Of Endangered Animals

Greenpeace History
Greenpeace History
Greenpeace History The year 1996 is a year of celebration for greenpeace. They are celebrating their 25th year anniversary. Everything startde in 1969; Members were part of the ‘’Don’t make a wave’’ committee in vancouver. This committee was founded by Jim Bohlen. He was a forty-three year old American and was a composite-materials researcher. Another founder of the committee was Irving Stowe; he was a Philadelphia lawyer. A jew who had joined the Quaker religion. Paul Cote, a canadian lawyer i
Bats
Bats
Bats Prepared By: C4 8th Grade 01-05-97 Contents 1. Title Page Page... 1 2. Contents Page... 2 3. Bat Facts Page... 3-4 4. Congress Ave. Bridge Page... 5-6 5. How To Get A Bat Out Of Your House Page... 6 6. About Bat Houses Page... 7 7. References Page... 8+ My report is on bats. I will start my story off by telling you some facts about bats. Bat Facts 1. Did you know that the worlds smallest mammal is a Bumblebee bat that lives in Thailand. It weighs less than a penny! 2. Vampire bats adopt orp
The Hippopotamus Endangered Species Report
The Hippopotamus Endangered Species Report
The Hippopotamus: Endangered Species Report Jason Wapiennik Mr. Trippeer, Biology January 6th, 1997 The ban on elephant ivory trading has slowed down the poaching of elephants, but now poachers are getting their ivory from another creature, the hippopotamus. For the poacher, the hippo is an easy target. They stay together for long hours in muddy water pools, as many as eighty-one can be found in a single square mile. This concentration is so big it's only second to that of the elephant. Poachers
Endangered Species Study Jaguars
Endangered Species Study Jaguars
Endangered Species Study: Jaguars I. 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 ma
Manatees
Manatees
Manatees Quietly, but swiftly, the plump, dark animal glided across the water while making sounds comparable to that of the squeaks and squeals of a whale (Florida Manatee 1). Some would say these aquatic mammals are the ugliest thing below the surface, others would say that these animals are beautiful and resemble portly mermaids, but no matter what anybody says about the manatees, they are unique creatures (Ray and Ciampi 315). They are mammals that are completely harmless, they feed mostly
Technological Development and the Third World
Technological Development and the Third World
Technological Development and the Third World TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE THIRD WORLD I wonder if people in Third World countries know that they are considered the Third World? Do they use that term in reference to themselves? Do they have any perception of the comparison, judgment and bias that goes into that statement? I'd like to think that they don't. In the film about the Ladack people that we watched in class, it was mentioned that they didn't have a word for poverty. No such word
The Influence of Green Groups on the Policy of the United States
The Influence of Green Groups on the Policy of the United States
The Influence of Green Groups on the Policy of the United States Abstract: This research examines the relationship between environmental groups and the policies of the United States. The United States political system has been historically anthropocen-tric, or human centered. Environmental groups have been attempting to change this to a biocentric or ecocentric viewpoint, which includes the rights of animals and the environment. These views are nature centered instead of human centered. This stu
The American Crocodile
The American Crocodile
The American Crocodile The American crocodile is a very unique animal. It is mostly found in many parts of the United States, but this species of crocodile lives in the Florida Everglades. The America crocodile's scientific name is a very complicated and confusing name. Its scientific name is Crocodylus acutus. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS The American crocodile is a large reptile with a long, cigar-shaped body, short legs, and a powerful tail and deadly jaws. Its heart has four chambers, preventin
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning Twenty years ago, scientists said that cloning was completely impossible. But now, the science of cloning has come to realization. Imagine meeting an exact replica of somebody. They look alike, think alike, and even have the same genetic makeup. No, this isn't an episode of Star Trek, this is reality. This is the new world of cloning, and thanks to a 7-month-old sheep named Dolly, a new science has been born. As with every new science, there are those who believe in it, and those who op
Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles
Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles
Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles Eagle is the common name for a number of diurnal birds of prey, some of which are the largest members of their family which also includes kites, hawks, buzzards, and certain vultures. The name eagle is somewhat loosely applied, as several of the groups are not particularly closely related to one another, and some birds called hawks are larger than some called eagles. The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) and the Golden Eagle (Aquila Chrysaetos) are two eagles t
THE PEREGRINE FALCON
THE PEREGRINE FALCON
