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Animals Should Be Kept in National Parks

- Would you like to see animals behind bars or have a great communication with them face to face. People now set up national parks in order to protect edge species, which are facing extinction made by human development. In the other hands, people set up zoos for animal study but more for entertainment. Because of several reasons, animals should be kept in national parks instead of zoos for the sake of animal protection. There are some facts about them to help understanding and comparing their work and function....   [tags: animals, extinction, zoo]

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Protecting Endangered Animals For Wildlife Market Goods

- Although it may not seem saving or protecting endangered animals is important, it actually and truly is important because animals around the world are being killed for wildlife market goods which is illegal and destroys the species population in that environment. Citizens should take more concern with taking care of these endangered animals before they become totally extinct and will no longer be seen on the face of the earth. Recently researchers have found that poachers (hunters who hunt animals for their value with trading illegal merchandise) are killing thousands of animals a day, and they are doing so even to this day....   [tags: Hunting, Extinction, Endangered species]

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The Extinction Of The Disappearing Bees

- The first reports of a massive number of bees dying off were reported in the 1990’s, but the disappearances did not gain much attention until the late 2000’s. Scientists were baffled as a large number of seemingly healthy bees would abandon their hives and never return. The issue of the disappearing bees became so severe that one third of all the honeybee colonies in the United States were lost, and scientists still could not pinpoint an exact cause for the deaths of so many bees, however they were able to come up with a few possible theories....   [tags: Beekeeping, Insect, Honey bee, Bumblebee]

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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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Overfishing: A Threat to Ecosystems

- In 2013, a single 489-pound bluefin tuna sold for $1.76 million at the Tsukiji fish market in Japan. It was the first bluefin sold of the year and beat the previous record by nearly $1 million making it the most expensive fish ever sold (WWF). This specific fish makes for some delicious sushi and sashimi, with the average cost per fish being up to $100,000 (Animal Planet). Fishermen are driven by such high prices and use any means possible to catch the bluefin tuna, along with other highly profitable fish....   [tags: Extinction, Regulations, Nature]

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Analyzing The Ethics Of Zoos

- Analyzing the Ethics of Zoos In today’s world, zoos are a meaningful part in a large number of people’s lives. Zoos are not only a home for animals, they are also a place for people to really enjoy themselves. Everybody has been to the zoo; they have fed the fish, enjoyed a show with seals, or just admired all of the wildlife. My Grandma and I used to go to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska every year to do just these things. Henry Doorly Zoo is a place worthy of closer analysis because in 2016, TripAdvisor ranked it the number one zoo in the world....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity, Species]

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The Conservation Of The Wolves

- Wolves are widely known to be predators of livestock on farms and ranches, which then lead farmers and ranchers to step in and protect their livestock. Many farmers and ranchers end up shooting and killing the wolves before they can even do any harm to the livestock. Ranchers should be able to protect their live property against wolves, but only if the wolves are being violent or they kill a certain percentage of their livestock. Many times the farmers or ranchers shoot and kill the wolves before there is even a threat shown from the wolf to the livestock....   [tags: Hunting, Extinction, Wolf, KILL]

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The Effectiveness Of Captive Breeding Programs

- Alroy, John. "Limits To Captive Breeding Of Mammals In Zoos." Conservation Biology, vol. 29, no. 3, Wiley Blackwell, June 2015, p. 926-931. Academic Search Complete (EBSCO), doi: 10.1111/cobi.12471. Accessed 9 Sept. 2016. The effectiveness of captive breeding programs are explored in this mathematically oriented article by Alroy, who takes data from the International Zoo Yearbook and processes it in order to determine how well current zoo conservation efforts are performing at raising the populations of endangered species....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Biodiversity]

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Environment Essay: We Can Stop The Extinction of Endangered Species

- What is a species. What exactly is an endangered species. What is an extinct species. How have these species come to the point of becoming endangered or extinct. What can we do to save the endangered species that are near extinction. Can we actually do anything to save these species, or is it a lost cause. Why should I care. The answer to many of these questions is not know by most people. As much attention as this subject gets from environmental groups and agencies, it gets just as much ignoring by the general public....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Essay]

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Zoos Are Protecting Endangered Animals

- Zoos are protecting endangered animals every day. Zoos are reaching out and taking action to save exotic animals that cannot be taken care of by owner. For example, a monkey is considered exotic and people should not own them. Exotic animals are not familiar with humans and can change their demeanor on humans in a split second and attack. The most natural place for animals is in the wild, but zoos are making life for animals better and animals live longer in zoos then they would in the wild. Zoos are a place where dignity and respect of animals is very important....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Animal]

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Ways to Help Endangered Species

- Have you ever thought about a certain species becoming endangered. Have you ever thought about helping out with this particular problem. Scientists are actually trying to make new laws to explain what is legal and illegal to hunt. Others can help out, too, by cleaning up any nearby scraps and litter that is harmful to many organisms. We need to use our resources very carefully and wisely. The fact that there are many species becoming endangered, we need to fight to keep another species alive....   [tags: extinction, poaching, animals]

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The Sixth Amendment: Providing Justice for Everyone

