Conservation biology

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  • Conservation Biology: The Story Of Genetic Diversity

    In conservation biology, genetic diversity is fundamental in understanding populations and their evolution. Conservationists analyze the individuals of a population and try to understand how such individuals may be affected by circumstances like loss of habitat, environmental changes, and exploitation, which are more often than not caused by human activities. In order to ensure the survival of many populations, researchers look at the genes and the characteristics inherited from one generation to another, carefully measuring the diversity of information and making important estimates that will potentially prevent a population from becoming extinct in the future. Without a doubt, the life of all the species on Earth depends on the peculiar sequence written in their DNA, which may me beneficial or detrimental, ultimately writing the story of a population. Genetic Diversity…

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  • Conservation Biology Personal Statement

    To put it another way, a student can major in conservation biology and become a ‘conservation biologist,’ but this term also includes other specializations and careers, such as conservation ecology, in which conservation is the main emphasis. In nearly all conservation biology research and restoration projects, the goal is to protect the environment while educating and assisting local people who are affected by poor environmental conditions and unsustainable living practices. Although I do not…

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  • Conservation Biology Essay

    An insight into the methods of Conservation Genetics Understanding the need to use genetic methods in conservation biology will greatly aid in the process of bringing back any species that play an important role in their native habitat. Implementing genetic tools and methods in conservation programs helps to minimize the loss of genetic diversity, which allows populations to adapt to environmental changes and stressors. This helps to minimize the loss of the population numbers by reducing the…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Conservation Biology

    In conservation biology, it is one of the main goals to determine MVP (minimum viable population) and reserve size. These estimates that are produced via simulation, are valuable in the sense as grizzly populations are often endangered or threatened, and their population has been declining for a number of years (Wielgus, 2001). Although the population is declining, it is still legal in North America to hunt these endangered species, as trophy hunting and is believed to be beneficial or…

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  • Pandas: Endangered Species Conservation

    and resources to save themselves from the brink of extinction. They also helped to raise the awareness of animal conservation worldwide. Opposing this viewpoint, some see the pandas as furry black-and-white money pits, who were already on the brink of extinction, but somehow managed to divert the much-needed funds from the other animals who were less adorable but still equally deserving to be protected. But regardless of where…

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  • Existentialism In Steve Irwin's The Crocodile Hunter

    One of my personal heroes who displays naturalist intelligence is Steve Irwin (1962-2006). As a kid, I grew up watching Steve’s television series, “The Crocodile Hunter”, a wildlife documentary show which followed Steve as he went out into the wild in various countries around the world to interact with animals. His show went on to become the highest ever rated on the Animal Planet channel. Steve was a strong supporter of environmentalism and the conservation of endangered species. One of his…

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  • De Extinction In Jurassic Park

    However, that same sense of wonder and awe can easily blind us to the realities of a situation. It is tragically easy to lose sight of what it would take and the resources required to turn de-extinction into a viable method of repopulation. De-extinction is an impractical approach to re-population and conservation, and therefore should not be pursued by science because it shifts resources away from currently endangered animals, and we cannot justify spending money on it. A grand feat of science…

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  • Why Is The Killing Of Animals Ethical Or Necessary?

    trade in wildlife products, tropical wildlife trade and hunting and the bush meat trade is illegal Himalayan region a serious threat to the world 's wildlife resources. Promote hunting sustainability is one of the ways to solve the over trade and over-hunting. Learn to poach dynamics and its influence on the endangered animal populations, traditional medicine and coordination between wildlife conservation, wildlife control border areas illegal hunting and trade, as well as the use of hunting…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of De-Extinction

    “De-extinction will not be possible without violating any reasonable standard of humane treatment. For that reason alone it is unethical.” (Marino). Moreover, De-extinction is not practical in that it ignores the current mass extinction problem. Precedence should be given to the effort of preventing endangered species from going extinct, not to the effort of resurrecting species that no longer exist. “What is the validity of promoting the revival of mammoths, for instance, when Asian and African…

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  • Importance Of Biodiversity Conservation Essay

    Fota Wildlife Park John Lawlor T00172305 Why is conservation important: Conservation is the protection and maintenance of populations of plants and animals. It requires the protection of ecosystems and the biodiversity in these ecosystems. 'Biological diversity – or biodiversity – is the term given to the variety of life on Earth. It is the variety within and between all species of plants, animals and micro-organisms and the ecosystems within which they live and interact.'(, n.d.)…

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