THE PEREGRINE FALCON Speech topic: The Peregrine Falcon Specific purpose: to inform my audience about the size, appearance, range, hunting and eating habits, and other characteristics. INTRODUCTION ANECDOTE -- One afternoon an American pilot stationed in Germany was in a free dive with his jet, engines on but not propelling him downward faster than gravity would allow. He looked out to his side and saw a small bird in a dive nearby. He was surprised to see a bird this close to the plane, but no
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear or Tremarctos Ornatus is an end
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear or Tremarctos Ornatus is an end
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear, or Tremarctos Ornatus, is an endangered species. This rare bear can only be found in a few elusive spots in the world. Many endangered species all over the world don’t deserve the respect and care that they need. That is why many endangered species often become extinct or remain on the endangered species list for the remainder of their survival on Earth. Today, as more species become endangered, more people become involved in their care. Many things are b
Gloabl Warming
Gloabl Warming
Gloabl Warming Human kind has entered a brand new relationship with the earth. The constant and increasing pressures we are exerting threaten our planets ability to sustain life itself. Change-in the way we think , and in the way we live-is needed now. Global warming is the most urgent environmental problem the world will face in the next decade and the next century. Few, if any, trends are more important to our future than climate change caused by human activities. Scientist around the world ar
Seguin i
Seguin i
Seguin i Outline Thesis statement: An international biosafety protocol should be created to establish and maintain control over the products designed with biotechnology. I. The existing laws and regulations that govern the release of transgenic organisms are inadequate or nonexistent. A. The developed nations of the world are using regulations that were designed to control and monitor crops created with traditional technologies. B. Biotechnology is regulated by three different agencies. C. The
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf Three little pigs dance in a circle singing Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? Little Red Riding Hood barely escapes the cunning advances of the ravenous wolf disguised as her grandmother. Movie audiences shriek as a gentle young man is transformed before their eyes into a blood-thirsty werewolf, a symbol for centuries of the essence of evil. Such myths and legends have portrayed the wolf as a threat to human existence. Feared as cold-blooded killers, they were hated and persecuted.
English 12 JMZ
English 12 JMZ
English 12 JMZ Moby Dick By Herman Melville The Characters and Plot There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is the narrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-legged commander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill the gigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is the first mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are the three harpooners. The story begin
COMMERCIAL FISHING
COMMERCIAL FISHING
COMMERCIAL FISHING Commercial fishing is a worldwide enterprise that involves the capture of marine and freshwater fish and shellfish and their preparation for market. Fishing equipment ranges from small boats whose nets are cast and hauled in by hand to factory ships equipped with the most advanced technologies for finding, harvesting, and preparing huge amounts of fish. These large catches are very costly, however, not only in the price of their equipment and fuel, but also in the depletion o
Pacific Lumber
Pacific Lumber
Pacific Lumber Pacific Lumber started its long history as an environmentally respectful company, however it has not continued that into this decade. The millions of acres of Redwoods that once densely covered the western land have been taken away for financial reward. Before selling, the company way was sustainability, now it is profitability. Because of the efforts of essentially one man, the business has over-harvested the supposed protected Redwood. It is not a simple answer as to why this h
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain Acid rain forms when sulfur and nitrogen dioxides combine with moisture in the atmosphere to produce rain, snow, or another kind of precipitation. This kind of pollution may also be suspended in fog or deposited in a dry form. Acid rain is most common in North America and Europe. Acid rain has also been detected in other areas of the world such as tropical rain forests of Africa. Canada has placed limitations on the sulfur emissions. The United States has not, so the emissions may stil
Nuclear Waste The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste: The Skull Valley Controversy This paper will discuss the moral and ethical issues concerning how and why Locally Undesirable Land Uses (LULUs) and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) are located. A LULU, or TSDF, can be a power plant, a munitions factory, a county landfill, a medical waste incinerator, a hazardous waste storage facility, a military base, an airport or any number of other facilities that people need, but do not want to live next to. The process of f
The Right of Religious Freedom
The Right of Religious Freedom