- The 6th Amendment: Providing Justice for Everyone Prior to the Revolutionary War, if the British accused a colonist of a crime, he would most likely receive an unfair trial and a prison sentence. When the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, they believed that all Americans deserved rights which the British had not given them. The 6th Amendment provides many legal rights to United States citizens that protect them from being wrongly convicted of crimes. The 6th Amendment is the most important amendment in the Constitution of the United States....   [tags: Constitutional Rights]

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Reading Instruction At The Sixth Grade Level

- Adam will benefit from placement in reading instruction at the fourth to fifth grade level. Strategies such as word recognition to build sight words and increase in reading to gain exposure to the printed word will build Adam’s vocabulary and word bank. The goal is to increase his ability to read independently. Word banks, flash cards and word walls are great strategies to use with Adam. In addition, Adam will benefit from teaching strategies to increase the comprehension of what he reads. Using effective teaching strategies, graphic organizers and peer modeling, are additional methods to help Adam....   [tags: Education, Reading, Educational psychology]

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We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction

- We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction The Great White Shark, immortalized by the Hollywood film Jaws, is at the midst of an international controversy. The shark, despite its notoriety, is in danger of extinction. A conflict over the fate of these sharks has existed for decades, but with recent attacks the debate has come to the forefront. The environmental conflict over the Great White Shark has yet to reach a conclusion, as many factors exist that hinder resolution possibilities....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Decrease in Puma Population

- The decrease in Puma population causes great changes in our ecosystems. Pumas are close to extinct in South Carolina. There are only a few if the come here from the west which “holds most of the puma population in North America” (Panthera). There are many causes that band together to cause their extinction in South Carolina. This can affect our community by hurting our ecosystems. An ecosystem will go out of balance if a major predator is taken out of it, such as the puma. The decrease in puma population can greatly harm our communities....   [tags: cougars, puma extinction, ecosystem]

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Zoos And Animals Of Zoos

- There are a plenty of animals on the face of this earth and they live on different terrains. But there is one place where most of them can be found and that place is called zoo. Children love going to zoos and watch their favorite animals. But after growing up they realize that those animals are not living like they are supposed to. Zoos can be found in every major city in the world, and they accommodate both native and exotic animals. These beings can vary from an elephant to a kiwi and that is the reason why zoos are so popular....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity, Species]

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Overview of Endangered Species

- Endangered species are rare or threatened plants or animals that are rapidly vanishing and becoming extinct. This means they are plants and animals that now exist in only small numbers and soon may be gone forever unless whatever is causing this to occur changes. Maybe as humans, we need to cherish these plants and animals as much as we cherish our material possessions, as after all these may be the most valuable treasures for all of mankind. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (“IUCN”) there are 6 categories of endangered animals: • Extinct meaning no living member of a particular species on earth....   [tags: threatened plants, animals, extinction]

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My Sixth Grade History Teacher

- My eighth grade history teacher Mrs.Harris is my mentor, she taught me at Heritage Middle School, in East Cleveland. This is also how we met and where we had met at. She was in was in her late fifties, brown-skinned, and short. Mrs. Harris always wore something nice, she was such a wonderful person. She made history fun. She had a different bond with all her students, everyone loved her. She was never upset she always had a smile on her face, and she also loved to joke around. Being a teacher isn’t easy, especially working in East Cleveland schools....   [tags: High school, Teacher, School, Education]

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Zoos Thoughout the World

- Families strolling, children squealing with glee, and adults gazing with interest; A typical day at the zoo. Animal-lovers rush throughout zoos in search of their favorite feline or lizard, while children smack on popcorn as they tap on glass enclosures. For hundreds of years people have gone to zoos in seek of entertainment. The zoo provides a fun and educational time for families, but the joy of seeing adorable creatures blinds spectators from seeing the pain zoo animals live with. People do not realize the harm zoos do to animals....   [tags: animals, entertainment, conservation, extinction]

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Case study: Language Competition

- ... The agent could be in either of the two states: X, using language X; or Y, using language Y. The evolution of the agent state is described as follows: starting with an initial situation, at each step one agent i is chosen randomly and the local densities, σi,l (l=X, Y), is computed for each of the language states in i’s neighbourhood. The probabilities of an agent switching its state is according to the following formula. pi,X→Y =(1−S)(σi,Y)a , pi,Y→X =S(σi,X)a where S is the prestige of the language X, 0 ≤ S ≤ 1; and a is the volatility, a ≥ 0....   [tags: communication, survival, extinction]

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Should Humans Bring Back Extinct Species?

