Believe it or not, some see benefits in joining in this ‘profession’. To explain these possible benefits, elephants and rhinoceroses will be the main animals used while on the subject of poaching. Referring back to previously stated details, elephants are hunted for the ivory inside their tusks. The cost of ivory has skyrocketed, and the price of ivory has risen to an exorbitant high of $1,000 per pound on the streets of Beijing, China where ivory trade activity is more than twice the activity in Europe and North America combined. The price of rhinoceroses horns have also dramatically increased to nearly $30,000 a pound because many residents of Asia believe ground rhinoceros horn is a cure for several fatal illnesses such as cancer.
The smog has even lead to health issues that have caused death, and other major health effects. China’s economic development was unrestrained but there are organizations set up to help the smog and support their issue. Air pollution in China is horrendous, out of control, and even dangerous for human life ; it can be controlled but its going to cost as much as it has caused to build up. China’s air pollution started two decades ago, which was led by the economic growth. They build factories, an increase in car ownership , and the overwhelming reliance on coal (Wagstaff) .China’s economic growth of factories and other harmful toxics has also even hurt the atmosphere.
The roots of this devastating crisis not only includes over population, but is also a result of over production within factories, as well excessive transportation. Due to the fact that pollution spreads at such a rapid rate, this has become a global crisis effecting practically every country. This crisis is especially calamitous considering China is a prime economic power. In Shijiazhuang, levels of microscopic particles known as PM2.5 have reached 575, while PM10, a measure of bigger particles, has reached 843. Health officials claim that 25 is the safe amount for PM2.5.
There are approximately 361 captive Sumatran Tigers live in zoos around the world. Sumatran tigers prefer natural forest areas in the island of Sumatra. This particular tiger is active at night as its easier to hide the orange coat but in winter they are also active during the day. Nothing preys on the Sumatran tiger as it is the top of the food chain. Sumatran tigers Tigers are carnivores (meat eaters), they feed on wild pigs, wild cattle and some species of deer.
In the Yangtze Basin where the giant pandas live, the same forest is the home to a stunning amount of other amazingly rare wildlife. This proves they have a very good reason for being here on earth, they not only provide for other vegetarian animals in the forest, but they also provide for humans. Giant panda bears are 99% vegetarians; this is because besides bamboo they only eat small rodents and birds. They’re on a diet called omnivore. They are also carnivoras, and are part of the ursidae family.
Most people feel it is only a matter of saving an animal that makes a beautiful sight to see. This reason only makes up a fraction of why we need to save this incredible animal. The tiger is at the top of the food chain in the jungles that it roams. Tiger sightings have become quite rare these days in India, reason being the Tiger killings because of its multitude of medicinal or magical properties that is why tiger trade is very profitable. Genuinely the tiger skin is not fashionable but the smuggling of Tiger fur coats and rugs are not difficult for the impoverished hunters.
When running a business in each of these different economic systems, it’s important to understand where the goods and services offered can be used and marketed. Economics are administered in a different manner by governments around the world. China’s economic transformation over the past two decades has converted to a market-oriented economy. The market-oriented reforms China implemented have unleashed individual initiative and entrepreneurship (globalEdge, 2010). A repercussion that the Chinese government deals with is the increased pollution and decline of natural resources.
While Fallows’ arguments regarding America’s current state are largely infallible, his conclusions are skewed by the fact that he only compares the United States to China, and not other significant powers such as the European Union. How America Can Rise Again Fallows starts his article by explaining the context of his analysis to the reader and by providing some background information. He explains that there have been fears throughout America that the nation the claim of world leader at an alarming rate. This issue has been exacerbated by the recent economic crisis that resulted in thousands of home foreclosures, downsizing in various large industries, and the complete shutdown of some of America’s largest companies. The combination of his own childhood memories and the experiences that he had in China and India provide the backdrop for Fallows analysis as he co... ... middle of paper ... ...n in the values that each group stands for.
In Africa especially, much attention is being brought to the soaring death rates of elephants due to a massive increase in poaching rates. While globally, there is a demand for ivory, Africa and Asia are the two key players in the trade. Most ivory is flowing from African to Asian consumers. Even locally and between neighboring countries, there are intricate networks of ivory trade
However, she does little to explain to the reader what to do to resolve the problems occurring in the global economy, specifically the United States of America. Overall, the book reads as a 252-page, interesting news article and is a good read; but it could use a revision with more up to date statistics and facts. The book begins with a brief history, which explains the background of China and India in the mid and late 20th century. Meredith explains key events that are essential to understanding the magnitude of change that has taken place in the past two decades in both countries. She elaborates how the political repression created by Mao Zedong, a Chinese communist leader, impoverished the Chinese people.