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    The effect of forest fragmentation is a growing concern among ecologists and forestry managers. Habitat fragmentation is often defined as a process during which “a large expanse of habitat is transformed into a number of smaller patches of smaller total area, isolated from each other by a matrix of habitats unlike the original” (Wilcove et al., 1986). The exact definition of fragmentation differs among studies and commentators, but such features as size of biggest fragment, total amount of perimeter

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    Habitat fragmentation has a negative impact on conservation efforts. Habitat fragmentation splits up a population of species of animals with certain barriers such as a roadway or chopping down a forest for new development. When considering conservation, habitat fragmentation makes it anything but an ideal situation due to splitting up the population and always dealing with the unknown of how the species will thrive. Immediate consequences of this process include habitat loss, the formation of remnant

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    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

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    The Houston Toad

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    overall”(Price Asher).The Houston toad population has massively decreased over the decades and there may be a negative impact if it goes extinct. Many factors have endangered the Houston toad and while there are many ways to save it, restoring their habitat is the most effective. First and foremost, the Houston toad, or Anaxyrus houstonensis, is an endangered species and it has some important features. To start with, it is a nocturnal organism spending its daytime in burrows and feeding primarily on

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    Animals

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    scope of agriculture” (Hogan 1). We have caused this destruction by overfishing/hunting, destroying habitats, increasing global warming with fossil fuels and pollution, and a general disregard for the rest of the life on Earth (Coyne 1). For many years it was thought that humans had hunted the Wooly Mammoth to extinction. It has been found that “the wooly mammoth went extinct primarily because of habitat loss due to changes in temperature, while human hunting acted as the final straw” (“Climate Change

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    and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Another topic being discussed is the many different types of rainforest species and their uniqueness from the rest of the world. First, I will discuss the many species of rare and exotic animals, Native to the Rainforest. Tropical Rainforests

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    gp-lcc

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    consideration. • Six habitat types were identified as potential priorities within the GP-LCC area (short and mixed-grass prairies, playa wetlands, riparian streams, prairie rivers, cross timbers, and savanna, scrublands’ and sand dune [are these not three themselves?]). Among the six habitat types identified as potential priorities within the GP-LCC, five had priority habitats and related species discussed; however, Cross Timbers does not have any discussion regarding habitat or relates species.

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    The Marbled Murrelet

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    The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a marine bird located on the Northeast coast of the United States and British Columbia. It is listed under the following scientific classification: Kingdom—Animalia, Phylum—Chordata, Class—Aves, Order—Charadriiformes, Family—Alcidae, Genus—Brachyramphus, Species—B.marmoratus, Genus size—B, or very small genus (IUCNREDLIST.ORG). The Marbled Murrelet’s nesting habits are unusual compared to other species in the same family who generally nest on rocky

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    Panther Conservation

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    Prior to conservation efforts, the Florida panther has suffered several population losses due to inbreeding, habitat loss, and vehicular collisions with only an estimated 30 surviving individuals in the 1970s (Maehr 1992). The number one threat to the Florida panther is habitat loss and habitat fragmentation due to urban development in Southern FL within the hardwood hammocks and wetland habitats in which they live in. Most of the current panther population is located within public lands such as the

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    our neighbourhoods their home. The Fraser Valley, “one of the most important and complex ecosystems in the country” (Thom, p. 171), has been dramatically altered to make a more convenient landscape for housing and farming. In this process, critical habitat has been destroyed and many species that were once abundant have disappeared from our area (Cuthbert p. 24). Urbanization is ongoing and is thought to be the most significant threat to the incredible biodiversity found throughout British Columbia

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