- Cheating Nature: Should Humans Bring Back Extinct Species. Modern-day genetic technology has granted mankind with the opportunity to bring back extinct species from the dead. If humans have come to possess the DNA from an extinct animal population, it is possible to create an identical clone of the animal in question, effectively “bringing it back from the dead”. Many ethical dilemmas surround the practice of de-extinction, and rightfully so. Recreating an extinct species could produce groundbreaking scientific breakthroughs, generating exciting opportunities for future genetics-based research....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, Plant, Evolution]

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The Ethical Implications Of Cloning Extinct Endangered Species

- Hank Greely, a Stanford professor who publicly supports de-extinction, acknowledges that there are important risks that should be taken into consideration before reviving lost species. Issues of animal welfare, health, environment, politics and morality should all be carefully deliberated on to determine that the good would outweigh the bad5. Many ethical drawbacks and arguments have been raised against the support of de-extinction alongside the arguments that many have against the process of cloning....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Thylacine, Cloning]

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The Importance of Wildlife Conservation

- Imagine a world with barren trees in overgrown fields. The only sound to be heard is the wind blowing through the tall grass. A world once full of life now lays empty do to extinction. This is the result of a world that failed to understand the importance of wildlife conservation. Why is wildlife so important. What steps need to be taken to preserve wildlife. How can one become involved in wildlife conservation. These are all important questions that need to be explored in order to help maintain the delicate ecosystem on Earth....   [tags: ecosystem, earth, extintion]

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Protecting The Endangered Species Of Endangered Wildlife

- Protecting the Endangered The beautiful species of the wild are being endangered more and more each day. Because of the increase of endangered wildlife society now faces several extinctions therefore, to prevent this problem, the government should pass laws or policies that provide greater protection and preservation, provide more information about endangered species, give more publicity to the issue and support charities. “An endangered species is one whose numbers are so small that it is at risk of extinction” (Do Something 2015)....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, Species, Plant]

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Should Animals Have A Single Race Of Beings?

- “What is man without the beast. If the beast were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beast soon happens to man” (Chief Seattle). While much has been done to protect animals, it is nowhere near what needs to be done to secure their inhabitance on earth and give them their rights. Animals have nerves so they can feel pain and they do suffer so is it right to put them through that by experimenting on them. Additionally if more of the world’s animals are not protected a lot more will be extinct in the coming years....   [tags: Hunting, Extinction, Human, Animal testing]

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The Are Loved By Many Floridians

- Manatees are loved by many Floridians. Manatees are known as one of the state’s natural wonders. They were once marked as one of the endangered mammals in Florida. The federal government considers a species endangered when it is at risk of extinction. Therefore, the federal government is downlisting manatees from “endangered” to “threatened.” The manatees are now downgraded from endangered to just threatened, the level of protection for the manatees are also reducing. Since the federal government has spoken out that manatees are no longer endangered, does it decrease the risk of manatees being extinct....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, Critical thinking]

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Life After Humans - Life Before Humans

- Life Before Humans Over 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed and ruled the Earth. They were the top predators and where in an abundance of species. Today, scientist unearth their fossils and put them together to create an image of a lifetime. Even though no one was around when they were alive, we have an idea of what they looked like. If you have ever seen a dinosaur, you would probably think that they all were big giants that ate everything in sight. Although that is true, dinosaurs did eat almost everything, they weren’t all that big....   [tags: Dinosaur, Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event]

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Loss of Biodiversity

- Nowadays it is common to read articles in newspapers and magazines regarding biodiversity issues. Human beings have been knowingly and unknowingly destroying biodiversity since their existence. Biodiversity is the measure of the variety of species of animals living in an area. Forests are usually areas with high biodiversity while deserts are the opposite. Human beings have always destroyed biodiversity either by deforestation, or by some other means. Biodiversity depletion is a natural phenomenon....   [tags: species, habitat, extinction]

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Is Cloning A Real Life Science?

- Cloning Imagine seeing extinct species roaming the earth once again. Mammoths could join the elephants in the zoos of the planet. Revived ancient animals would unlock new expanses of knowledge. Species that humanity had driven to extinction could be brought back to life. Imagine a world where your favorite pet can be reborn. The family cat got run over by a truck. No need to worry, just make another tabby that looks exactly the same. Envision going to the hospital for a transplant of an organ that was grown from your own cells....   [tags: Cloning, Human cloning, Extinction, Animal]

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The Way That the Sixth Sense is Presented in Order to Maintain the Audience's Belief that Malcolm Crowe is Alive

- The Way That the Sixth Sense is Presented in Order to Maintain the Audience's Belief that Malcolm Crowe is Alive The story of 'Sixth Sense' took about a year to write. It was first going to be about a serial killer and a child who sees the victims. It was written and edited by M. Night Shaymalon who edited 'Wide-awake' two years before 'Sixth Sense'. It was a Kennedy Marshall company and a Spyglass entertainment performance. The film was set in Philadelphia. This was the perfect city for this thrilling film as it's a very old city and highly concentrated with unique super natural happenings there....   [tags: Papers]

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The Rabbit And Lynx Is Density Dependent

- a. This relationship between the rabbit and lynx is density dependent. This means their probability of survival depends on the size of populations. The lynx’s main food source is the rabbit so its populations reflects the rabbit’s except it is staggered. They have a predator- prey relationship with the lynx being the carnivorous predator the feeds of the herbivore rabbit which is the lynx’s prey. At about 1850 there is a sharp increase in the rabbit population which sharply rose the number of animals/10^3 to 80 from about 20....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Hunting, Species]

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Climate Change Effects On Wildlife And Ecosystems

- Climate Change Effects on Wildlife and Ecosystems According to the Endangered Species Act of 1789, there are currently 94 endangered species listed as a result of climate change. (Seney, 2013) In recent years more wildlife species and ecosystems are being effected by climate change causing acute challenges in estuarine, marine and terrestrial systems. During the last century scientists are observing changes on individual species and ecosystems, zoonosis interactions linked to climate change and decisions to strengthen the Endangered Species Act of 1789, ESA, listing criteria and adaptation strategies are becoming more widespread when creating proposals to protect the worlds wildlife and its...   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Global warming]

