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Profiting on Conservation: Animals in Captivity Abused for Human Entertainment - Animals have been used in entertainment before Shamu became the headliner at Sea World. Ancient Romans threw innocent people and animals into a coliseum solely to entertain the spectators in the stands. People have been paying to see animals perform tricks for the past two thousand years. Marine animals are often captured or rescued from the wild under conservation terms, but trained by punishment instead of positive reinforcement to perform in themed shows in order to boost attendance for Marine Parks mainly for profit....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Tennessee Valley Authority - The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Tennessee Valley Authority had positive impacts on work and the environment during the great depression. The bill proposing the Civilian Conservation Corps was voted on and passed on March 31, 1933 under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In addition, the Tennessee Valley Authority was formed May 18 of this same year to work on easing environmental strains in the Tennessee Valley. Roosevelt’s goal when he became president was to improve the economy and environment, and to help raise America from the depression....   [tags: history, the soil soldiers]
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Deforestation: Conservation and Sociological Effects - Deforestation: Conservation and Sociological Effects Introduction Top Forests have covered the earth for millions of years, providing habitat and food for animals and humans. These forests have stabilized different ecosystems and have continued the natural cycle that keeps plants and animals in check. The discovery of fire changed all of this. It was the beginning of deforestation, a process that has continued and increased over the last 200,000 years. Humans are the responsible party for the deforestation that has occurred....   [tags: Environment Forests Nature Essays]
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Drinking Water Scarcity and Conservation - "In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.”   -- Rachel Carson -- The water you see around you, flowing freely, sparkling in the noonday sun, quenching your thirst, bathing you, providing you with life is all limited - there is no place on this planet where new water springs up from a source. Water has been recycled by nature over and over again since time began....   [tags: Drinking Water Shortage]
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Global Change and Conservation Ecology Scientific by C.J. Reading - The article I chose was Linking global warming to amphibian declines through its effects of on the female body condition and survivorship. This Article came from the Global Change and Conservation Ecology Scientific journal and was published in 2006. The Author was C.J. Reading. It is known fact that global warming is occurring and that the temperate amphibian population is diminishing. The main topic of the article was a study conducted to determine if global warming had any effects on the steadily declining temperate amphibian population....   [tags: amphibians, warming, temperature]
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The Protection and Conservation of the Environment Affects Us All - The protection and conservation of the environment is an issue that affects us all. We consistently contribute to the decomposition of our environment despite its importance and benefits of being healthy such as the ability to obtain water, food, fuel and raw materials used to manufacture the things we use daily. Our environment creates the basis of our existence, It’s our home yet we continue to take it for granted. While cities are centers of art, culture , business and government , urban sprawl has reached tremendous speeds which seems to have overtaken the ability to establish and maintain standards for sustainable environmental security, which all citizens should equally monitor the...   [tags: humanity needs to work together to save humanity] 1963 words
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Water Resource Conservation in Headwater Area Funded by a City - ... Although the management created projects worth about ¥30 million a year for the YWB Forest afforestation contractors in those days, they said that “the most difficult thing for us was to take pains to ensure that [contractors] would not lose their jobs”. Even more deserving of attention is the stumpage sale subsidy. In Japan, forest owners often sell their stumpages while stumpages stand in the forest. Then loggers buy the stumpages and log stumpages to produce logs or timbers. Because the YWB Forest formerly belonged to the Yamanashi prefectural forest, there was a stumpage sale subsidy system based on the Yamanashi prefecture Imperial and Prefectural Asset Management Regulations....   [tags: Yokohama waterworks study]
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Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Go Hand in Hand - It’s a brisk November morning like any other day, but today isn’t any other day, today is the first day of firearm deer season. Shots are going off everywhere like world war three declared on deer. I’m wrapped in every hunting garment I own but winters cold embrace always finds its way in. My cheeks are rosy red and my breath was thick in the air. As I raise my shotgun and pull the trigger, my heart races and my hands shake. As I race after my prize, the sounds of leaves crunching beneath my feet are muffled by the ringing in my ears....   [tags: Hunting Essays]
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The Wetlands Anzali, Boojagh and Miyankaleh Conservation Prioritization - This research has been done for the performance of the rapid assessment method in 3 wetlands, Anzali, Boojagh and Miyankaleh, for the first time in Iran. In this research compilation of Caspian Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) has been done. This method is derived from Ohio Rapid Assessment Method (ORAM) by some changes in some indexes and eliminating some sub-indexes. These changes are regard to the characteristics of the region Caspian Sea southern coasts wetlands. Then wetland assessment has been done by CRAM for these 3 wetlands....   [tags: evaluation, geography, regions] 616 words
