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60 Free Essays on Endangered Species

  1. The Hippopotamus: Endangered Species Report

    The Hippopotamus: Endangered Species Report Jason Wapiennik Mr. Trippeer, Biology January 6th, 1997 The ban on elephant ivory trading has slowed down the poaching of elephants, but now poachers are getting their ivory from another creature, the hippopotamus. For the poacher, the hippo is an easy t

  2. Endangered Species Study: Jaguars

    Endangered Species Study: Jaguars I. The jaguars of Central and South America have been being killed for game and protection. This cat used to have homes around the United States to Uruguay, but ever since the fears of extinction the jaguars have moved to the undeveloped rain forests in Latin Ame

  3. Endangered Species

    Endangered Species Endangered species are living things whose population is so reduced that they are threatened with extinction. Thousands of species are included in this category. The International Union for the Conservation of nature and Natural Resources publishes a list of threatened mammals,

  4. Protection of Endangered Species

    Out of all the species that have ever existed since the beginning of time, 98% of them are extinct (Facts). There are an estimated 5-10 million species that exist currently and only 1.5 million have been identified (Sherry, 2). Scientists classify species into six different groups: plants, animals,

  5. Endangered Species

    Vimal Raval Prof. Clancy The American Alligator is an amazing reptile, having survived almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. Having been hunted almost for extinction, this reptile has made an amazing comeback in recent years. Inhabiting almost every bod

  6. Media

    Danielle Engel Do Chimpanzees Belong In The Entertainment Industry? Do chimpanzees belong in the entertainment industry? That is a question many people do not bother to ask themselves as they are watching a chimp dressed as a ballerina at the circus or when they watch a one year old chimp pe

  7. Endangered Species Act

    We have to put a stop to this and weaken the power that the Edangered Species Act has on us. People are getting laid off there jobs and millions of our tax dollars are being spent on the Endangered Species Act (ESA)all the time. Is it worth all of this for these endandered species. Must humans su

  8. Questions for Readings

    TA - Jenn GISAT 160 / Fall 2008 Pappas Read the assigned text three times slowly before starting to answer the questions. Answer in complete sentences and provide specific examples from the text. Maximum length is four pages at 12-point type, with 1.5-line spacing, and 1-inch margins 1

  9. Endangered Species

    There are thousands of endangered species, which are populations of both plants and animals whose numbers have been diminished so they're very close to extinction. Over the past two hundred years, more than 10 thousand species have become extinct worldwide, and forty percent of all species are enda

  10. Humans’ Moral Obligation to Preserve Endangered Species

    Humans’ Moral Obligation to Preserve Endangered Species Many species that exists today are becoming endangered to extinction. In the past era where humans did not exist, extinction occurred due to natural causes. On this present time however, extinction of species are threatened by humansâ€

  11. Endangered Species

    Endangered Species To Whom It May Concern: Current situation The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the most popular and effective environmental laws ever enacted. It is a commitment by the American people to work together to protect and restore those species that are most at risk of ex

  12. Is It Ethical to Modify the Genes of Living Organisms?

    Is it ethical to modify the genes of living organisms? Genetic engineering is the act of modifying the genes of different living organisms. It has developed greatly since the first genetically engineered medicine for humans was approved in 1968. Until today, scientists have been able to discover

  13. Endangered Species

    Endangerment is a broad issue, one that involves the animals as well as the environments where they live and interact with one another. In order to solve or even slightly elevate this problem, every aspect must be studied. So exactly what could cause the endangerment of animals? There are several

  14. Endangered Species

    Endangered Species Endangered species is a broad issue, one that involves the habitats and environments where species reside and intermingle with one another. Some measures are being taken to help specific cases of endangerment, but the question I have is should the Endangered Species Act be stre

  15. The Endangered Species Act Has Not Lived Up to Its Mandate

    The Endangered Species Act Has Not Lived Up To Its Mandate The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has recovered only 12 of 1304 species in its 32-year history (Pombo, 2005). This is less than 1% rate of species recovery, a dismal success level for a federal government program financed by taxpayers.