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The Endangered Species Act Of 1973

- The Endangered Species Act of 1973 Our world is very unique. We share the world with all sorts of creatures from animals of all sizes, and shapes. Creatures that crawl, slide, run, swim, fly, or burrow. As scientists expand their knowledge about the world they unmask many types of species living on this planet. Scientist has discovered about 1.7 million species, and 13,000 more species are being found every year. It is very rare to know that there are many unknown animals, such as large birds or even mammals, but there could be million little creatures wanting to be discovered such as insects, spiders, shellfish, and even worms....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, Species, Hunting]

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Zoos And Aquariums Help Endangered Species

- Although zoos are a great educational tool for the public the overall damage it could be doing to our environment and the plausible cause of extinction for some species must be examined. In the human race’s haste to be able to view exotic animals, they failed to realize that an urban zoo although maybe ideal for the educational standpoint, may not be what is best for the animals. What crime did the animal commit to be imprisoned to a life of captivity. Most certainly depression all for the sake of human’s entertainment....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Biodiversity, Zoo]

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Why Animals Are Been Disappearing From Our World

- Animals have been disappearing from our world at an tremendous rate. As the world 's population goes up, the animal population goes down. There are people who do not care or simply choose to overlook that animals are going extinct at an incredible rate. People choose to kill endangered species instead of rebuilding them. There are conservation efforts that are trying to slow or even stop this process. The Merriam-Webster definition of extinction is when an animal species has ended or died out. Many people tend to believe that animals die out from natural causes of lack of food and their homes getting destroyed, but even when there is plenty of food and space to live they can go extinct....   [tags: Hunting, Extinction, Endangered species, Tiger]

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A Man Who Is Working A Job

- A man who is working a job I aspire to have is George Schaller. The world is indebted to him for research on gorillas, pandas and various other endangered animals. From humble roots, he received his PhD and went on to travel the globe and save animals in danger of extinction. He is successful in his work due to the variety of studies done for animal conservation, his accomplishments in awareness and the lasting impact he has made in the world. Schaller has spent “nearly two decades” (Panthera) on conservation efforts, written multiple books, and has been honored with a variety of awards for research....   [tags: Extinction, Species, George Schaller, Tiger]

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The California Condor

- ... californianus also have a very poor sense of smell, which assists them in consuming their meals. When they find a meal, the condors will often gorge themselves to the point where they will have to spend several hours resting before taking flight again. Since the condor has now sweat glands they employ a unique technique in attempting to cool themselves down when they become to hot. They will defecate on their legs. “Though this might sound gross or strange to us, this is actually a very effective way for them to stay comfortable when temperatures get too high....   [tags: birds, captivity, endangered, extinction]

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Animal Abuse, Inhumane, And Inhumane Experimentation

- Animals deserve basic rights to avoid suffering and have possession of their own lives because it would eliminate conflicts with animal abuse, containment, and inhumane experimentation. PETA released hidden video footage cumulated over months of the unbearable animal abuse occurring at MowMar farms in 2008. Recordings caught employees repeatedly beating female pigs with iron rods and herding canes. Torture included spraying dye into pigs nostrils “to get the animal high” and electrocuting pigs unable to stand on their own....   [tags: Animal rights, Animal testing, Extinction]

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Zoos : A Type Of Park For The Public

- Zoos are a type of park for the public, which display animals for entertainment and “education”. They have been around for hundreds of years and very popular in many cultures around the world. For example, Romans used exotic animals like zebras, lions, tigers, even rhinos for games and their entertainment. Some of these animals were simply used as circus animals, performing tricks and acts, but other were used in gladiator fights where they either killed the gladiator or the gladiator them (Hopkins)....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Human, Species]

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The Future of Man: Bright or Bleak?

- For almost all of recorded history, man has been fascinated with his future and all of both the wonders and horrors it might hold. From the Aztecs, who created a calendar that dated all the way to a couple of years prior to today, to the famed Nostradamus who was allegedly clairvoyant and whose prophecies have been interpreted to fit modern happenings, to modern-day apocalypse writers, man is held captivated by that which he cannot know for certain: the future. Many literary artists have published works on their idea of the future of both the human race and our planet, with very few of them having much of a positive outlook....   [tags: man extinction, human's future, dystopia]

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Operant Conditioning About Sleep Procrastination

- Operant conditioning about sleep procrastination Introduction There are many bad habits these days and the most serious one for me is stay up late all the time and not energetic enough in the morning. This behavior is called sleep procrastination. Just as the words from the researchers at Utrecht University, “pre-bed procrastination is the latest diagnosable strain of mismanaged time, stopping us from shutting off when we should and causing us to fritter away valuable snoozing opportunities on unnecessary tasks.” Indeed, such tiny behavior has already spread out the entire campus and wastes energy and time....   [tags: Operant conditioning, Extinction, Reward system]

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Animal Rights Of Zoos And Aquariums