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The Civilian Conservation Corps - The Civilian Conservation Corps The hardships of the Great Depression of the early part of the twentieth century lead to many drastic decisions by our countries leaders on how to deal with the problem. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States at the time, decided to infiltrate the country with government money to create jobs and better the country as a whole. The Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC created many of these jobs. The Civilian Conservation Corps, which was established in 1933 to conserve the wilderness and give young able men jobs....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Conservation of Endangered Marsupials - Conservation of Endangered Marsupials Marsupials are creatures that are a very unique group of mammals. Many creatures are becoming threatened, and some have already become extinct. Threatened marsupials could be a pool of agricultural, medicinal, or genetic wealth that we do not yet have the technology to utilize. There are many methods to conserving these genetic pools; one of which is through reproduction manipulation. Artificial insemination, embryo transfer, and nuclear transfer are ways in which marsupials can be conserved if proper adjustments are made....   [tags: Breeding Genetics Reproduction Essays]
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Shipwrecks, Corrosion and Conservation - <ol> <li value="9">6: Option - Shipwrecks, Corrosion and Conservation <li value="9">6.1: The chemical composition of the ocean implies its potential role as an electrolyte </ol> Identify the origins of the minerals in oceans as: <ul> <li> leaching by rainwater from terrestrial environments <li> hydrothermal vents in mid-ocean ridges </ul> Identify - recognise and name There are 2 major sources of the salts in seawater: <ol> <li value="1"> Leaching by rain and ground water. <li value="2"> Dissolution of salts by water passing through hydrothermal vents....   [tags: Chemistry] 3833 words
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Environmental conservation - An Environmental Conservationist, which is also known as a conservation scientist, is an excellent job for anyone who loves nature and wants to preserve all of earth’s natural wonders. As a conservationist you need to, “Find your own ways to make less trash, and help others to learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.” (EPA). The job is a hands-on job which means “spending a major portion of the workday outdoors without regard to weather.” (Easton 35) Though this doesn’t seem like a scientific job to most people it is because it involves calculating the outcome of certain things on the environment....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Shark Conservation - Shark Conservation Abstract Arising over 350 million years ago, the shark species has been labeled as a human devourer. Now, with the increase in human population, the demand for shark meat, fins, and cartilage are at an all time high; therefore, the existence of the shark is becoming a concern (Budker 1971). Individuals are conditioned to think of sharks as a negative aspect to the environment, which is prolonging the effort to save shark species from becoming extinct. With that in mind, some private as well as national organizations have accepted the challenge of educating and informing people about the existence of the shark specie and its importance to the sea....   [tags: Sharks Sea Life Animals Essays]
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Cultural Conservation - One problem with cultural conservation: To put it simply, and its not a problems that only conservatives very often confuse (or conflate ethics and aesthetics. When Gertrude Himmererfarf lambastes out (as she perceives it) 'amoral, 'sexually deviant' and 'polymorpously perverse' culture she is primarily responding to something that she finds culturally foreign and aesthetically threatening. I agree with her that values are oftentimes a good thing, but only when they are born of an ethical and pragmatic perspective, not an aesthetic one....   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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Whale Wars - Whale Wars In the Antarctic Ocean, Japanese whalers hunt for whales. Could you imagine eating meat from an animal that you admire. The Japanese are saying that their being killed for scientific research, but in reality many people believe they are being eaten. Several organizations have helped to ban whaling, but all that ends up happening is reducing the amount of whales to be killed. In the Antarctic Ocean there are several whales such as the White Hump-Back, Grey Whales, and Minkes Whales. These whales are the only ones the Japanese whalers kill for their scientific research, why not other whales....   [tags: Conservation]
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Green Roof - The definition of a green roof according to Nian She from the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, "is a multilayered vegetated roof covering consisting of a root barrier, a waterproof membrane, an under drainage system, and a layer of growing medium covered by plants" (Theodosiou 2009). Green roofs also known as living roofs have been around for centuries. They were used for insulation back when the world only used natural materials for building. Now-a-days they are considered the sustainable building design of the future....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Conservation and Preservation at the Turn of the 19th Century - Conservation and Preservation at the Turn of the 19th Century Missing Works Cited The environmentalist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries presents a picture of America at the time: torn between the desires to expand while seeking to protect nature. Although all members of the movement sought to protect nature, there were two predominant schools as to how to go about this. In their two philosophies, they created two methods for human interaction with the wilderness. The conservationist movement can be called the utilitarian movement, and sought the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest term....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays] 1891 words