The Right of Religious Freedom During our class on Federal Policy we have been discussing the idea of the rights of Native Americans. While doing me research I came across on the underlining freedoms that everyone should process, the freedom of Religion. This freedom is so important in regards to Native Americans because it not only allows them to worship but defines their culture as well. I have decided to focus on just the American Indian Freedom Act of 1978 and it progression through time. R
Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest living reptile. It belongs to the family of monitor lizards. It’s only found mainly on the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, and Flores. There are only about 1,000 to 5,000 monitor lizards living now. These lizards can grow up to 3 meters or even more, they weigh up to 126kg. These reptiles are fast at running and climbing. They eat things like small mammals, rotting meat, deer, and wild boars. It was in 1910 when a pilot landed o
Problems of Our Planet
Problems of Our Planet
Problems of Our Planet The rainforests are dying, unusual plant and animal species are becoming extinct, rivers and seas are being polluted, crops are falling to grow, people are dying of hunger and the air is being polluted. It is time we woke up to these problems and started repairing the harm. One of the main problems is the ruin of the rainforests in South America. They are home of half the world’s species and to millions of people. Moreover, the rainforests fresh the air by absorbing carbon
Ecosystems Of The World
Ecosystems Of The World
Ecosystems Of The World The World Q1. A system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment. Q2. A biome is major local or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized mainly by the main forms of plant life and the existing climate. Q3. The relationship that an ecosystem has with the equator is that the closer to the ecosystem is to the equator the hotter the climate and the more rainfall that that ecosystem will get so generally
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning A few years ago if you were to ask someone about the possibilities of cloning they would most likely say it was impossible. This attitude towards cloning has been held into belief up until recently when scientists in Scotland cloned a sheep. And immediately after scientists in Oregon cloned a monkey (Fackelmann 276). The most major breakthroughs of the century in science has occurred and we are not ready for it. The scientific breakthrough of cloning has caused a great deal of controvers
Urban Encroachment
Urban Encroachment
Urban Encroachment Pressure from urban encroachment continues to plague the park, giving rise to a suite of problems. Chronic air pollution has contributed to the park's placement on America's Ten Most Endangered National Parks list for the sixth consecutive year. Nearby coal-fired power plants and other pollution sources continue to damage the spectacular views as well as affect the health of park visitors and staff, and harm plants and animals. Local developers and road builders, with the back
Ecosystems at Risk
Ecosystems at Risk
Ecosystems at Risk HSC GEOGRAPHY 2004 – Assessment Task 2 Ecosystems at Risk 1. Identify the case study of the ecosystem at risk which you have chosen and describe and map its location. The ecosystem at risk that I have chosen to research is the Himalayan Mountain range. Considering the mountain range covers a very large area, the ecosystem type has been narrowed down to the Alpine variety. The 2 500 kilometre long Himalayas stretch across three countries; India, Nepal and China (Tibet). The wid
Ducks
Ducks
Ducks When duck season is declared, hunters go to the wetlands and shoot down the ducks as they fly overhead. At the same time, us duck rescuers go out to the wetlands and pick up all the injured ducks. We do this, as an average of 50% of ducks that are shot at are not killed, but are only wounded. If we do not go into the wetlands, these ducks would be left behind by the duck shooters to slowly die as when a shooter fires his gun pellets spread and birds are often shot through their wings, eyes
The Bengal Tiger
The Bengal Tiger
The Bengal Tiger The Bengal tiger is a carnivorous, mammal primarily from India. It lives in habitats such as the coniferous Himalayan Forest, the mangroves of the Sunderbans, the hills of the Indian Peninsula, or the forests of Rajasthan and Northern India. At one time Bengal tigers were scattered throughout Asia. Now they are generally found in India and some regions of Bangledesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Myanmar. There is approximately 4,000 alive in the wild now, and about 300 are in captivity in
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Moby Dick By Herman Melville The Characters and Plot There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is the narrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-legged commander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill the gigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is the first mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are the three harpooners. The story begins with Ishmael b
Limiting Children s Access To Internet Pornography
Limiting Children s Access To Internet Pornography
Limiting Children�s Access To Internet Pornography Pornography is one of mankind�s most revered, respected, and repulsed pastimes. Adults can use pornography to relieve stress, enhance their sex lives, or simply as a means of entertainment. One of the easiest and most popular ways of obtaining pornographic material is over the Internet. The only downside is that the Internet is accessible to children; therefore, pornography is accessible to children. While adults should have limitless access