- Ever since the dawn of human civilization, people have enclosed animals for their own personal enjoyment. In modern times, animals are now kept in zoos and aquariums not just for entertainment, but also for preventing the extinction of a diversity of species. For the past few decades, animal rights activists have been disputing whether or not if these captive areas have been benefiting the animals or if they are just depriving them from their natural rights. Even though supporters of zoos and aquariums argue that these isolated environments improve animals’ lives; the emotional state, habitat, and nutrition change drastically causing problems for the captive animals....   [tags: Animal rights, Animal welfare, Extinction]

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The Conservation Of Endangered Animals

- I first heard about the endangered animals when I was in 4th grade of Elementary School and I now that all of the students have experienced that. The teachings were easy to understand for elementary school age kids at that moment, and may basically have been unnecessary for the students in that level to totally understand about the endangered animal. Now I realize that it is alarming to all of us in the world about how our planet 's creatures may disappear so fast in the future if we do not protect our endangered animals....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Species, Animal]

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Zoos Should Not Be Abolished

- Animals should live free in nature. This is an indisputable. Some naturalists claim that zoos keep animals in captivity and therefore should be banned. They say that threatened wildlife can be protected in the nature. However, in July 2015, a dentist from U.S. shot and killed Cecil the lion. It was lured out of a National Conservation Park in Zimbabwe with food. First, the dentist shot with a crossbow, tracked for 40 more hours, then finished off with a gun. The hunter cut off the magnificent, black-maned, 13-year-old lion head as a trophy, and his skin was taken as well (Melvin, 2015)....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, Zoo, Biodiversity]

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Zoos Should Not Be Banned

- Animals should live free in nature. This is indisputable. Some naturalists claim that zoos keep animals in captivity and therefore should be banned. They say that threatened wildlife can be protected in nature. However, in July 2015, a dentist from U.S. shot and killed Cecil the lion. It was lured out of a National Conservation Park in Zimbabwe with food. First, the dentist shot with a crossbow, tracked for 40 more hours, then finished off with a gun. The hunter cut off the magnificent, black-maned, 13-year-old lion head as a trophy, and his skin was taken as well (Melvin, 2015)....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, Zoo, Biodiversity]

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How Dinosaurs Went Extinct?

- How dinosaurs went extinct. ​Seeing as how people always have their eye on the future it’s hard to know our past, for an example with dinosaurs. What exactly happened to them is a mystery; we know that they are extinct but how exactly. There are many types of theories out there like the Asteroid Impact theory, the possibility of the climate changing, and the thought out volcano eruption idea but which of these is accurate. There is more proof to support the impact theory overall and is highly considered to be more accurate among most scientists....   [tags: Dinosaur, Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event]

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Is Sumatran Elephant Become Rare?

- Our ecosystem is made up of a living creatures that work together with the environment. If those living creatures such as animals and plants died, the ecosystem will not be balanced. However, not all of the creatures can survive in today’s life. In fact, there are so many of animal species that being threatened and become an endangered animal. Even many of them are already become an extinct species. Therefore, to avoid this kind of situation happens in the future, people have to be aware of this major issue and try to conserve them to keep them alive....   [tags: Endangered species, Species, Extinction, Hunting]

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Why Animals Are Endangered Species

- The earth has experienced many unexpected outcomes over the years. The changes on earth have affected many animals, plants, and ecosystems. Different kinds of species stay involved with the dramatic changes the earth has went through. The past includes climate changes, distinctions, meteorites, and evolution processes. The changes on earth will always impact different species no matter where the species occupies. The changes on earth have led to many species becoming endangered. Endangered species continue to increase and without help, earth’s species will become distinct....   [tags: Species, Extinction, Endangered species, Hunting]

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Extinction Of Dinosaurs

- Could an exploding star have been responsible for the death of the dinosaurs. This idea has become popular again as an explanation for the disappearance of the dinosaurs. An exploding star can blast material enormous distances into space. If this material reached Earth&#8217;s atmosphere, changes may have occurred that were harmful to life. We call an exploding star a supernova. Nova is the Latin word for new, and in ancient times, when an exploding star was observed, people often thought a new star was being born....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Author 's Presence A Pool Of Readings Sixth Edition

- “What Meets the Eye”, this topic absolutely caught my full attention in personalized reading list for "Psychology and Human Behavior" members. It was by Daniel Akst and it can be found in our textbook “The Writer’s Presence A Pool of Readings Eighth Edition” page three hundred twenty nine. Its topic has completely reflecting the main idea of this expository writing, my interpretation of it is what caught your attention. We are humans and we are much on the visualization basis. Almost everyone, we have to admit that we judge people at the first sight....   [tags: Human physical appearance, Physical attractiveness]

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The Learning Needs Of A Sixth Grade Integrated Classroom

- Shanalee Edwards Educ: 573 Prof. Cato This unit is designed to suit the learning needs of a fifth-grade integrated classroom. The theme I chose for this unit is "Volcano" and I chose this theme because, in science, the students are currently studying natural disasters with a focus on volcanoes. In English Language Arts, the students are currently working on comparing and contrasting, and as a result, this theme was designed to provide opportunities for students to build on that skill. The theme allows for students to use a plethora of English Language Art skills such as reading, writing, speaking, listening and researching online informational text surrounding the topic....   [tags: Critical thinking, Learning, Technology, Volcano]

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The 11th Hours Documentary

- The 11th Hour is a 2007 documentary film, created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, on the state of the natural environment. It was directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and financed by Adam Lewis and Pierre André Senizergues, and distributed by Warner Independent Pictures. Its world premiere was at the 2007 60th Annual Cannes Film Festival (May 16–27, 2007) and it was released on August 17, 2007, in the year in which the Fourth Assessment Report of the United Nations global warming panel IPCC was published and about a year after Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, another film documentary about global warming....   [tags: extinction, global warming, film, environment]

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Should Space Be Colonized?