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Cloning: An Option for Endangered Species Conservation - Cloning: An Option for Endangered Species Conservation Review of the Literature Geneticists know that the technology of cloning lies in the palm of their hands, and its use on domestic animals and now endangered species has already proven successful (“Endangered Species”; Fields-Meyer and Seaman;Holt et al.; Lanza et al.; Trivedi). The question I ask now is this: Will cloning be used in the conservation of endangered species. This very question has sparked debate between the scientific community and many conservationists....   [tags: Biology Clone Cloning]
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Civilian Conservation Corps and the Great Depression - Civilian Conservation Corps and the Great Depression “ Our greatest task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously. It can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the government itself, treating the task as we would threat the emergency of war, but at the same time, through this employment, accomplishing greatly needed projects to stimulate and recognize the use of our national resources.” Franklin D. Roosevelt March 4, 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt indeed turned the lives of many young male Americans around....   [tags: American America History]
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John Muir and the Environmental Conservation Movement - The conservation movement of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the environmental movement which came about after 1950 had symbolic and ideological relationships, but were quite different in their social roots and objectives. A clear point is that especially in the beginning, only the elite, wealthy class, had time left to think and enjoy nature and joined the environmental movement organizations. It was born out a movement of amateurs. The organizations of the environmental movement viewed natural resources such as water, land, and air, as recourses that would improve the quality of life (Sandbach, 1980)....   [tags: Environmental] 1255 words
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Challenges, Success, and the Future of Conservation at the SCB 2009 Annual Meeting in Beijing - The Society for Conservation Biology, the global society of conservation professionals, held its first annual meeting on the Asian continent this summer. Conservation: Harmony for Nature and Society was hosted by the Institute of Botany at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and brought together over 1,200 conservation scientists and practioners from 74 different countries. Presentations spanned a wide range of topics and geographic regions, but particularly focused on Asia and its unique conservation challenges....   [tags: Meeting Minutes] 831 words
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Conservation and Economics: A Constant Struggle in the Past and Present A Mutual Relationship in the Future - Conquerors and competitors, that’s what humans and all animals are to a point; every living thing on Earth has one mission: survive and reproduce. The balance of the environment relies on this concept of constant competition, but this balance also has checks and controls if it is damaged or becomes unstable. Humans have developed to the point where they can completely exploit the environment however they want. There are no natural predators to control our population, we fight diseases with ground-breaking technology, and we replace native plants and animals with ones that fit our “needs” more suitably....   [tags: Economics ]
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Progression vs Conservation-From the View Point of Third World Countries - ... We can by all means change our lifestyle and conform to the depletion of environment yet still optimize progression. Certain group of people says that progression brought about the deterioration of the environment. Well, this statement is not accurate because in reality, we should be complimenting our environment and ecosystem. Likewise, our environment would do us good if mankind knows how to conserve it effectively. Our planet can satisfy our needs to many useful resources, thus, there is no need for mankind to burden our environment....   [tags: developing, economic, progression] 3076 words
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Commentary on The Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold - ... When the book became a best seller in the 1970’s, more and more people start campaigning for better help and overall conservation with nature. More and more people in the community started planting trees, helping forests, and raising money for endangered wildlife. When I read this book, I was amazed by the amount of things I have never seen or heard of before that Leopold would see as everyday sightings. There are people, like me, that have been in the city so long that they cannot remember the last time that they even saw natural lake, or even the sea....   [tags: Conservation, Nature]
