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  • Species At An International Level
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    CITES CITES is the singles most important treaty protecting species at an international level. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. It was established in 1973 in association with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). Currently, the treaty has been ratified by more than 120 countries. CITES is headquartered in Switzerland. It establishes lists (known as Appendices) of species for which the international trade has to be regulated and monitored. Those...
  • Animals Available In Zoos
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    The Zoo and Its Benefits Zoos bring human kind closer to wild life. Though, sometimes that means taking the animal out of its natural habitat. Some animals have lost most of their habitat and are on the verge of extinction. In this way, the zoo helps the animals rather than using them as a form of human entertainment. Zoos also allow humans to study different kinds of animals more closely. Some zoos on the other hand manipulate the animals to acquire as much revenue as possible rather than being...
  • New Species Introduction
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    The Effects of Foreign Species Introduction On An Ecosystem The effects of foreign species introduction into an ecosystem are very profound. From small microorganisms to species of large mammals, many foreign species introduction's occur every day. New implications of their introduction are found just as often. When a foreign species is introduced into an ecosystem, often the ecosystem contains no natural predators for the new species. This lack of predators sometimes leads to; in conjunction wi...
  • Causes Of Endangered Species
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    CAUSES OF ENDANGERED SPECIES The term endangered is used by international and national organizations to define plants and animals currently in danger of becoming extinct. Although the term endangered is universally used, the definition of an endangered species is greatly varied. In most cases, the factors causing an organism to become endangered are human- related. When discussing the causes of endangered species, it is important to understand that individual species are not the only factors inv...
  • Number Of Zoo Scientists
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    America's Zoos: Entertainment to Conservation The children run ahead, squealing with delight. Their parents lag behind holding the children's brightly colored balloons and carrying the remnants of the half-eaten cotton candy. The family stops to let the children ride the mini train and take pictures together under the tree. They walk hand-in-hand toward the exit, stopping first at the gift shop where they each splurge on a treat to remind them of the day's adventure. Although this may sound like...
  • Extinct Disappearance Of Species
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    GEOGRAPHY NOTES. Since European settlement between 78 & 100 plant species have become are extinct. 150-200 under threat... GENETIC DIVERSITY - safeguard species diversity. Large range of genetic forms within each species. Genetic variations... Extinct- disappearance of species after thorough searching (some extinction is natural). At risk- in danger of becoming extinct. Endangered- close to extinction in the wild unless something is done the species could disappear altogether. Vulnerable- The st...
  • Example Of A Keystone Species
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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 ...
  • Characteristic Of The Primate Order
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    WHAT MAKES ALL PRIMATES THE SAME What makes all primates the same The primate order consists of a fairly vast number of species some of which I was able to see up close and personal at this classes recent field trip to the San Diego zoo. Indeed the species belonging to this mammalian order can exhibit almost shocking differences from one species to the next. So in an order of animals that contains differences that can be so vast what ties them all together. What exactly is it that makes a primat...
  • Darwin's Theory
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    Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was a British scientist who laid the foundation of modern evolutionary theory with his views on life development through natural selection. He was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, on February 12, 1809. After graduating from the elite school at Shrewsbury in 1825, Darwin attended the University of Edinburgh where he studied medicine. In 1827 he dropped out and entered the University of Cambridge in preparation for becoming a clergyman of the Church of ...
  • Kind Of Animal
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    OF LIFE.? Many people ask themselves this question. And most of the time they get an answer based on a religion. Because this is the only explanation that people seem to find. If they don't have an answer to the question then it must be God. With God you can explain everything. Why am I poor and lazy, because of God. Why does my wife cheat on me, because of God. Why am I ugly, It must be God. OK I kind of agree with this last one. No I am just joking. But actually the answer is very simple and i...
  • Species Of Animal
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    Problems There are millions of different kinds of animals and plants that share our planet. Each species is special and unique, and sadly some of these species are in danger of disappearing forever, just as the passenger pigeon did. It is when the last member of a species disappears, that species becomes extinct. The specie will never again walk, swim, fly on the planet again. Canada was once filled with wildlife. Due to the fact that in the past, people hunted without worrying about the future ...
