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    Habitat Destruction

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    Habitat Destruction Overview In this new age of technology and advances in every possible field of study, many people forget about the environment. Some will just throw their trash all over the place with no concern for the possible consequences. Of course, there are many consequences, but only one comes to my mind. That is the demolition of species’ homes or habitat destruction. Habitat destruction or habitat loss is the altering or elimination of the conditions that plants and animals need to

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    Habitat Destruction and Biodiversity Loss

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    population does not consider is that construction destroys natural habitat, or “the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows” (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary). While humans may think nothing of this habitat destruction, it is actually the number one cause of extinction worldwide (Dudley 17) and influences many other species, including humans, that are not endangered or threatened. Habitat loss causes loss of biodiversity, which adversely affects the health

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    We Must Put an End to Habitat Destruction

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    world, yet with industrialization we are pushing animals out of their natural habitat in order to make room for ours. In fact, 85% of endangered species are threatened because of our rapid expansion in many different areas around the world. Pollution, deforestation, overconsumption, urban development, tourism, and agriculture are just some of the examples from this issue. Many of the things that cause habitat destruction have to do with the methods our society uses for living. This is why not enough

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    Habitat Destruction and Extinction of Animals

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    our actions as human beings. This is happening each day within the world we live in, an immeasurable amount of animals are becoming extinct or endangered of becoming extinct because of the activities of civilization. Why should we care about habitat destruction and animal extinction? Thomas Jefferson once stated, “For if one link in nature’s chain might be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish by piecemeal” (“Problem”). Countless number species of animals hunt smaller

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    Biogenic Habitats

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    Human-induced alteration of biogenic habitats at the landscape scale is increasing, and directly influencing local diversity and system functioning (Vitousek et al. 1997, Duarte 2002, Lozte et al. 2006 and Airoldi & Beck 2007). Alteration of natural landscapes can result in loss of entire habitats or transition of more complex to less complex habitats, for example shellfish reefs or seagrass beds to mud flats (Short and Wyllie-Echeverria 1996, Hughes et al. 2002, Ruesink et al. 2005, Thrush et al

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    causes, but the four main perpetrators are habitat destruction and alteration, exotic or invasive species, overhunting and pollution. The gravest threat is the loss of physical habitat: The clearing or large-scale alteration of the land threatens species by removing food sources, nesting opportunities or refuges from predators. The next most pervasive issue, which frequently acts in conjunction with the first, is invasive species: Organisms new to a habitat adversely affect native organisms by preying

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    Wildlife Endangerment Due to Human Intervention in Nature "The driving force behind today’s alarming decline in species is the destruction, degradation and fragmentation of habitat due to our increasing human population and wasteful consumption of resources."1 Everyday wildlife is forced to seek refuge in very remote, small areas. As the human population increases, land that was once inhabited by wildlife is urbanized to suit human needs. In other words, the land available for wildlife to survive

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    is destroying the natural habitats that belong to the animals. In the excerpt “Reading the River” from the autobiographical book Life on Mississippi, Mark Twain describes how he loses the ability to perceive the transparent yet elegant beauty of the river after exploring the river and becoming a riverboat pilot. There are numerous serious challenges involved in protecting the environment, and most important are pesticides, animal hunting, and destruction of natural habitats. Pesticides can be useful

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    Conquering North Carolina's Endangered Aves

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    are endangered because of habitat destruction, hunting/poaching, lack of food, etc. Protecting and restoring the habitats, captive breeding, and laws and regulations made to protect the endangered species are ways to conquer Federal Endangerment (Raleigh). A habitat is the natural environment for an organism (Dictionary). Birds can live in many different habitats that range from suburban and urban environments to very specific environments (All). For the bird’s habitat to be successful it needs

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    are three main reasons for animals to disappear or to go extinct. The biggest reason is the black market and the trade of animals illegally. Another reason is the loss of habitat, and also poaching animals for prize, which are both caused by humans. The Black Market happens in most of Asia. Although poaching and loss of habitat happens all over the world, which the animals die in almost every circumstance. Most animals are kept in very poor conditions when they are transported. All the main reasons

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