Habitat fragmentation

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  • Positives And Negatives Of Biodiversity Research Paper

    Controversy exists over whether biodiversity issues have negative impacts on the ecosystem and environment. While some well-intentioned people believe that the environment would not be affected by biodiversity (biological diversity) problems, I hold onto the view that biodiversity issues strongly influence ecosystems in that they not only effect on the land, but also will create significant challenges for the air and the water resources. Biodiversity is commonly defined as the variety of all…

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  • Rainforest Destruction Of Forest

    that can turn into paper. One of the leading causes of rainforest destruction is logging. Paper manufacturing companies that using wood to create furniture and other wood materials are causing a lot of problems to the nature, Also forest provides habitat for some animals. Research has found that the number of species found in logged rainforest is much lower than the number found in untouched or “primary” rainforest animals that cannot survive in the changed environment (Niel, 2006). There are…

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  • California Wildfires Essay

    Wildfires can destroy wildlife habitat causing habitat fragmentation, diminishing timber and forestry health, polluting the air with carbon dioxide, dramatically altering watersheds, negatively effecting soil chemistry, and requiring large amounts of water during a drought to combat the fires. Habitat loss is the worldwide leading cause of loss of biodiversity, a metric used to describe species richness in a given area. More frequently, habitats in California are being degraded as the intensity…

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  • Australian Railway Ballast

    Australian Rail Track Corporation LTD 2005 define a railway ballast as; free draining coarse aggregate or metallurgical slag used to support railway tracks. It is recommended that ballast should be “hard durable and as far as possible angular along edges/corners, free from weathered portions of parent rock, organic impurities and inorganic residues” (Reference) Rocks which contain minerals which are deemed harmful to the longevity and behaviour of the ballasts may be rejected following…

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  • Coral Reef Environmental Effects

    and kill corals. Hotels and resorts can discharge untreated sewage and wastewater into the ocean, creating a growth of algae creating a competition for space with corals. Dredging activities to make marinas or deep-water channels causes sensitive habitats to be destroyed or disturbed and from the waste of the dumping in the ocean. Research shows that humans in fact contribute a lot to the destruction of the coral reefs and is an issue that needs to be resolved in a short matter of time. There…

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  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

    time, as well as the effects on the wildlife and species in all thirteen of the plots. 9. The acronym for the reasons for biodiversity loss (extinction) is HIPPCO, give examples, found in text, of species that are affected by these. Habitat loss/ fragmentation – -The Sumatran rhino pg.219 -the black spider monkey, the brown capuchin monkey, and the bearded saki,(along with several species of birds and frogs…

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  • Aral Sea Disaster Analysis

    OUTLINE In this essay I will attempt to examine the nature of Aral Sea Disaster that implicates in ecological, social, economic, and cultural environments analyzing the root causes of the disasters in terms of mitigation, adaptation, and rehabilitation practices that will challenge the traditional view of a crisis as of “natural” process, but rather “constructed”. I will tackle the historical background of a disaster, its occurrence, consequences and effects, and ultimately identify strategies…

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  • Urban Sprawl

    Urban sprawling degrades economy, land and biodiversity, water, energy, air and climate. As people shift to the outer edges of the city, agricultural land is lost which leads to a decrease in crop production, and causes loss of species habitat by terrestrial fragmentation. Increased energy use and carbon dioxide emissions are also results of urban sprawling (1). In addition to urban sprawling, urbanization directly affects aquatic life. In the United States, major cities lie along the coast and…

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  • Medicinal Plants In The Amazon

    Forests are essential places for therapeutic plants to develop. In the long run these can be utilized as a part of medicinal research. Forest degradation has enormously reduced the accessibility of therapeutic plant species in the Brazilian Amazon. As of today, 25% of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from rainforest materials, yet just 1% of plants of the Amazon have so far been tried. Currently, over 120 drugs come from plant-derived sources. Of the 3000 plants identified by the US National…

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  • Threats To The Tropical Rainforest

    Over 75 million acres of planet Earth’s land belongs to the tropical rainforest. (Rainforests Facts the Nature Conservancy) The rainforest is home to many different species, which includes monkeys, snakes, birds, rodents, frogs and lizards. (Earth Floor: Biomes) Many things contribute as threats to this environment. Instead of having such a beautiful and vast area of nature, humans mostly contribute to having it otherwise. The rainforest has much to offer for today’s modern society; everything…

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