeur imagery. Matthiessen gives a uniquely diverse account of the wilderness, wildlife, and traditional peoples of various East African regions. Through these accounts and informative stores of what life is like there from socio-ecological perspective as well as personal travel narrative, one understand the depth to his musings. Despite his accounts as a majority of subjectivity and reader-impressionism from a different era, his insight is still creditable and helpful to the changes of life....   [tags: exploration, wilderness, wildlife, tradition] 891 words
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America MUST Drill for Oil in The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) - America MUST Drill for Oil in The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)      For a drug addict to quit a drug, the best solutions for the addict would be to slowly wean them self off the drug periodically. America can be viewed in a parallel way on its dependency for oil. America needs another source of oil to slowly lessen its overwhelming dependency on foreign oil and to help the process of finding another mass energy source. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge better known as the ANWR is a rich treasure of oil and gas that can help lessen Americas need for foreign resources....   [tags: Alaska oil drilling] 853 words
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Can Tribal Dwellers and Tigers Co-Exist with one Another? - Forests and the tribal dwellers residing in them are inter- linked and it is not possible to disassociate one from the other. These tribal dwellers are critical stakeholders who have substantial resource rights and privileges over these forests. They are dependent on forests for its basic produce and eke out a livelihood on its products. There is another popular notion hovered around by wildlife enthusiasts, that both tigers and tribal dwellers cannot co- exist with one another. Hence, they have to be rehabilitated and resettled upon declaration of an area as Critical Tiger Habitat (CTH) or Critical Wildlife Habitat (CWH)....   [tags: forests, relocation, wildlife] 1124 words
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Ways to Help Endangered Species - There are many endangered species out in the world and there’s many ways there being affected. But there’s many ways we can help these animals and plants. There’s no reason we cannot fix what we started. If we don’t we will lose our beautiful environment. There is nothing normal about today’s rate of extinction. Booming human population growth over the last two century’s has put and continues to put many life forms in danger. The problem is no one knows how extinction of organisms will affect the other members of its ecosystem but the removal of a single species can set off a chain reaction affecting others....   [tags: Extinction Rate, Environment, Wildlife]
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Can I Pet a Burmese Python - The Burmese python is becoming a very popular pet for people today. So many people going to their local pet store and buying one of these animals as a pet without knowing the possible dangers that come along with owning one of these great snakes. “The Burmese python, one of the largest types of snake in the world, is an increasingly popular household pet.” writes (Herszenhorn 8). Just keeping this animal in a cage often times is not enough. The Burmese python can get as large as “18 feet, 8 inches” according to (The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 1)....   [tags: snake, wildlife, dangerous]
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Support Drilling for Oil in Alaska? - ... 2.Discuss the benefits as well as adverse effect of drilling oil in Alaska on the environment and people. Drill can destroy habitats; disrupt animal life force people to give up their traditional way of living their lives. However, Alaska has a very poor economy and drilling there would create jobs and help to bring money back to the area. I was a congressman from Alaska I would be weighing my options, I would do a thorough study of the lands and after that I would allow small portions of drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)....   [tags: congress, environment, wildlife] 705 words
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The Increasing Threat from Mercury in Our Aquatic Environment - ... The increase in the mercury content of the sediments can be attributed to increased atmospheric deposition of the metal (Rada RG, 1989). Rada concluded using eleven lakes in Wisconsin, of the eleven systems in his study, eight presumably received most of their hydrologic input from precipitation falling directly onto the lake surface. The atmosphere is an important component of the global mercury cycle because GEM is easily volatilized via biological and chemical reactions, is transported long distances through the atmosphere and cycles throughout the atmosphere (Hyun-Deok Choi, 2008)....   [tags: wildlife, organisms, toxins] 1689 words
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Human Life is Affecting The Environment and Animals - Imagine a world without any animals just humans. It's scary isn't it. This could happen on Earth if we don’t change our lifestyles according to scientist and non-profit organizations called save our seas and world wildlife. Earth is rapidly being destroyed by mankind in ways like overfishing, deforestation, and not recycling plastic properly. These things are then leading to a loss in bio-diversity, contamination in water, and ultimately killing our planet. Everyday things that we do like driving a car, flying in a plane, or even taking a train are greatly impacting the Earth too....   [tags: overfishing, seas, wildlife] 1115 words