  • Endangered Specie Including The Jaguar
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    Endangered Species Study: Jaguars. The jaguars of Central and South America have been being killed for game and protection. This cat used to have homes around the United States to Uruguay, but ever since the fears of extinction the jaguars have moved to the undeveloped rain forests in Latin America. Jaguars are being killed due to many people fearing for their own lives and many are also being killed to protect cattle. Jaguars do stalk and ambush their prey, however, they rarely ever attack man....
  • Various Plant And Animal Species
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    Endangerment is a broad issue, one that involves the animals as well as the environments where they live and interact with one another. In order to solve or even slightly elevate this problem, every aspect must be studied. So exactly what could cause the endangerment of animals? There are several factors of which only a few will be discussed. One of the main aspects is that of habitat destruction. Of course our planet is continually changing, causing habitats to be altered and modified, but thes...
  • Super Animals Inside A Single Species
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    Like the biblical hero Adam, a single cell let part of it's body become another being, now one of a pair. Like the heroin Eve this duplicate created more of it's species. These multiplying cells joined together into a legacy long in running. The history of our evolution is dark, we fumble for answers yet still need more light to unlock the mysteries beneath. One must remember that when speaking of the theory of evolution one is not only referring to humans but to other species of the kingdom Ani...
  • Diverse Animal Species
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    Living creatures on Earth need three basic things in order to survive: the ability to eat, breath, and reproduce. All animals are able to do so. Animals are divided into species, among these species are: Mammals, Reptiles, Arthropods, and Aves. Mammals, also known as Mammalia, come from Latin meaning mamma breast. They are called this due to the fact that Mammals are the only animals which have mammary glands, which enable them to nourish their young solely on milk secreted from these glands. Ma...
  • Endangered Species Of Plant
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    Abstract: For Endangered Species I am doing my project on endangered species. In the world there are a lot of endangered species for example: birds, insects, tigers, whales and many more. I have learned many things from this project on how the animals get endangered and ways how to help these animals. I learned that we should recycle because the more trees that we cut down the more homes for animals we demolish. We should all stop hunting animals for pleasure and just watch them have fun for ple...
  • Vanishing Of Many Species Of Animals
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    Endangered animals refers to wild animals which are under threat of extinction or which have become extinct. Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs became extinct, sixty-five million years later, the lives of many animals are still under threat. Endangered species are victims of human activities, these activities includes destruction of natural habitats, pollution produced by factories and over exploitation as well as overpopulation. The American Indians, who settled north America 30,000 yea...
  • White Australian Attitudes To The Environment
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    This assessment requires a critical evaluation and a constructed argument of a selected topic. The topic that has been appointed for evaluation is as follows. "Are the attitudes of non-Aboriginal Australians" to and uses of both fauna and introduced species characterised by continuity, or change over time". To assist the evaluation of this assertion, the term continuity should be defined. The Macquarie Concise Dictionary defines continuity as, "The state or quality of being continuous (D elbridg...
  • Sale Of Wild Animals As Pets
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    Women's pursuit of fashion has brought death and suffering to hundreds of millions of wild animals, and has put many species on the danger list. Throughout Europe and America, in any large city you would probably buy a fur coat made from ocelot, jaguar, or leap ord - that as, if you had the money. It might cost you several thousand pounds. It is hard to say how many deaths had been caused in making it. For every coat of ocelot fur, at least thirty animals may have lost their lives - fourteen ski...
  • Species Extinction
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    Of all the species that have lived on the Earth since life first appeared here three billion years ago, only about one in a thousand are still living today. All the others have became extinct usually within ten million years after they first appeared. This in turn has contributed greatly to the current level of biodiversity on the planet. Extinction is the loss of populations of interbreeding organisms. It can be caused by habitat destruction, predation and the inability to adapt to changing env...

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