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS FACTS ABOUT LEMURS……………………3 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF LEMURS………3-5 HISTORY AND THE LEMUR……………………5 THE ENDANGERED LEMUR……………………6 BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………7 A lemur is a small, monkeylike animal that lives primarily in Madagascar. Their sizes range from about as big as a mouse to as large as a cat. They have a roundish head with a pointed muzzle and large eyes. Their fur is wooly and their legs are longer than their arms. They are nocturnal animals, feasting on mostly plants, small a
The Bald Eagle
The Bald Eagle
The Bald Eagle The bald eagle has been our nations bird since 1782. It means freedom, power and majesty. The bald eagle is a magnificent creature. It has been on our endangered species list over the years. It is sad to think that there are people who could kill this wonderful bird for there own gain. I hope after reading my report you will feel the same as I do. The bald eagle is a very beautiful bird. It is not actually bald like its name says. It has white feathers on its head. The word bald
The Kangaroo
The Kangaroo
The Kangaroo 1. Describe the creature physically. a. What does it look like? b. What does it feel like? c. What does it smell like? d. How many legs does it have? e. Does it have a tail? f. What are the animal's habits? g. Is it intelligent? h. What creature is it related to? i. What is it's name singular? Plural? j. What are it's babies names? A1. When Europeans first set foot on Australia in 1770, they were amazed by a strange animal that stood upright, balanced on it's powerful hind legs a
United States Prevention Pesticides EPA-738-F-94-030 Environmental
United States Prevention Pesticides EPA-738-F-94-030 Environmental
United States Prevention, Pesticides EPA-738-F-94-030 Environmental Protection And Toxic Substances September 1994 Agency (7508W) R.E.D. FACTS Limonene Pesticide Reregistration All pesticides sold or distributed in the United States must be registered by EPA, based on scientific studies showing that they can be used without posing unreasonable risks to people or the environment. Because of advances in scientific knowledge, the law requires that pesticides which were first registered years ago b
After William McKinley was assassinated in 1901 Theodore Roosevelt bec
After William McKinley was assassinated in 1901 Theodore Roosevelt bec
After William McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt became our 25th President. America¹s natural resources were threatened. Species like the bison and beaver were endangered; others were extinct. Soil fertility was low and about four-fifths of prime forests had been cut down. Roosevelt expressed concern: ³...the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have been...was
Troublesome Wolves
Troublesome Wolves
Troublesome Wolves A tragic ending to what many people call the most successful wildlife restoration project of the century! (Putten). The gray wolf has been an enemy to ranchers since the history of the United Sates began. The major problem that ranchers have with the wolves is that they destroy livestock. The solution to this was to exterminate the them. The wolves could once be found throughout the Rocky Mountains, but now are on the verge of extinction region. When the wolves are gone, th
Burns Bog is an area ten times larger than Stanley Park which plays an
Burns Bog is an area ten times larger than Stanley Park which plays an
Burns Bog is an area ten times larger than Stanley Park which plays an significant role in maintaining local plants and animal life, including ourselves. It should be preserved and safeguarded. Burns bog is located close to the mouth of the lower Fraser River, in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest undeveloped urban area in Canada. Bogs are an exceptional kind of wetland. Only insect-eating plants, hardy northern shrubs, acid-producing mosses and dwarfed pines survive. These uniq
5 Species of Rhinoceros
5 Species of Rhinoceros
5 Species of Rhinoceros There are only five species of rhinos that now exist. The rhinos are one of the endangered animals and are nearly extinct. There are Indian, Javan, Sumatran, African black, and African white. Don't you wonder why they are becoming extinct and people can't do much about it? Well, you will figure it out. Do you think you can easily control the rhinos? I'm sure I can't because they are huge. Like the Indian rhinos, they can be up to 6 ft 4 in. high and 2 and half tons weigh
Whats so special about an orangutan Their eyes hold a story that is my
Whats so special about an orangutan Their eyes hold a story that is my
What’s so special about an orangutan? Their eyes hold a story that is mysterious and yet intuitively we relate to them. Just one look into those eyes and you are hooked. The orangutan’s anatomy, geographic range and habitat type, food habits, behaviors, and locomotor patterns make the species unique while sharing some features with other primates. However, currently Indonesia is facing a threat to its orangutan population. Loss of habitat, illegal hunting, and the notorious pet trade all pose a
St-Andre-de-Cubzac is parallel to the Dordogne river in Bordeaux Franc
St-Andre-de-Cubzac is parallel to the Dordogne river in Bordeaux Franc