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Habitat Loss in Biodiversity Hotspots - ... But deforestation is one of the main reasons people are informed about and believe is wrong. Most people like to blame construction workers and their companies for the loss of animals and extinction beginning to happen rapidly. But it is not only the workers fault; it is also theirs without them even knowing. For example, they drive cars just as much as every other person in the world causing pollution, most people vote for roads to be restored and built in new places causing deforestation, a lot of people hunt illegally and without a license....   [tags: conservation, wildlife, plants ]
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How Mother Nature can Lower Depression and Anxiety - There are many things the general public take for granted, many of these things include: the outdoors, animals, plants, and basically Mother Nature. The word Nature is derived from the Latin word Natura, meaning birth, which is exactly what being in the wilderness does to one’s spirit or soul; it gives them a new birth and spunk. A famous American writer, Edward Paul Abbey, known for his advocacy of environmental issues, said “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread”....   [tags: nature, wildlife, wilderness] 588 words
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Swidden Farming and the Logging Industry in Indonesia - ... Yet, the Indonesian logging industry continues to slash and burn down forests for money. An example of a greenhouse gas rich atmosphere is the atmosphere on the planet Venus. Venus is known to have the highest surface temperature of any known planet. It is unlikely that Earth will become like this but, if the rest of the Earth were like Indonesia, the characteristics will eventually become identical. The increase in carbon emissions in the air is thought to strongly correlate to the recent polar vortex in late 2013 and early 2014 in the Midwestern area of the United States of America and its juxtaposition with the excessive hot weather experienced in Australia in the same time period....   [tags: wildlife, agriculture, pollution] 1807 words
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Global Warming: The Effects on Coral Reefs - Global Warming: The Effect on Coral Reefs Global warming is becoming an increasingly problematic issue for countries all over the world. Among many issues being faced, scientists are seeing increased and more dramatic changes in weather patterns and rising water temperatures that are affecting coral reefs. Earth’s coral reef population is rapidly depleting due to climate change, killing millions of marine animals, potentially placing the world’s coasts in extreme danger, and affecting the livelihoods of both wildlife and humans world-wide....   [tags: Wildlife, Humans, Natural Resources]
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The True Meaning of Hunting - 3”Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me. 4And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat… “(Genesis 27:3-4) People claim that hunting is an evil practice and it’s unnecessarily cruel to “defenseless”, “harmless” animals. What they don’t realize is that their opinions are not based off the Word of God but instead what they (as in humans) think is right. God gave us these delicious-tasting animals to enjoy as food respectfully, as opposed to killing them only for the thrill....   [tags: urbanizatio, preditor, wildlife] 1987 words
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Overview of Careers for Zoology - You’re on vacation with eight of your closest teenage girl friends and are staying in a cabin house at the mountains. It’ the middle of the night, you’re sleeping soundly in your bunk, suddenly you hear noise outside of your window. You begin to panic, yet you don’t want to wake anybody up, convincing yourself it’s nothing you fall back asleep. Plenty of minutes later you hear a louder noise and decide to look outside your window, little did you know a six-foot black bear would be staring you down....   [tags: Wildlife Educator, Steve Irwin]
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Why is Hawaii so Popular? - “O beauteous Isles in midway sea, Thou ocean gems of priceless pearls, Where tepid rain and gentle breeze Around thy vales and mountains curl, And noontime sun of brightest gold With brilliant light doth thee enfold.” This is a poem about the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii has geographic features unlike any other state in America. The Hawaiian Islands portray an unique landscape. The island of Maui has many places to go see and visit but its hard to miss the wildlife and trees and all the flowers....   [tags: wildlife, tourism, resources] 733 words
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Grey Wolves in Idaho - In America, many of us have witnessed earth’s most beautiful and natural wonders. Throughout the years many settlers would pick a location based on its natural resources as well as its breath-taking scenery. Most of earth’s inhabitants have visited places such as the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls to revel in its majestic beauty. Sadly, in order to maintain the explosion of human procreation we are forced to cross boundaries with our surrounding environments. This is where issues arise, and we begin to see wildlife intermixing with human life....   [tags: wildlife, habitat, environment, civilization]
