Habitat fragmentation

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  • Bonobo Research Paper

    Bonobo Habitat Threatened by Human Activity and Forest Loss - As human populations grow and spread, clearing patches of forest along the way, the habitat of one of mankind's closest living relatives is shrinking - avoids areas of high human activity and forest fragmentation and that as little as 28 percent of the bonobo's range remains suitable for living. - human activities reduce the amount of effective bonobo habitat and will help us identify where to propose future protected areas for this…

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  • Humans Vs Chimpanzees Essay

    adults. What are the numbers dropping so drastically? There are many contributing factors. One major component is the diminishing habitat and forest fragmentation (dividing the forest into smaller pieces, by roads and human construction). The loss of habitat prevents family growth and increases inbreeding and slowing reproduction. These same forest fragmentations…

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  • Environmental Impacts Of Agriculture: Environmental Effects On The Environment

    Agriculture covers thirty-eight percent of Earth’s land surface, but the land has continually been turned into cropland as the world’s population steadily increases (Brennan, Withgott pg. 225). Food is a necessity to human survival, however, agriculture, specifically industrial agriculture has caused multiple environmental impacts. Compared to the other land uses, agriculture causes the most harm to the planet due to the use of inorganic fertilizers, machinery, irrigation, pesticides,…

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  • Great Bear Rainforest Research Paper

    The Great Bear Rainforest is a temperate rainforest of 6.4 million hectares, home to many rare and endangered species, as well as watersheds that provide the best salmon runs left in Canada. Unfortunately, the Great Bear Rainforest is under threat due to clearcutting and its effects on the environment. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “30% of logging in the Great Bear Rainforest has been in watersheds since 2001”, meaning the water quality of that area has been affected. As for wildlife…

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  • Northern Spotted Owl Case Study

    Endangered Species Act. Since then the rate of loss of habitat has declined. Even so valuable old growth forest is lost to the spotted owls. Previously the decline of the spotted owl population has been attributed to timber harvesting. However, recently the expansion of the Barred owl, an owl of the same genus as the Northern Spotted owl, from east to west is causing the continuation in population decline. This is due to the fact that they share similar habitat and diet. However, a notable…

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  • How To Stop Fracking Persuasive Essay

    To frack or not to frack? This is a question, common amongst humanity today. Fracking is the process of drilling deep into the ground to extract natural gas from the shale down below. To extract the natural gas humongous amounts of toxic fluid, loaded with silica sand and chemicals, are pumped into the ground. This fluid is not always pumped back out of the ground and seeps into surrounding groundwater. North America should stop the use of fracking because it can cause earthquakes, puts the…

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  • Essay On China Earthquake

    of the world's most endangered species, that unique and rarely exist in China. The Earthquake that took place in 2008 Wenchuan, China, cause of huge damage to the ecosystem, which breaks down the environment that Panda live in and harm the living habitat of the panda. On May 12, 2018, an 8.0 degree earthquake took place in Wenchuan, China. The quake damage thousands of lives. Through the earthquake, almost 375,000 people were injured, (CNN, 2009) The quake damage huge amount of lives, and it…

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  • Agile Frog Threats

    Human Threats: For both of these species the common habitat is the Marram grass and fresh water regions within the Nature Reserve. As there are many contributing factors to the loss and damage of both of these habitats, it is difficult to pinpoint which factor causes the most destruction. Habitat loss and fragmentation, an overall decline in groundwater quality, water pollution incidents, water shortages and predation from feral populations such as ducks and competition from introduced exotics…

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  • Hippca Habitat Destruction

    include habitat destruction, degradation, and fragmentation; invasive species; population growth and increasing use of resources; pollution; climate change; and overexploitation. All these factors summarized by HIPPCO may be applied to whales to describe how their populations have been affected and will be affected in the future. Quite simply, the whale populations have been decimated by human activity and environmental catastrophes that have ultimately adversely affected the whale. Habitat…

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  • Importance Of Forest Values

    Forests and Environmental Values Forestry is a profession related to resource management that is primarily about the art and science of creating, maintaining, using, and protecting the forest and its resources. The usefulness of the forest is vast, and its value in the world’s societies can be quite large. The people of the world value forests for their economic value primarily, for the forest provides important resources such as timber, medicines, and ecotourism revenue. This economic benefit…

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