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Florida Manatee and Sea Turtle Efforts - Within the state of Florida there are dozens of individualized, non-profit organizations making an effort to help the local wildlife. The local land and marine wildlife includes birds, geckos, frogs, snakes, panthers, manatees, sea turtles, fishes, sharks, corals, lizards and many, many more. Florida State is located on the Southeastern tip of the United States providing a unique opportunity for conservation of salt-water animals. While there are animal conservation efforts taking place all over the world, this essay will focus on two animal species that humans are specifically trying to save in Florida State....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation] 1410 words
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A Future Conservation Officer: Battling Physical Challenges - A Future Conservation Officer: Battling Physical Challenges The career that I would like to achieve is the one that I have dream of since my dad inspired me as a little boy. I have always wanted to be a conservation officer for northern Michigan. A conservation officer must be able to perform all the tasks set before him. Some of these are enforcing fish and wildlife laws, patrolling and protecting parks and forests, and maintaining the environment. For me as a dyslexic this makes learning and mean tanning a professional standard in the job field hard....   [tags: Personal Narrative Career Essays] 963 words
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The Power of Green Technology - In the last three years alone, the advancements made in green technology have been massive. Already there are examples of green technology that have been made readily available to residential consumers at affordable rates with realistic reimbursements through reduced billing amounts, tax breaks, and increased efficiencies. The science of green technology continues to grow however, with more environmentally friendly and efficient methods of accomplishing everyday tasks on residential, commercial, and industrial levels....   [tags: Conservation, Environment]
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A Walk towards Conservation: Waste will Never be the Answer - A Walk towards Conservation: Waste will Never be the Answer It was a hot summer Sunday morning, a little less than twelve years ago, when my family walked (though my sisters and I did this begrudgingly) home from church. When we finally reached our house, not but a mere five blocks away, we each had one thought on our minds, breakfast. While one of us emptied the dishwasher, and another began to set the table, the other would help my mom prepare the eggs. And as this almost habitual process unraveled, a large aluminum bowl, not far from the stove, would begin to fill with the remains and peels of uncooked fruits and vegetables, egg shells, and coffee grinds....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2175 words
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Heat Conservation Advantages for Penguins When Huddling - Heat Conservation Advantages for Penguins When Huddling Aim and Introduction My aim is to find out the heat conservation advantages are for penguins are when huddling. I will be huddling boiling tubes (to represent the penguins) containing hot water (to represent the penguins' blood) and measuring the temperature over a period of time. I also had a control boiling tube on its own to see how the temperature is affected by not huddling. ===================================================================== To keep themselves warm penguins use blubber as well as stiff tightly packed feathers (up to 70 per sq in)....   [tags: Papers] 1492 words
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Drinking Water: We Need Water Conservation - Our planet is covered with water. More than 70 % of the Earth’s surface is covered with lapping tides or splashing waves.  However, most of the water that covers Earth’s surface contains salt  “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink”(Coleridge). This quote from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner illustrates the reality of our water situation here on Earth.  The sea of water that surrounds us seems abundant enough to last forever, but it isn’t something we can actually use to sustain ourselves....   [tags: Potable Water Resources 2014]
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The Shrinking Tiger Population - George Bernard Shaw quotes, “When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport, when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity.” In the 1900s the tiger population was over 100,000 counting all nine subspecies; however their population has pummeled to an estimated 4,000 to 7,000, which accounts for only six of the nine subspecies. Three in which have already been extinct since the early to mid 1900s (WWF). Tigers are one of the largest species in the cat family and also one of the fastest disappearing species in the world due to human-tiger conflicts....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation] 1750 words
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Endangered Species Protection - ... About 90 countries are part are part of the IWC. In some cases the nations have different laws depending on the nation. For instance in 1971 the U.S. declared all commercially exploited whales endangered species and made it illegal to import any whale products. Nations that are members of the IWC agree to follow the IWA. The IWA stands for the International Whaling Agreement. The IWA is the IWC’s commission's founding agreement. The agreement forbids the hunting of certain whales like the blue, bowhead, finback, gray, humpback, right, sei, and sperm whales that the U.S....   [tags: Animals, Conservation]
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Wisconsin Gray Wolf - Wisconsin Gray Wolf Walking through the forests of northern Wisconsin, one may have the fortune to hear the haunting howl of the gray wolf, rising and falling in the cool air. This majestic predator has long inhabited the wilderness of Wisconsin but was nearly wiped out by human imposed threats. Since the gray wolf’s disappearance from the state, great lengths were dedicated to bringing the wolves back. Through dedication, education, research, and improvements to habitat, the gray wolf once more roams the northern woods of Wisconsin....   [tags: Wildlife, Conservation] 555 words