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Increase in Hazardous Material Spills - ... Deanna Cymbaluk, who was an Environment Canada fisheries inspector, found that the Gibson Energy was no duly diligent in preventing the substance from leaking into the river. This regulatory offence was caused by the failure to abandon an unused pipeline, which showed how Gibson Energy was negligent in running their operations and did not take all reasonable measures to ensure harmful substances where not leaked into the river. The incident involving Devon Canada, an operator for tar sands, resulted in 3,000 barrels of oil spills due to a risky procedure known as the steam injection....   [tags: crude oil, environment, wildlife] 1372 words
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Evolutionary History of Gray Wolves - ... There are 37 recognized subspecies of the gray wolf in total ranging across six continents with familiar names that one typically hears for wolves; such as timber, arctic, plains, Canadian, tundra etc. Origins of the Gray Wolf Many biologists believe that the wolf species evolved from primitive carnivores or carnivoramorphans known as miacids. Miacids had evolved from cretaceous insectivores which had lived alongside dinosaurs during the Cretaceous Period. Although mammals had already existed for tens of millions of years before the dinosaurs in the form of very small rodent-like herbivores, it wasn’t until the extinction of their oppressors (the dinosaurs) about 66 million years ago at...   [tags: canine wildlife species] 946 words
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CITES: Saving Endangered Species - Conservation, the protection of natural ecosystems, environment and wildlife, has been a major issue when people talk about the environment. There are many different kinds of conservation movements taking action nowadays, like clean water conservation, ecosystems conservation, or endangered species conservation. All three issues have been important and major issues after people started acknowledging how serious the problems are. The endangered species conservation movement is a worldwide phenomenon that covers an issue that will affect the Earth significantly....   [tags: conservation, wildlife, flora, fauna]
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Winding Up Turbines Anywhere - Should a person be able to put up a wind turbine or turbines on their own property however big they want. It is strongly believed that people should be able to put wind turbines up on their own property. Many people would say that the building of a wind turbine on one’s property should be the concern of only the property owner. A wind turbine is a great way to capture wind energy in a clean way and if someone wants to put a turbine up on their property, they should be able to do so with no trouble from others....   [tags: property, wildlife, community] 582 words
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Foxes: The Introduced Pest - ... As already mentioned there is no natural predictor of the fox in Australia and for this reason they have survived and thrived – often at the cost of natural wildlife. Foxes are carnivores and eat anything small and easy to catch. The red fox has had a major impact on the number of Australian native animals in the wild. Animals such as small to medium sized mammals such as the greater bilby and numbat, ground-nesting birds, and reptiles such as the green turtle. They also prey on lambs, sheep and other livestock in rural and farming areas, costing the farmers and Australian economy, not to mention sweet helpless back yard pets like chickens....   [tags: eradication, wildlife, ecosystem] 833 words
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Roosevelt: State Parks and The Preservation of Wildlife - Theodore Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858 in New York City. His mother was Martha "Mittie" Buloch, who was a Southern Belle. She was rumored to have been a prototype for the Gone with the Wind character Scarlett O' Hara1. His father was Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt, Sr. who was of Dutch heritage. His family owned a successful plate-glass import business. Roosevelt, Jr. was homeschooled as a child due to illnesses and asthma. This gave him more time to pursue his passion with animal life. He had two other siblings....   [tags: american presidents, white house]
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal: Past and Present - The Rocky Mountain Arsenal once home to chemical manufacturing facilities in support of the World War II and some parts of the land was used for the Prisoner of War camp. The Arsenal’s location was selected due to its relative distance from the coast. The weather that conducive or suitable to outdoor work, and the appropriate type of soil needed for the project. The location was also close to Stapleton Airfield, a major transportation hub. The land was also used by some private industries to manufacture pesticides....   [tags: weapon manufactur, wildlife refuge, stapleton ]
