Another reason is numerous amounts of drought and flooding. But one of the main reasons that Somalia is hungry is poverty. Their per capita GDP per year is $500. Since their natural resources were destroyed by the civil war, they can’t grow sufficient food. So, the food gets transported from other countries the food prices increases every day.
Most of them move to another place to survive, and the problem that chimpanzees face are they cannot find food normally any longer. According to Banks (1999), in general, chimpanzees spend six to eight hours per day seeking for food. They eat a wide variety of food, two hundred different type of plants, and are particularly fond of leaves, fruit, nuts and berries. But now, one by one chimpanzees died because they cannot survive in their new
“The Endangered Species Act made it illegal to import ... ... middle of paper ... ...t kills more than 66,000 children each year” (Wadman). Conclusion The United States government should prohibit biomedical testing on chimpanzees and relocate the animals to sanctuaries such as Chimp Haven, where they will live a relatively normal life and will no longer be experimented on. Chimpanzees have greatly contributed to our understanding of diseases and have helped medical doctors find cures in the past. However, with the advancement of technology the need to experiment on chimpanzees is no longer needed. Chimpanzees have been forced into dangerous, uncomfortable and invasive procedures for many years and have had to deal with the fear and loneliness that the research laboratories provided.
A population of endangered gorillas living in a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has dropped fifty percent because of rebels, says the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society. Around the border of Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Kahuzi-Biega National park is now a battleground, with different rebel groups fighting in the area. Now many rebels and refugees living in the park’s borders, bamboo is harvested and used for building materials, and hunt large amounts of wildlife for food and commercial trade. Even the number of illegal snares has grown. It seems that for one reason or another people do not want to stop hunting for Apes or Gorillas.
In 2000 the population was 174.5 million people and now it is 200.4 million. The majority of this growth is people that live in the amazons. Government started deforestation for two main reasons, clear more land for houses and roads, and to have more jobs and the selling of wood. The US population increased from 247.2 million to 318.9 million in the last 26 years. It tells us that the deforestation in Brazil is being affected a lot in the last 16 years, and experts wait for more increased of population in Brazil caused by the deforestation.Deforestation of tropical forests affects not only the plants and animals of these regions but also their human inhabitants.
Research has shown that the very reason for the wildlife to come near the human settlement area is due to explosion of population and lack of resources that force people to extend their settlement further, destroying the habitant of wildlife and causing disturbance in the food chain of animals. Wildlife with no choice migrates down to human settlement area, looking for the food and the place to live. For instance, in the past year, a bear attacked a farmer and caused many damages to the crop in
Of the great apes, the species confronted with the largest threat are Pan paniscus, or bonobo apes who are endemic to the lowland rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (referred hereafter as “DRC”) (Hickey et. al., 2013). According to the IUCN Red List (Fruth et. al., 2008) bonobos have been classified as an endangered species since 1996 but were labeled as vulnerable in 1986. Speculative estimates put the bonobo population at between 29,500 and 50,000 individuals although there are no completely accurate numbers and any estimate should be approached with caution (Fruth et.
More than 2500 children die each day in Africa. Many people are starving for many different reasons. Overpopulation is the number one cause of starvation. There are too many people in one area so they cannot feed them all from the lack of food. In developing countries most are struggling economically to provide enough food and jobs.
The government ignored all the dangerous viral creations that were genetically altered for cancer research, vaccine research, and secret biological warfare. (newdawnmagazine.com) There are claims that the polio vaccine given to Africans in the late 1950s was prepared using chimp kidney cells that were contaminated with the ancestor virus of HIV.
Firstly, Deforestation cause loss of habitat for millions of species. Seventy percent of animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes. Many animals that live in the forests are herbivorous, such as giraffes, deer and tapirs, they are enforced to leave what once was their home to search for food. As a result, many starve to death. Other times they wonder out into areas inhabited by humans and get injured.