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Is It Possible to Restore a Balance between the Conservation of the Natural Environment and the Growing Global Needs of Humans - ... For example the goal of nature-friendly commercial agriculture could be reached through a combination of modifying farming practices, creating wildlife corridors through agricultural lands, breeding or engineering plants that require less water, are more nutritious and produce their own pesticides and encouraging healthier human diets that emphasize reduced meat consumption. Over 50% of the worlds 7 billion people don’t really care about biodiversity or sustaining it has they think it will have no implication on the future aspirations and goals, but this is completely inaccurate....   [tags: environmental issues]
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Poverty Abolition and Biodiversity Preservation: Livelihood Case Study Around Mikumi National Park, Tanzania - Case Study Examples The following two case-studies have been selected to unravelling the complex association between poverty abolition and biodiversity preservation. The first one will give the insights about an existing conservation projects impact on surrounding people’s life, mainly economic perspective. The second one is the categorization and evaluation of project portfolio of conservation NGO. It will highlight the general trend of conservations projects worldwide, their rational, approach, outcome and impact as well as input towards poverty eradication....   [tags: conservation, poverty, protected areas]
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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation - ... Community forestry has contributed to improving and diversifying livelihoods by mobilizing locally available natural forest. As per the Forest Act (1993), community forest user groups (CFUGs) retain 100% of revenues generated and 25% are used in forest development activities (Ojha, Persha & Chhatre, 2009). Under CF, the focus is to meet the local’s demand regarding forest products and protect forest, so CFUG are the manager of the forest. The CF’s priority is protection and production of forest related needs for its user (Acharya, 2004; Shrestha, Shrestha & Shrestha, 2010), this will complement the goal of REDD+....   [tags: carbon, forests, conservation] 1792 words
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Sanibel, Florida: The Nature and Biodiversity Protection Program - ... The Comprehensive Land Use Plan designated six distinct ecological zones and densities based on the environmental attributes. For each ecological zone, the report identified the local climate, geology, subsurface and surface hydrology, soils, vegetation, wildlife, functions, and elements essential to these functions (LARP, 2012). This is where information was gathered and synthesized to further promote preservation of the island's natural resources. The “Sanibel Zoning and Planning Committee” was formed to work with Lee County to insure orderly development and limit building height, but it met with little success (Visit Florida, 2013)....   [tags: environment, conservation, diversity]
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The Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) Act of 1991 and California - The Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) Act of 1991 and California The Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) Act of 1991 was established by the California Legislature, is directed by the Department of Fish and Game, and is being implemented by the state, and public and private partnerships to protect habitat in California1. As opposed to the single species interpretation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), this act aims at protecting many species using a regional approach to habitat preservation....   [tags: Environment Nature Ecology Ecological Essays]
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Conservation of Tillmans Ravine and Stokes State Forest in New Jersey - Conservation of Tillmans Ravine and Stokes State Forest in New Jersey In 1907 the New Jersey Forest and Park Commission purchased 5,432 acres of land in the northwest corner of the state and named it "Stokes State Forest" in honor of Governor Edward Stokes who had 500 acres. Some of the tracts included in the original purchases were acquired for one dollar per acre. subsequent acquisitions have slowly increased the total land area to it's present size of over 17,000 acres. Stokes State Forest is managed as a multi-use forest with the primary functions of protecting the natural resources while serving the public at the same time....   [tags: Papers] 357 words
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Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold Saved the Beauty of the Wilderness - ... He saw nature as a place where people could go and relax from every day problems. He believed that wilderness should be left alone, because man could not know was right for nature. For him the wilderness was a sanctuary, free from developed places. He was very spiritual. Muir in this article compares U.S. with other civilized nations in the world such as, France, Japan, Switzerland, Russia etc. that have been compelled to care for their forests by systematic managing. He also says that, “In their natural condition, or under wise management, keeping out destructive sheep, preventing fires, selecting the trees that should be cut for lumber, and preserving the young ones, these forests woul...   [tags: forrest, conservation, environmnent] 1016 words