  16. Endangered Species

    Would you like having your children live in a world where the great American Bald Eagle no longer soars through our skies? Would you wipe the last existing members of an animal species off the face of this earth just to grade a field for a mall parking lot? Believe it or not, some people and industr

  17. Animal Rights and Endangered Species

    Animal Rights and Endangered Species Should we put a stop to animal cruelty? In my opinion I would say yes. Animal cruelty refers to treatment or standards of care that causes unnecessary neglect, pain suffering, harm, and death upon a animal. All over the world everyday an animal is abuse, aband

  18. Should the Endangered Species Act Be Strengthened?

    “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. It is a many faceted treasure, of value to scholars, scientists, and nature lovers alike, and it forms a vital part of the heritage we all share as Americans.”-P

  19. Endangered Species

     There are thousands of endangered species, which are populations of both plants and animals whose numbers have been diminished so they're very close to extinction. Over the past two hundred years, more than 10 thousand species have become extinct worldwide (Stalcup 19). In 2002, nin

  20. Exploring Interhuman Ethics Through the Perspective of Higher Animal Species

    Higher Animals Logically and psychologically, the best and easiest breakthrough past the traditional boundaries of interhuman ethics is made confronting higher animals. Animals defend their lives; they have a good of their own, suffer pains and pleasures like ourselves. Human moral concern should

  21. Endangered Species and Envirmental Problems

    Endangered Species and Environmental problems I believe that the most serious environmental problem is the fact that there are too many endangered and threaten species in the world. Not only am I talking about animals but I am also talking about plants. With out any of these species the circle o

  22. Endangered Species Act

    Many plants and animals have been dwindling in number for quite some time. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, some 1,135 plants and animals are on the brink of extinction. It is important to make sure that no species die out so as to not upset the environmental balance. When we prot

  23. Environmental Ethics

    Environmental Ethics Introduction Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its nonhuman contents. It is the part of environmental philosophy which considers the ethical relationship be

  24. Everglades

    Destruction of the Everglades Florida was once swampy rural backwater and the poorest and emptiest state in the South but now that modern technology has given us this like air condition and bug spray Florida has become a paradise. Or has it? New research suggests that the Everglades is colla

  25. Fighting the Good Fight

    The Battle Against Global Warming For hundreds of years earth has survived catastrophic events, from deadly earthquakes, tsunamis, wars, and even life-ending meteorite clashes, but today nothing can match the impending doom that global warming brings. While this is not new for our planet, more t

  26. Endangered Species

    Currently in Canada, there are 543 species at risk with another 13 species already extinct. Extinction is caused by habitat destruction, invasive species, pollution, and overexploitation (1). In 1997, a committee was established whose responsibility was to evaluate the status of wildlife at risk in

  27. Endangered Species

    Bonnie Gleason Ecology October 20,1995 Endangered Species One example that can affect mankind if not foretell it, that seems small and insignificant, is the disappearance of frogs. In 1970, a science students was studying frogs

  28. Orca Whales

    Orca Whales The Orca whales, also known as “killer whales” or “sea monster” the scientific name is Orcinus orca, which means “from hell“. The orcas are found all over the globe in all cold and warm regions. Orcas are one of the top predators in the ocean. They are top predator

  29. Endangered Species

    Endangered species: Why bother? Many people don't understand why they should care about an endangered species, especially if they have to shell out money for it, whether it's a part of their taxes or a charitable donation. It surprises me that so many people that want to help endangered species hav

  30. Endangered Fish of the Sea

    Endangered Fish of the Sea xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Axia College of the University of Phoenix The proposed notion that there is a rapid decrease in certain species of fish that are being caught for food, by commercial fisherman, is coming from a ten-year study. It might sound irrational to some peop