St.-Andre-de-Cubzac is parallel to the Dordogne river in Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux was a small town based on wineries and surrounded by vineyards. Here lived a successful businessman who sold real estate, deeds, and marriage contracts. He had four sons in which one became a businessman, like his father. This son’s name was Daniel Cousteau. Daniel was a prominent businessman who liked to invent and play sports. Daniel was married to Elizabeth and she gave him two sons, one Phillipe and one Jacq
The Great Redwood Forest
The Great Redwood Forest
The Great Redwood Forest “I think that I shall never see, a poem quite as lovely as a tree.” -Emily Dickinson Flora, Fauna, and Facts The Great Redwood Forest is located in northern California and spreads out over 4,600 miles. It is restricted to the coast, and extends no further than 35 miles inland. It is also about 3,000 ft. below sea-level. The climate of the massive Forest is very cool, even during the summer months. The average temperatures are between 50 to 55F. The winter season is extr
The Vanishing Rainforest
The Vanishing Rainforest
The Vanishing Rainforest In 1500, there were about 7 million indigenous people living in tropical rainforests. Today, there are less than 200,000. The reason for this is because their natural home, the rainforest is being destroyed for the poorer countries that have these forests in their boundaries to make money from the products to pay off debts owed to other countries, including the United States. The Forests are cut and burned to make room for animals grazing pastures, farming area, timber,
CLONING
CLONING
CLONING Cloning is a technique of producing a genetically identical duplicate of an organism that's derived A-Sexually from a single individual organism. As the single fertilized egg forms an embryo, its cells start to become specialized. Some become nerves, others skin, and others muscle. Causing those changes are the genes in each cell. But if even one gene fails to express a crucial protein at any point the result could be fatal. The idea of cloning has been around for about 200 years but we
Physical Features
Physical Features
Physical Features The manatee is a marine mammal that lives all around the world. Because it is a mammal, it gives birth to live young, is warm blooded, and breathes air. They have two pectoral fins and a paddle shaped tail. Their fins are for pulling grass and weeds near the mouth. They use their tail for swimming. Also, their fins are used for steering in the water and crawling across the bottom. Its head and face are wrinkled. The snout has a few thick, stiff whiskers on it. The manatee is a
Wetlands
Wetlands
Wetlands Wetlands occur throughout the world and support a wide variety of plants and animals. Wetlands are areas, other than lakes or rivers, whose soils are saturated with water for indefinite or prolonged periods of time. The water level remains near or above the surface of the ground for most of the year. Often these wetlands result from the surface exposure of the groundwater ( the water that has percolated down through the soil and accumulated and built up on a layer of rock or other mate
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm shallow and tropical seas because
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm shallow and tropical seas because
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm, shallow, and tropical seas, because the reef-forming corals cannot live in water colder than 65 °F (18 °C). Reefs abound throughout the South Pacific, in the East Indies and the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka, and around Madagascar on the southeastern African coast. They also form along the tropical eastern coast of Brazil, through the West Indies, along the Florida coast, and at Bermuda. There are three types of coral reefs: (1) fringing reefs; (2) barrier reef
OVERVIEW2
OVERVIEW2
OVERVIEW 2 WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY? 2 THE GLOBAL CRISIS 3 THE CANADIAN CRISIS 4 THE INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE: BACKGROUND TO THE CONVENTION 6 THE CONVENTION 8 THE CANADIAN RESPONSE 10 CANADIAN BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY 11 INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 12 CANADIAN ACHIEVEMENTS 13 FEDERAL INITIATIVES 13 Initiatives Relating to Article 8 of the Convention 13 Initiatives Relating to Other Articles of the Convention 16 INTERNATIONAL/TRANSBOUNDARY 17 CONCLUSIONS 18 APPENDIX I ~ RATIFICATION LIST 21 APPENDIX II ~
According to Dan Marquis establishing whether or not a fetus is a pers
According to Dan Marquis establishing whether or not a fetus is a pers
According to Dan Marquis, establishing whether or not a fetus is a person does not advance the abortion debate because the main premises for the arguments of pro-life and pro-choice are problematic. He asserts that one problem is with the scope of a pro-life argument, which contends that whatever is biologically human has a right to life. The problem, he claims, is that the premise encompasses more than it should (ie. cancer cells). Another problem, according to Marquis, is that the connection
Deforestation
Deforestation
Deforestation Deforestation is a major international problem, which plagues countries all over the world. This conflict has major negative consequences on earth and its climate, atmosphere, and threatens people's cultures and physical survival. 40% of the world's land area is forests. 15% of the world's forests have been cleared out. During the 20th century, the rate of forests being cleared is accelerating greatly and this problem will not go away. The effects are too great and actions must be