Human Effects and Involvement on Endangered and Extinct Species

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Human effects and involvement on endangered
and extinct species
Tiffany Tierson
Abstract
This paper was constructed to give an overview of the vast majority of species that are disappearing and have disappeared from the earth. With informative knowledge and accurate numbers the reader was introduced to the different ways that animals are becoming extinct, deforestation, overpopulation, economic prosperity, population growth, urban environment, global perspective and science and ethics. Each of these is affecting different species at different rates, but what was concluded by comparing numbers is that humans are truly responsible for their actions and the actions of causing the exaction and endangerment of animals. Humans are the
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According to Henry and Williamson the biggest reason for the Amur tiger’s endangerment is the ethical idea of using their bones for medicinal purposes throughout Asia. (Henry, Williamson, 2008).
The Giant Panda and Urban Expansion
The Giant panda is confined to a small part of South-central china. Their diet consists primarily of the plant bamboo. Years of the Chinese cultivating and making way for a more urban lifestyle has forced these animals to continue to migrate up the mountain where their natural food has become scarce. This species previously ranged throughout most of southern and eastern China. There are even fossils indicating their presence as far south as northern Myanmar and northern Viet Nam and even stretching north nearly to Beijing (http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/712).
The Polar Bear and global warming
Probably one of the most popular of the endangered species because it has been the focus lately for conservation is the polar bear. Polar bears rely mostly on the marine sea ice as a habitat for their survival so this means large scale changes in the environment will ultimately impact the population. The climate changes and great ice melting’s will because the polar bears to have to swim and apply more energy to staying afloat than their bodies are made for. (Derocher et al. 2004)
Results
With the combined research I found the following results relating them individually to each species
The Philautus Poppiae and

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