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The Everglades' Ecosystem - ... This meant the once meandering rivers and streams no longer got to filter the fertilizers from the farmers' crops, and were dumped directly into the Everglades. The fertilizers caused algae to grow, and when the algae withered and sunk to the bottom, it caused the oxygen levels to drop. This killed fish and created less of a food source for the animals that ate fish as their primary food source (13-14). The second point of research is about the landscape of the Everglades and how it affects the ecosystem....   [tags: wildlife, park, marshland] 700 words
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The Poaching Crises - The Poaching Crises Thousands of people are willing to risk their lives to kill an elephant or a rhinoceros each year. To many people, this sounds morally wrong, but to wildlife conservationists this sounds like an atrocity against nature and a crime that people should be convicted for, but hardly ever are. This injustice plagues South Africa and Kenya along with many National Parks and animal refuges in Africa. The rangers in these area are at a constant battle with warlords and gang members and are simply trying to save both their skin and the animal’s tusks....   [tags: Wildlife Conservationists, Crime, Animals]
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Zooloogists and the Wild - People have had to go out into the wild for hours and sometimes day. When they are a zoologist and a wildlife biologist they will have to study the animals in their natural habitat. It has been one of the things that people have liked to do the most and that is watching animals do what they do in a day. It is like going to the zoo ,but they are not having to go out into the wild of their natural habitat to find out more about the animals. They do not read the signs in the zoo they get as close as they can to the animal and they study it....   [tags: Animals, Wildlife Biologists, Natural Habitats]
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Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. - Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. Tiger (Panthera tigris) is one of the best-known large mammals and the largest living cat. However, their numbers in the wild are decreasing significantly. According to Seidensticker et al. (2010), there are three subspecies becoming extinct since the 1940s. Particularly, Panthera tigris sumatrae or also known as Sumatran tiger is now listed as critically endangered, with around 300 individuals proposed to be living in the wild (Seidensticker et al., 2010)....   [tags: largest living cat, wildlife, mammals]
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Aniamls are Dangerous - The idea of a zoo is a noble idea. The objective of the zoo is to be a sanctuary where animals live in safety from dangers such as poachers and diseases. This wildlife refuge prevents animals from going extinct, and new generations of people can learn about these animals and appreciate them. Due to human shortcomings, some zoos are concrete prisons or execution chambers. The video, “Captive Animal Misery in European Zoos”, provided by Born Free Foundation on Youtube.com that is published on 12th January 2012 shows animals in poor living conditions....   [tags: poachers, diseases, wildlife, zoos]
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Alternative to Wasteful Aerial Eradications - Alternative to Wasteful Aerial Eradication Feral ungulates (sheep, mouflon, and cattle) are eradicated by Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR-DOFAW) to save the endangered Palila (Hawaiian Honeycreeper) species and its habitat (MKRUG) (US Fish & Wildlife). Ungulate eradications are wasteful as carcasses not available for recovery are left to decompose (Miller, DLNR plans). Additionally, considering high costs of food in Hawaii, there must be alternative options to control ungulate populations that will benefit Hawaii residents in return....   [tags: Hawaii, Palila, habitat, restoration, wildlife]
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A Guide to Florida Bass Fishing - When it comes to bass fishing, few places match Florida. Florida bass fishing anglers enjoy some of the most pristine areas in the country for bass fishing thanks to the efforts of the Florida State Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. By enacting responsible licensing rules and size limits, the conservation services of The Sunshine State have made it possible for bass anglers to catch some of the nation's largest bass that have set records that are talked about throughout the bass fishing world....   [tags: florida wildlife commission, sea eagle]
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Children in the Woods and Why I Hunt - In the essay “Children in the Woods”, Barry Lopez discusses how he encourages children to take an interest in wildlife and nature conservation. His methods include taking children on walking tours through forests while prompting them to make observations. Lopez places special emphasis on the abundance of knowledge that can be gained through observation. Lopez emboldens children to use their imaginations while discovering nature instead of relying on the author’s “encyclopedic knowledge” (Lopez 735)....   [tags: wildlife, nature conservation, Barry Lopez]
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The Contribution of Tourism to Thailand's GDP - ... The experience seekers i.e. the tourist are not expected to actively participate in any activity and are provided the entertainment by the on-going activities. The next realm of experiences is educational where the experience seekers actively absorb the experience. Swasdee provides many such experiences like, agricultural tours where the tourist are informed about various agricultural activities like cultivation techniques, manure production, various types of seasons and related crops, agricultural tools....   [tags: medical, education, wildlife, cultural, adventure] 2921 words