- ... If everyone lived similar to this, we wouldn’t have the problem of living space. How is Earth rightfully ours. It isn’t. It belongs to all living creatures on this planet, yet we have the mind to abuse animals and use them for testing of cleaning products. Is this what we – what you want to happen to a possible space colonization. One of the many reasons why humans want to colonize space is because of extinction. Yet, the cause of humans going extinct of humans ourselves, not Earth itself. Greenhouse gasses pollute the planet, global warming is rising the temperatures, resources are wasted and blameless beings die because of our cruel nature....   [tags: earth´s population, resources, extinction]

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Juxtaposing Viewpoints on Genetic Species Revival

- Though it may seem that the issue of species revival through a means of genetic science is a modern idea, similar arguments throughout the past also hold relevance to the modern issue of genetic species revival. To better understand the issue as it becomes more prevalent, it is important to examen different perspectives that span many centuries time, generating new insight on the issue. Examining different perspectives on the perceived human influences on species extinction vs. natural law and lack of adaptability, and give a determination on the ethical implications to society and ecology from the above arguments and philosophies from each viewpoint....   [tags: genetic engineering]

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A Mammoth Dilemma

- The Pleistocene epoch spanned from 1.8 million years ago to 10,000 years ago [1]. Many genera and even species such as conifers, mosses, flowering plants, insects, mollusks, birds, and mammals from that era still survive today [1]. Others, such as the long-horned bison, saber-toothed cats, giant ground sloths, and the mammoth did not survive [1]. The woolly mammoth was a commonly found mammal during the last ice age [2]. These animals were similar in size to elephants but were adapted for living in the extremely cold conditions typical of an ice age [2]....   [tags: mammal, cloning, genome, technology, extinction]

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Animal Testing and Hunting: Stopping the Slaughter

- We, as humans, mistreat the animal population. On a smaller scale, the human population wastes domestic and wild, animals for medical testing, for their fur, and for entertainment such as dog fighting. These things may not seem to be globally threatening, yet the constant waste of certain species of animals and the destruction of an animal's natural habitat will lead to the endangerment and eventually the extinction of the species. Furthermore, many people are unaware that the world is currently in the midst of the largest mass extinction in history....   [tags: Animal Testing]

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Shark Population Decline

- Every Jaws fan knows the shark gets it in the end. What they do not know is that too many sharks have gotten it; and that has caused a rapid decline in the shark population over the past thirty years. Since the 1970's, sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shores have declined eighty-five percent. Sharks are vital animal to our world's ecosystem, and if the decline is not controlled; we could be facing devastating problems in years to come. Information has been obtained from two books: The Shark Almanac by Thomas B....   [tags: Sharks Extinction Population Endangered Species]

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Are Zoos And Humane Treatment Of Animals?

- Institutions Misinterpreted According to the iucn organization, currently, there are 41,415 species that are categorized as endangered. With these overwhelming numbers of endangered species, there has to be a way to safeguard their threatened existence. The many causes of this tragedy are widely debated, but the one proven solution is clear. The easiest and most logical solution to this problem are zoos. There are over 10,000 zoos in the United States, and many more throughout the world. Most of these zoos are WAZA accredited, meaning, they have been awarded a seal of certification that credits the recipient for their ethical and humane treatment of animals....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, IUCN Red List]

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Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution

- CJL 4064 Amendment Project As requested by the committee chair, I have examined the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments of our Constitution. It is imperative for the participants of the Constitutional Convention to update, and furthermore, enhance the Bill of Rights. The amendments were created with a valuable perspective on individual rights in the 1700's. Today, in 2010, our country has developed in the use of language, our principles, and our overall society. After close examination of the amendments, it has come to my attention that they no longer read to today's society....   [tags: Law]

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The Causes for Animal Disappearences

- From 1970 to 2006, about one-third of the vertebrae species of animals have been considered to be endangered of extinction (Generation Extinction). Nearly fifty percent of primates and thirty percent of amphibian species are already extinct or are endangered of becoming extinct. The Greater and Lesser Scaup duck species of ducks, from Canada, have plummeted from right around 6 million to about three and half million (Martin). There are many reasons why are disappearing in the rate that they are but, habitat destruction, using unethical methods of hunting, and diseases from starvation and dehydration the majors....   [tags: animal extinction, white rhino, zebra mussels]

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Instrumental Conditioning

- Instrumental conditioning provides positive and negative reinforcement to obtain desired behaviors. This paper discusses learning strategies like punishment, extinction, escape and avoidance, stimulus generalization and discrimination techniques. It also look at implications like once the stimulus is master, then the reinforcement is no longer needed. The benefits and drawbacks are also discussed. Rewards being a major benefit for progress. Drawbacks happen when the child losses the motivation and start to misbehave again....   [tags: discrimination, drawbacks,extinction]