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Possible Methods of Sustainability at University of Ottawa - ... Ottawa has many programs and companies in place that are devoted to the conservation of resources and the production of renewable energy. These include, but are not limited to, companies such as: Sustainable Development Technology Canada, a not-for-profit foundation which was created and funded by the government of Canada in 2001, “that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies which provide solutions to issues of climate change, clean air, water quality and soil, and which deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians” (Sustainable Development Technology Canada, 2014); and Sustainable Ottawa, a non-profit cooperative who’s goals are...   [tags: environment, gender, conservation ] 2521 words
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The Hawaiian Duck is an Endangered Species - ... The Hawaiian Duck is blessed with one of the best habitats in the world. It resides in the beautiful islands and the epitome of all beautiful islands known as Hawaii. They are mostly found in lowland wetlands, river valleys, and mountain streams. This works to this bird’s advantages. They mostly try to stay away from the more urban parts of Hawaii and stick to their usual wetland setting. However, there not much of these habitats around on the virtually miniature island of Hawaii, which makes this bird’s effort of trying to stick around, just that much harder....   [tags: Conservation, Habitat, Bird] 532 words
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A Critique of O. P. Dwivedis Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism - A Critique of O. P. Dwivedis Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism In his article Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism, O. P. Dwivedi argues that we must reawaken religious values if the world is going to reduce the current level of environmental degradation. He suggests that religious beliefs can serve as a crucial foundation in helping to create a self-consciously moral society which would put conservation and respect for Gods creation first, and relegate individualism, materialism, and our modern desire to dominate nature in a subordinate place....   [tags: Environment Environmental Papers] 2052 words
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Grazing Versus Ecosystem Conservation: Managed Grazing Techniques Must be Implemented - Grazing Versus Ecosystem Conservation: Managed Grazing Techniques Must be Implemented One of the major issues confronting western America is that of environmental conservation and protection versus agricultural essentials and needs. This issue includes the environmentalists' fight against herbicides and pesticides, reservoirs for irrigation water, and livestock grazing on public land. The controversy that this essay confronts will be that of the desire to use public land for livestock grazing versus the importance of preserving the rangeland ecosystem....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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Towards Conserving and Restoring the Eco-System for a Better Tomorrow - ... The human population is burgeoning by the day. They need a shelter. What do they do. They clear forests, national parks and water catchment areas to settle. Mau in Kenya is an example if this. Demand for rhino horns and elephant tusks is ever rising majorly from the East. The horns are used to make ornaments and some believe when crushed the powder can be used as medicine. We are losing our nations pride in a devastating manner. By the end of September this year, Kenya the largest sanctuary of wildlife in East Africa had lost 190 elephants and 34 rhinos, a greater number than the previous year....   [tags: environment, conservation, economy, fuel] 1093 words
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Energy Resources: Conservation of Coal - Coal is a vital resource that we depend upon as human beings. We use coal everyday either for transportation or heating a building. We need to stop taking advantage of it and start finding new ways to produce energy. Coal is a fossil fuel. It can be identified as a black or brown rock that can be ignited and burned for energy. It is chemically made up of sulfur, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen elements. Coal is classified by degrees of hardness, moisture, and heat content. As the sea deposits layers of other materials over the peat through centuries, the peat was tightly compacted and dried....   [tags: fossil fuels, wind energy, deforestation, mining]
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Paying for International Environmental Public Goods by Rodrigo Arriagada and Charles Perrings - In this paper, I will base on articles, Paying for International Environmental Public Goods and Economic Incentives and Wildlife Conservation to discuss what an impure public good is, the types of externalities associated with impure public goods, the technology of public good supply, and the types of economic incentives (positive and negative) that are created for impure public goods with different technologies of public good supply. According to Paying for International Environmental Public Goods, which is written by Rodrigo Arriagada and Charles Perrings, it mainly discusses how to prevent international environmental public goods (IEPG)....   [tags: wild life exploitation, conservation]
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Proposed Solutions for Problems with the Federal Government's Management of Their Land - ... All of these approaches would disperse control over the lands to improve environmental stewardship and economic competence. The primary concern for privatizing lands is that they will be “exploited and ravaged” for short-term profit therefore causing environmental destruction (Moeller, 2002). Places like Wyoming and Montana, have large coal deposits. The federal government in 1976 Congress passed an Act requiring BLM to maximize economic recovery of federal coal sources in Powder River Basin, for US use (could last nearly a century), but in recent years the government is considering exporting to Asia (decreasing the coal supply to as little as 25 years)....   [tags: privitization, conservation, state] 994 words
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