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Salmon Farming in British Colombia - ... These companies consequently set up operations in BC and started buying up smaller companies.” (Marshall, 8) Scandinavian companies are earning money while British Colombians pay the environmental prices. For these reasons salmon farming must be brought to a stop immediately in order to protect British Colombia’s economy. Salmon farming poses a significant health risk for its consumers. Farmed fish are harmful to human’s health because they live “confined in overcrowded pools filled with antibiotics, pesticides, chemicals, and waste.” (Harrington, 1) Contaminants found in farmed salmon bind with the fat cells of the salmon and in turn bind with the stomach cells of the consumer, releasin...   [tags: harming local wildlife, environmental issues]
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Seal Hunting in the Maritimes - Canadian’s culture initiates from their wildlife and forests. Many different ways of living in Canada’s regions has an impact on the cultural view. The major problem with the wildlife view involving cultural acts is Seal Hunting. Seal Hunting has been continuing for years and harming many of the seas natural inhabitants. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is in the Maritimes, is a popular venue for such activities. An exploration of a day in the life of a seal and hunter is portrayed in the Maritimes, and its effect on the culture in the Maritimes....   [tags: culture, wildlife, seal, hunting, commercial] 1003 words
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Black Forrest, Colorado Springs, Colorado - Overview The heavily wooded but fast growing area of Black Forest, Colorado is a fantastic destination for habitual wildlife, familial, and individual enjoyment. Located just north of Colorado Springs and situated in El Paso County, originally known as “the pineries”, Black Forest is chock-full of rich Native American antiquity and well-made frontier handiwork accompanied by beautiful natural wildlife, county and historic parks for small and large group fun. Black Forrest is one of Colorado’s natural gems, and a place to visit and delight in earth’s natural splendor....   [tags: Native tribes, familial enjoyment, wildlife] 632 words
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Zoological Veterinarian and Zoological Medicine - A unique expertise that some students choose to pursue after veterinary certification is in the field of zoological medicine. Those who pursue this line of work go on after accreditation to “serve in responsible positions as zoo and wildlife veterinarians, teachers, researchers, government officials, and administrators of other relevant programs fostering high quality medical care for non-domestic animals and are actively involved in the discovery of new knowledge in the discipline and the dissemination of this knowledge to the veterinary profession and public” (“ACZM”)....   [tags: zoo, wildlife, treating exotic animals]
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The Amazing Hippopotamus - Hippopotamuses are very fascinating animals to study and observe. With their semiaquatic lifestyle, they appear to be more closely related to whales than other hoofed mammals. Their ability to be versatile in their habitats helps protects them against different dangers that they face. During this research paper I learned many facts about hippopotamuses that I was not previously aware of. The hippopotamus is a part of the Animalia kingdom and from that it branches into being a part of the phylum, Chordata....   [tags: Wildlife]
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Politicians and Poachers - In his book Politicians and Poachers, Charles Gibson analyzes the origins and effects of governmental “institutions” on Zambian wildlife policy. Keeping in mind his definition of what an institution is- it’s origins, what it does, and what it represents- one can apply his analysis to the nature of tourism. When so much of the tourist industry relies on what is seen as “authentic” and how it is determined, it is important to focus on how various institutions shape Western and local thought. Charles Gibson puts forth a definition of “institutions”, on which he bases his argument about Zambian wildlife policy....   [tags: Zambian Wildlife Policy, Government Institutions] 1403 words
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africa: Wildlife, landforms and climate - Witch doctors, psychics, mediums, spiritualists are but just a few of the many names associated with Shamans. Many of us have heard these names echoed since childhood, but do we really know who these people are. In the United States these people are viewed as outcast; there hasn’t been a need for them in a very long time. Science, and modern technology have exiled the Shaman into the fringe of society. They remain a mystery to most, but beckon the open-minded. The Shaman is a spiritual wayfarer, that hasn’t thrived in the United States since the arrival of the white man, and his conquest of nature....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Endangered Species Act of 1973 - The Endangered Species Act of 1973 The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the most powerful tools that environmentally concerned citizens have to preserve biodiversity. Specific categories that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) includes are the listing of "Threatened species", "Endangered species", and the designation of "critical habitat". When these categories are identified, it is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) which assumes the responsibility of enforcement. Development of recovery plans, Biological or Environmental Assessments, and the development of Habitat Conservation Plans are just some of the tasks for USFWS (Smallwood, et al,)....   [tags: Conservation Biology Wildlife Essays]