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The Northern Spotted Owl Research

- I have chosen to do research on the Northern Spotted Owl for my keystone lab. Many factors can influence the life of this species. The Northern Spotted Owl is said to be located in the Old Growth Forests of Northern California, Oregon, Washington and some small areas in British Columbia, and Canada. The northern spotted owl has inhabited these areas for hundreds of years, yet was only found as a species in the early 1900’s. We are all aware the Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) is a keystone species, but it is also known as an indicator species of Old Growth Forests....   [tags: hypogenous fungi,FWS,extinction,keystone species]

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Endangered/Extinct Species

- Ecology is the study of relationships among organisms and the environment within an ecosystem. (Hoefnagles, 2012) In other words, ecology is all living things together in a specific environment, such as the plants and animals of the rainforest, and how they interact. Mankind has had many impacts on the ecosystem – rapid development, depleting natural resources, overhunting, and pollution of various kinds- all of which have resulted badly for other species within our world. There are also natural occurrences which can affect species – acid rain, natural selection, predators, disease, and asteroid/cosmic radiation....   [tags: ecology, ecosystem, environment, extinction]

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Supporting Academic Improvements Among Sixth Grade Students At Risk For Retention

- In the article Supporting Academic Improvements among eighth-grade students at-risk for retention: an action research, Mason and McMahon (2009) suggest nearly 64% of participants showed academic improvement in such program. Because middle school students are especially susceptible to negative effects of changes, high school transition programs are beginning to be explored. Although there is not a lot of research exploration or results known about these types of programs they are definitely something worth being examined....   [tags: High school, Education, College]

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War is Hell, War is Peace - War is Necessary

- War is controversial, unfortunate, and certainly misunderstood; it is a transforming agent, a catalyst for change. Nonetheless, many people focus on war's negative consequences, while positive effects are downplayed. War is a necessary evil in the sense that it stabilizes population, encourages technological advances, and has a very high economic value. Without war, the overpopulation of the human race is inevitable. It is this reason that war is a useful tool by not only Mother Nature, but also humans themselves to institute population control....   [tags: War]

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Dialect Preserving

- Dialect is a specific form of a language that has great significance to a nationality [1]. According to the United Nations, there are 56 nationalities in China and more than 100 of the dialect languages are in danger of extinction [2]. This striking statistic illustrates the importance of Chinese dialect preserving. This essay will describe the problems regard to disappearance of the dialect, and outline the solutions that make the efforts to preserve the dialects, with accurate evaluation. Dialects are one of special culture with many characteristics in China....   [tags: nationality, extinction, culture, China, language]

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Fifty-Nine Days: Our Warning for Species Being Hunted to Extinction

- The Queensland government recently announced a relaxation in restrictions for poison baiting to allow farmers to “tackle the problem” of dingoes. In Victoria, similar measures have already been taken. Will protection of the dingo come too late. Fifty-nine days after legislation protecting the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, was passed - the species went extinct. The 1936 story of the thylacine may be repeating that history today for the many species that we find inconvenient. The dingo, sharks, wolves, to give examples....   [tags: Queensland poisoned bait policies]

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An Appeal For Save Life On Earth

- In The Creation: An Appeal to save life on earth, E.O. Wilson claims that the sixth mass extinction for humanity has started to take progress and will be as devastating like the last years of the Eremozoic Era, and that humanity must take a stand to either evolve with the changing environment or change the whole environment around us by integrating genetic engineering (91). In the 21st century, products that were grown in a test tube are inevitable in our life. Genetic engineering has become more advance over the last decade, and it is making our lives easier and more dependent on it....   [tags: Cloning, DNA, Organism, Gene]

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Critically Endangered Species: Amur Leopard

- ... What can we do to stop this. How can we save the very animals we have endangered and threatened. The Species Survival Plan: The AZA, Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, have set up a worldwide system to attempt to save these very threatened animals. The program is called the Species Survival Plan. As part of the species survival plan, zoos and aquariums in conjunction with AZA follow a system of rules and plans to help promote the care of these endangered animals in facilities. Each animal, out of the over 500 species AZA protects, has their own management system as set up by the various ....   [tags: deforestation, ozone depletion]

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The Half Earth Pl A Review Of The Effectiveness, Costs And Alternative Approaches Of Habitat Corridors For

- The Half Earth Plan: A review of the effectiveness, costs and alternative approaches of habitat corridors for biodiversity conservation Anna R. Elliott1 ABSTRACT CONTENTS Key words: habitat corridors, biodiversity conservation, corridor ecology, habitat fragmentation, landscape connectivity. I. INTRODUCTION a. The Half Earth Plan The Half Earth Plan is a term coined recently by renowned biologist E.O. Wilson (Hiss, 2014). It describes the ambitious ideal of reserving half of the earth for biodiversity conservation by creating ecological corridors to connect habitats rich in biodiversity....   [tags: Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Ecology]

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Failure of Environmental Conferences in Addressing the Issue of Environmental Decline

