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  • Why Do We Protect Zoos

    Rare species and animals that are headed to extinction can be cared for and protected in zoos. The biodiversity on Earth is continually decreasing. In 2017, it was recorded that 41% of all amphibian species decreased, 26% of mammals decreased, and 50% of the world's primates are decreasing (Miller A.17). This decrease of different species is a result of…

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  • Barcode Of Life Analysis

    arose from the age-old way of categorizing species because it was more efficient. The article mentions how morphology, the classic way of differentiating species required “a multitude of taxonomic experts needed to identify specimens from a single biodiversity survey.” This timely and costly method…

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  • Exotic Species Reproduction

    degraded by human impacts such as farming. Studies such as conservation initiatives in Europe found that there was often contrasting impacts from degraded sites such as abandoned farmland, but the one impact that often reoccurs in degraded areas is biodiversity loss (Cibele Queiroz, 2014). It could be argued that if these degraded sites where a cause of human impacts, we should be responsible for restoring it to the state we found it in. In some cases, this is the proper course of action,…

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  • Edward O. Wilson's Future Of Life

    To be or to be not...that is the question. Do we as a species live for the future or does humanity thus risk extinction? That was the question that entered my consciousness upon completion of Edward O. Wilson’s Future of Life. Almost two decades ago, this book was published. It probed at an issue that wasn’t novel at that time nor has it been reprimanded at this point in time. Within this book, Wilson raises concerns about the environment and even provides possible remedial plans. Written in…

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  • Ethics In Architecture

    wildlife. When designing a building the consideration also goes into the construction material which are processed and delivered through process which impact biodiversity negatively. Therefore, as architects it our duty to protect sensitive sites and minimizing the damage to the ecology. We also have the opportunity to enhance the biodiversity by creating habitat as part of the construction or development projects. Therefore, we have several steps that we have adopted to protect the natural…

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  • Habitat Destruction

    Most threats facing animals and plants at present can be linked to human influences. Habitat destruction is the greatest contributor to the extinction of species. Human actions which threaten biodiversity can be divided into two categories, deliberate actions and unintentional actions. Many habitats for example, swamps, wetlands, forests and other habitats get destroyed for human consumption and industrial gain. By destroying habitats, many different animals face death because they no longer…

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  • Three Characteristics Of Ecotourism

    Ecotourism is an environmentally responsible travel to natural areas for the enjoyment and appreciation of nature that conserves the environment, promotes sustainability, and educates locals and visitors. Ecotourism areas are natural and possess biodiversity, have low-impact on the environment, build awareness and educate locals and visitors, respect local culture and traditions, provide financial benefits for conservation efforts and indigenous communities, and also support human rights. In…

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  • Live Dining Project

    There are artists out there that commit their lives to the involvement of changing the how people view their environment and the artists shown here have done it in a way that involves the public in the artwork itself. Nicole Fournier is an artist, activist and founder of InTerreArt which has exhibited her art for more than 20 years. Nicole’s best known work involves the concept of incorporating art, the environment, performance and agriculture called Live Dining. The Live Dining Project is the…

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  • Arturo Escobar A Political Ecology Framework

    For this assignment on political ecology methods, the article that will be reviewed is the Difference and Conflict in the Struggle over Natural Resources: A Political Ecology Framework by Arturo Escobar (2006). Escobar provides a discussion on the political ecology of natural resources in three interrelated rubrics. These interrelated rubrics are economics, ecology, and culture. The discussion will assess how Escobar bridges the two sciences in his article and how well researchers have bridged…

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  • Ecological Myths

    Over the course of history, three important ecological myths have taken root and influenced the way we look at human-environment relationships and environmental problems. The only way to truly understand the past regarding human impact on the environment is to analyze and evaluate these myths critically to understand where they came from and why they came to be. The first of these myths suggests that the humans of the past had a more harmonious relationship with the environment than the current…

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