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Public Safety or Public Trickery - Public Safety or Public Trickery In past years, the debate over human and mountain lion interaction has been quite heated. The California Legislature has addressed issues concerning the hunting of mountain lions for over 80 years. On March 26, 1996, the most recent ballot measure deciding the fate of the California cougar (Felis concolor), Proposition 197, was not passed. This would have repealed the 1990 passing of Proposition 117, which banned all trophy hunting of mountain lions, allowing only trained Department of Fish and Game officials to kill lions that became a threat to public safety and welfare....   [tags: Proposition 197 Mountain Lions Wildlife Essays]
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The African Elephant - What do you think about when you hear the word Africa. How about the word safari. Most people tend to think about elephants or giraffes. In this paper I will tell you many important facts about elephants: how they live, their appearance, and many other interesting facts about them. There are two different kinds of elephants; the African elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). The African elephant is the larger of the two. Measuring from the shoulder, African elephants are on average 10.8 feet (females 8.9 feet), and the average length of their trunk is approximately 7-8 feet....   [tags: African Wildlife] 551 words
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The Humpback Whale - The Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, is part of the marine mammals group. They are found in oceans all over the world, they live in open waters. Even though they are mammals, they do not live on land (Monterey Bay Aquarium). Humpback whales are known for their magical song that can travel great distances. These gentle giants are omnivores, their main diet is krill. They are mostly found near coastlines feeding on tiny shrimp-like krill, plankton and small fish. Humpbacks migrate annually from summer feeding grounds near the poles to warmer winter breeding water closer to the Equator....   [tags: Endangered, Wildlife] 827 words
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Wisconsin Gray Wolf - Wisconsin Gray Wolf Walking through the forests of northern Wisconsin, one may have the fortune to hear the haunting howl of the gray wolf, rising and falling in the cool air. This majestic predator has long inhabited the wilderness of Wisconsin but was nearly wiped out by human imposed threats. Since the gray wolf’s disappearance from the state, great lengths were dedicated to bringing the wolves back. Through dedication, education, research, and improvements to habitat, the gray wolf once more roams the northern woods of Wisconsin....   [tags: Wildlife, Conservation] 555 words
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The Polar Bear - Survival of the fittest serves to be true in all walks of society. When drawing attention to the animals on top of the food chain, it’s important to analyze what sets them apart from the rest. What is the edge they have on the competitors. What are their weaknesses. The animals that occupy the artic regions have learned to survive the furry of Mother Nature, but still must compete for survival with the top predator of the artic, the polar bear. Polar bears inhabit the circumpolar arctic regions....   [tags: wildlife, animals, food chain]
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Pfeffer's Flamboyant Cuttlefish - Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish is a wonder of nature and a possible evolutionary 'next step' in cuttlefish. These cuttlefish have three remarkable features. The first, which gives it its name, is the fact that when startled these cuttlefish display vibrant colors of white, yellow, pink and purple. (Like all cephalapods, they achieve this remarkable feat of quick change using chromatophores which open and close to reveal different pigments.) This is a warning display to alert predators to the fact that the cuttlefish is in fact toxic....   [tags: Wildlife, Marine, Fish] 580 words
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Save the Animals - Save the Animals Ever heard the call of the wild. What about the wolf howling in the distant mountains. For most people the answer is no. This is because the wolf was eradicated from most areas of our country when the white man decided that he wanted to settle the west. Most of the extermination was because ranchers and farmers lost a good deal of livestock to wolves. Wolves were selected for extermination by the US government untill1976 when the government declared the Mexican gray wolf endangered in the lower 48 states....   [tags: Wildlife Essays]
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