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  • Large Areas Of Rain Forests
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    The Destruction of the Earth's Rain Forests "In the time you can read this sentence, eight acres of tropical rain forest will have been bulldozed and burned out of existence" (Bloyd 49). However, this destruction has been neglected and overlooked for years. Many people do not understand the long-term consequences of losing the earth's rain forests. The rain forests have provided people with many natural resources and medicines. The benefits that rain forests provide to people will be destroyed i...
  • Jaguars Prey On Animals
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    The jaguar's robust power has given it the reputation of being immense. In reality, jaguars are smaller than legend or looks would have people believe. Of the Family Panthera onc a and a relative to tigers, lions, and panthers, the Jaguar is 6 to 7 feet long (though the Jaguars from the Amazon region can be up 9 ft long and can weigh up to 300 lb. s), 18-30 inches of which are tail length. The male Jaguars can stand up to 30 in. tall at the shoulder and weigh from 120 to 250 lb. 's., while the f...
  • Sea Otter And The Kelp Forests
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    Predators and Ecosystem Management Natural Resources Management 01/29/97 Predators have an everlasting effect on different kinds of ecosystems. They influence there ecosystems by controlling the abundance of lower species certain habitats. In this article, "Predators and Ecosystem Management" by (James A. Estes). He explains results of case studies that indicate important ecological roles for predators in a huge coastal ecosystem. The main challenge in this article is to determine if there are r...
  • Rapid Deforestation Of Tropical Rain Forests
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    Two Causes of the Destruction of the Rain Forest The tropical rain forests of the world are being destroyed. If we don't restrain or take action towards the destruction, there is no telling what will happen to the world. Most scientists have predicted at that the rate we are going there will be no rain forests left by the year 2050. The two causes of the destruction of the rain forests are due to human impact. Deforestation and human exploitation of the rainforest are the two major things that d...
  • Diplerocarp Forests Of South East Asia
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    Deforestation The disappearance of trees, unquestioningly accepted as an indication of environmental degradation, evoked reactions ranging from disheartening feelings of powerlessness to various forms of cynicism (Kuch li, 1997 Page 8). Not only do forests support plants and animals; but they also have local and even global impact on ecosystem sustainability. It will be the object of this essay to analyze, based on a global scale, the patterns of deforestation. Also, a close examination will be ...
  • Prey Base Of The Jaguar
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    In appearance the Jaguar is often confused with the Leopard both cats, depending to a degree on sub-species have a similar brownish / yellow base fur colour which is distinctively marked with dark rosette markings. However, the jaguar can be distinguished by the presence of small dots or irregular shapes within the larger rosette markings, a more stocky and muscular body and a shorter tail. Melanistic or black jaguars (see below) are common in certain parts of its range and are often confusingly...
  • Major Cause Of Soil Erosion
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    Effects of Deforestation The subject of deforestation and the effects that it has on the environment have been heavily debated for a long time; particularly over the last few years. Governments and large lumber companies see large profits in the mass deforestation of forests and state that their actions are having few, if any, harmful effects on the environment. Most people disagree with this and think that the environmental effects are devastating and will become irreversibly disastrous in the ...
  • Multiple Use Management Of National Forests
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    Since World War 2, the Forest Service had gone through a major revolution that it included the need to be more efficient and cost-effective in production of timber as a crop from national forest lands. However, the increased effort of timber production clashed with environmental issues, the need for more recreation and wildlife viewing. In 1960, law with management of the national forests according to a philosophy of sustained yield and multiple use charged the Forest Service. This was the produ...
  • Grassy Open Areas To Dense Forest
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    Three management strategies that should be implemented for whitetail deer in northern Wisconsin include deer yards, forage areas, and hiding cover (Gullion 1984). The home range for whitetails is less than 1 mi 2 (2.49 km 2) if there is ample food. Food requirements of white-tailed deer in Wisconsin vary throughout the state. Deer within this management unit need a water source, grassy openings for grazing, and high nutritional foods for browsing. Whitetails need 10-12 lbs (4.5-5.4 kg) of food a...
  • Remnant Of An Old Logging Road
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    Clear-Cutting of Forests- In the past three decades humans has cleared over half the Earth's original forests. The only countries remaining that still have significant areas of original forests are Russia, Brazil, and Canada (Staff. 1997). Such devastation has occurred over these few years as a result of clear-cut logging being practiced all around the world. First, Loggers allow no time for re-forestation. In brief, trees are being cut down faster than they can be re-planted. Second, clear-cutt...
  • Rain Forests And The Species
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    Deforestation Every minute fifty acres of rain forest are destroyed and some twenty five species become extinct, many befor we are even able to study them. Rare plants and flowers that could provide possible cures for Cancer, Aids and other deadly diseases are lost forever. Thousands of animals and birds are being killed to make way for vast cattle ranches, buildings and supper highways that are destructive to the environment. Millions of acres of forest are being cut down with catastrophic resu...
  • Old Growth Forests
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    THE IMPORTANCE OF OLD GROWTH STANDS: SECHELT TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction What is old growth Logging of the Ancient Forest The ecosystem and wildlife Other possibilities Conclusion Bibliography THE IMPORTANCE OF OLD GROWTH STANDS: SECHELT There are a great variety of old growth stan ds, one such stand is the Sechelt forest. Like many other forests it is in danger of being logged. There are however things being done to protect the ancient forest. Old growth is hard to define, as there is no set...
  • Tropical Forests
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    DEFORESTATION Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests and woodlands. The population requires food production; deforestation occurs as the forests are converted for agricultural uses. Deforestation has resulted in the reduction of indigenous forests to four-fifths of their pre-agricultural area. Indigenous forests now cover 21% of the earth's land surface. In the last three decades one fifth of all tropical forests were lost. Currently at the rate in which deforestation is occurring...
  • Trees In The Forest
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    As I walked through the orange gates at the McDonald Research Forest, I didn't really know what to expect. It actually turned out to be a unique and interesting experience. Since I haven't put much thought into forestry and the different types that exist, this field trip definitely broadened my horizons. Most of the forest types I visited were among the five that were to be managed in the new forestry plan. By managing these forests, it is said that Oregonians will see social, economical and env...

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