- ... The final conclusion negotiated “The Future We Want”, comprised of paragraphs of declarations and affirmations, was in fact just a plea for a better environment. Kumi Naidu, the executive director of Greenpeace International, stated that the conference was “A failure of epic proportions” and further added that the statement itself was “the longest suicide notes in history. The world is not any better than what it was a few centuries ago. The list of endangered species is ever growing and major environmental issues like global warming are melting off the ice caps, due to which in a few years, all low lying coastal cities will get submerged....   [tags: government, funding, money, climates]

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An Analysis Of Elizabeth Kolbert 's ' Spoiled Rotten '

- Staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999, Elizabeth Kolbert, in her essay, “Spoiled Rotten”, distinguishes the differences between child behaviors of children of other cultures to children of America’s culture. She establishes a forthright tone in an attempt to educate and instruct the readers about how American children are more spoiled than those of other countries. Kolbert’s purpose is to further develop her idea, by using ethos, pathos, and logos, that modern and societal children have become spoiled through their adopted habits such as when their parents: raise them to be dependent rather than independent, strain from using restrictions, and worry more about their child having a strong...   [tags: Childhood, Developmental psychology, Rhetoric]

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How Well Informed Are You About Global Warming

- How well informed are you about global warming. Do you know that by 2030, at least 18% of the world’s coral reefs will be gone. Do you know that by 2050, up to 400 species of bird will be endangered or extinct. Do you know that by 2080, New York City will be under 3 feet of water due to rising sea levels. Most of these facts are not well known and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks to change this. The WWF’s “mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth” and this mission statement is displayed effectively through their advertisements- specifically their homeless animal campaign....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Black Fish '

- A movie that I recently took the time to watch called “Black Fish” was a huge example of operant conditioning. This is a documentary of the killer whales at the different SeaWorld 's around America. There has been a lot of talk recently about these whales and I wanted to know more about it. Upon watching this film, I discovered how the psychological process of a whale feeds into the talk of the nation about them. The actions of the whales is what everyone seems to be talking about, coincidently they seem to miss the fact that the whales may be carrying out these actions as a result of how they were conditioned by the trainers at the Seaworld parks....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning, Extinction]

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Benefits Of Wildlife Conservation For Endangered Species

- Benefits of Wildlife Sactuaries Educating oneself about wildlife can be done without even leaving the living room and is as easy to access with the resources we use for entertainment and politics. Even though a great deal of knowledge may be acquired by the astonishing information, and captivating images, wildlife succeeds in inspiring and wooing its viewers, however the lack of physical contact will always be subtracted from the experience. Zoos and aquariums offer fun, physical, educational, and personal exploration that only these facilities can offer....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity, Endangered species]

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Zoos Are Not Internment Camp For Animals

- Midterm Essay on Zoos Zoos are not an internment camp for animals. They do not hold captive animals and revolve around simple entertainment for the public. Zoos actually want to save the lives of many animals, especially those who are endangered. Any zoo that is in good condition will provide an enriched habitat in which the animals are well cared for, have plenty of space, and are never bored. Zoos have a mission to help rehabilitate, breed, and take in animals that are no longer able to survive on their own....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Animal]

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Benefits Of Zoos And Animal Sanctuaries

- The Benefits of Zoos and Animal Sanctuaries Zoos in the 21st century are beneficial in so many ways. Not only do they provide a safe habitat for mainly rescued animals, but they breed endangered animals for release into the wild. Some species are having much difficulty breeding because their lack of suitable habitats from the destruction of mankind. Every year, numerous animals go extinct. If we had these species in a breeding program in a zoo or sanctuary, we may not have lost them forever. The histories of zoos have not always been the best....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Species]

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The Dangers Of Global Warming

- Diesel, the Italian clothing company known for selling high-priced clothing targeting the young adult market, released a provocative international advertising campaign called “Global Warming Ready” aimed at provoking debate while raising awareness about climate change related issues. The image attached is one of the few ads released that ironically presents a serious global issue in a lighthearted manner. Evidenced by the advertisement is a devastated New York City, completely submerged in water by what can be assumed to be a potential side effect of global warming....   [tags: Earth, Global warming, Human, Climate change]

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How Did Species Become Extinct?

- Once upon a time, Mammoths, Saber tooth tigers, and other extraordinary animals roamed the earth. Before man, there were other species that ruled this blue planet. However, evidence shows that the species that lived here many years ago have cease to exist today. The ideas of evolution and destruction still leave us asking questions about events that have affected our planet. Throughout the history of our world we can see the evidence of past ice ages that have allowed us to look deep into our history, not just as a human race, but also as life in general....   [tags: extinction, evolution, science,]

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Humans' Impact on Grizzly Bears

- Nature, it is everywhere, everyone uses it. Quite often, however, people abuse it, such as with humans’ impact on grizzly bears. Grizzly bears are important to the environment because they have many useful purposes for the environment: “they provide an “umbrella” for the environment because they require such large home ranges.” (savethegreatbear.org/CAD/Grizzly.htm) The Grizzly Bear is extremely vulnerable to changes in its habitat and food cycle. This allows humans to detect small changes in the environment, just by watching this amazing species....   [tags: environmentalism, endangered species, extinction, ]

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