Endangered Species

Medicine and Endangered Primates Problem

Research question: How are non-human primates endangered because of biomedical research? Why is this still necessary, even in the world of modern medicine? Introduction There are millions of animals that are living on this earth. Many of them are captured or bred in laboratories. In these laboratories, they are experimented on for a wide variety of medical testing. Some of the testing that takes place in the laboratories are: This research paper and project is an in-depth look at non-huma…


Mexico as a Country With a Large Diversity of Endangered Species

Mexico is one of only 17 countries which is considered mega-diverse but what does this mean its land surface represents 10% of the Earth\'s total and it houses 10% of the world\'s biodiversity here we can find more than 200,000 species of 2500 of them legally protected. Despite this fact some are still in threat of extinction which we share in this new animal wised video plus a lot just under two million individuals of this species remain although the population is greater than that …


The Detrimental Effects of Deicing Roads on the Frog Population

Every year certain parts of the world get the wonderful experience of snow. While snow is beautiful, it can be dangerous especially on the roads. In order to keep the roads safe, we use brine and salt to melt the ice and snow off of the road. However, this comes with some side effects, one of which is the “masculising” of frogs. Masculising is the sex reversal of female frogs to male frogs during the early stages of development and can be detrimental to certain frog populations that…


Impact of Climate Change On Mammals

In the February 2017 edition of Scientific American, an article entitled "Climate ChangeHas Already Harmed Almost Half of All Mammals” was penned by Scott Waldman. Thefollowing pages will attempt to summarize, critique the strengths and weaknesses, and discusshow the evidence presented in the article further the pursuit of scientific knowledge. It will alsopresent an overall view of whether the article provides a scientific viewpoint or is detracted by aconveyance of personal opinion…


Territories of Florida with Endangered Species

The ecosystem services are the processes that the environment produces resources benefit the humans from the ecosystem that the combination of an area’s abiotic factors such as air, water, soil, rocks, temperature and biotic factors which are everything living (ESE,2000). For instance, these services can get it directly such as food, clothing, house, and medicine that is obtained directly from the biodiversity within an ecosystem or can get it indirectly such as methods execute by healthy…


Endangered Species in the Ocean

Throughout history, the oceans have been one of man's treasured resources. The ocean has provided many a community to sustain itself, even in times of harsh climates and environments. There has never been a more urgent time for businesses and fishing nations to commit to the sustainability of fish. For centuries, humans have believed that the ocean would provide an unlimited amount of fish for us. We have never thought of a time that the ocean would run out of fish but we are getting danger…


Endangered Species in The Arctic Region

The Arctic, or also known as The Arctic Region or Circle, is an area located in the northern hemisphere, or North Pole, of planet Earth. It is composed of the Arctic Ocean and different countries including Canada, USA, Russia, Greenland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland. This region is characterized by its cold weather, as well as, its glaciers, icebergs and the sea ice that surround it. In the same way, the expanse landscapes make up the habitats of many animals inside the diverse marine a…


Endangered Species of Primates

The evolutionary history of primates can be traced back 65million years. One of the oldest known primate-like mammal species, Plesiadapis, is small terrestrial mammals (Primatomorpha), which adapted to living in the trees of tropical forests . Primates are divided into two distinct suborders. The first suborder is called Prosimii (lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers) and the second is Anthropoidea (monkeys, apes, and humans). These primates can be found throughout Africa, Madagascar, India, and South…


Hoddle's Use of Exotic Species to Control Invasive Exotic Species

Hoddle advocates for the use of powerful technology to control invasive feral cats using biological control, entails the use of selected organisms high in the food chain to prey on feral cats, thereby reducing the prevalence of such cats in Oahu. He notes that the approach is environmentally friendly as it reduces the use of pesticides to spray the feral cats and subsequent pollution of the environment, an approach that would pose a threat to other non-target organisms …


Endangered Species: Manatee or Sea Cows

The manatee, also known as sea cows, is a large marine mammal that is a threatened species. The manatee has three different species including, The West Indian manatee, The Amazonian manatee, and The African manatee. A manatee can get up to 1,000 pounds and can live to be 60 years old or more. (savethemanatees.org) The manatee, which is its common name, is also referred to as Trichechus by scientists. Manatees within the United States are concentrated around Florida in the winter and in summer, …


Endangered Species: Hazard of Zoos

Zoos have always been a place of tourism where the public can go learn more about wildlife. According to Randall L. Eaton, President of the Orca Society at the University of Washington, zoos are a place of recreation that strives to protect wildlife to the best of its abilities. However, they have been under speculation on whether they’re a haven for animals or a danger to them, therefore creating a debate on whether they should promote zoos to protect endangered species. The Association …


Endangered Species: The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is scientifically known as Campephilus Principalis (its Spanish name is Carpintero Real). This spectacular bird is one of the most endangered species in genus Campephilus. It is classified as definitely, or probably extinct. The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker has continued to receive reports of sightings and research on their existence. It is the largest woodpecker to ever inhabit the United States, and one of the largest in the world. The species became extinct because of …


Endangered Species in Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran desert tortoise is a magnificent species. They can live up to a hundred years in the wild and survive the harsh environment of the Sonoran Desert; their unique adaptations allow them a great significance in this world and show them as a true sign of adaptation in the wild. The Sonoran desert tortoise also known as the gopherus Meraki fee, is an herbivore and a land-dwelling reptile. The tortoise is cold-blooded,ectothermic reptile and therefore cannot regulate its body temperature; …


Philosophy of Faking Nature

Philosopher Robert Elliot introduces his theory of natural value exploring the ethics of restoration in the environment. Restoration thesis is a full recreation of something equal to objects of value. ‘’Faking Nature’’ offers Elliot’s rejections to this thesis. For that reason, he sums up the advantages and disadvantages of restoration and how humans impact curves the world. He states that no technology or engineering can redo nature’s creation. Elliot states…


The Endangered Species Act: Protection and Help

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) establishes a framework for preserving protected plants, animals, and the habitats in which they are found. The United States is the primary policy department for ESA’s operation. Sea and Habitat Safety (FWS) and the United States; Regional Body for Fishing and Coastal Biodiversity (NOAA). The FWS operates a worldwide registry of threatened species. Federal authorities, in accordance with the USA, are authorized by law. Plant and Wildlife Service and/or NO…


Marine Otters: Endangered Species

How would you feel if our species, humans, were endangered? It would be an adjustment and there would be chaos. Imagine, if you were considered to be close to extinction, nothing would be the same and your life would be different. That is what the Sea Otter has to go through. To be considered an endangered species, these are some of the criteria that professionals look for: Has a large percentage of the species' vital habitat been degraded or destroyed? Has the species been  by commerc…


Salmon fish farming in BC: Threat to Wild Salmon

  Introduction Salmon farms are located in many parts of Canada including British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Canada is the fourth largest producer of farmed salmon in the world. British Columbia salmon production is 60% of total Canadian production. This aquaculture Practice comes with its own benefits for the economy and its drawbacks. There are many concerns expressed about the danger these fish farms are imposing on t…


Endangered Species

These animals were actually once thought to be extinct, but for the last thirty years, they have been coming back. There are nearly 300 Black-Footed Ferrets in North America, and they are one of the most endangered species there. Their main habitat is grasslands in the Northern Great Plains. They are the only ferret native to North America. Galapagos Penguins This is the only penguin species north of the equator and in the Galapagos. There…