Biodiversity Essay Topics

Nature Preservation

In the 21st century, as a result of global-warming, environmentalism has adopted a more inclusive, planetary view. Human abuse of nature is almost as old as recorded history. The loss of biodiversity is not healthy for mankind and it is mostly the man-made causes which contribute to destruction of nature. But now serious steps towards… View Article

Biodiversity Maintenance

It is quite obvious that laws and conventions will not be sufficient to maintain biodiversity, as problems arise with efficient practical implementation. Thus we will try to give some basic statements and theses in order to support the development of useful practical concepts for the maintenance and development of biodiversity in nature conservation. Maintaining biodiversity… View Article

Galapagos Island Case

Introduction Geographical                     The geographical mapping of Galapagos Island is able to support both aquatic life and terrestrial life due to its adverse favorable climatic conditions. This is because this island lies in the Pacific Ocean about 999   km from the South American coast and straddling the Equator. Due to this smart geographical condition, there… View Article

Biodiversity Crisis

As shown by the title, our earth’s biodiversity is at crisis. But some may wonder, what is biodiversity? Wikipedia tells us that biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or on the entire Earth. Interesting enough, my science teacher was starting on the Biodiversity chapter when I spotted this poster…. View Article

Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a Wildlife Sanctuary, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered… View Article

Ecosystem and Major Agricultural Land

Today, biodiversity is exposed to a lot of fatal threats: destruction of habitat, pollution, over-exploitation and climate change. According to Ray Harris (2002), building cities on farmland leads the ruin of territory, for example those in California. He pointed out that nearly half of key major agricultural land in California is filled with buildings. Pearce… View Article

Safeguard the Future of Our Children

We do not realise that the future generation will not be able to survive without the natural resources we are squandering.With so much progress in this world these have started to matter a lot and play an immense role in our lives. Without any worry we waste tonnes and tonnes of water. For eg. we… View Article

The Role of Zoos in Conservation: Ethical Considerations

As the animal rights movement has developed and grown substantially in recent years, there has been an increased focused on the welfare of captive animals. A popular institution that has received much attention for keeping animals captive is the zoo. Because of this focus, zoos have responded by publicizing their positive benefits for existence in… View Article

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting endangered plant and animal speciesand their habitats. Among the goals of wildlife conservation are to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and to recognize the importance of wildlife andwilderness lands to humans.[1] Many nations are government agencies dedicated to wildlife conservation, which help… View Article

British Wildlife

Outline of species along with related anatomy, handling considerations and rehabilitation, release requirements Skeletal system Although the deer’s skeletal system is very similar to a dog or cat’s in terms of its basic structure, although there are some adaptations that they require in order to survive the wild. Deer have long necks which enable them… View Article

Conservation of Biodiversity

Introduction Biodiversity also known as biological diversity is the existence of a wide variety of species (species diversity) or other taxa of plants, animals, and micro organisms in a natural community or habitat, or of communities within a particular environment (ecological diversity) or of a genetic variation within a specie (genetic diversity). (Oxford dictionary of… View Article

Philippine Wildlife

Introduction The Philippine Wildlife has a significant number of plant and animal species that are indigenous in the Philippines. The country’s surrounding waters reportedly have the highest level of biodiversity in the world. The Philippines is considered as one of the seventeen mega diverse countries as well as global biodiversity hotspot. The world’s second largest… View Article

Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Present paper seeks to provide the comprehensive analysis of ecosystems and biodiversity structure and value for the humanity. The thesis is defended that the balance of ecosystems and maintaining biodiversity are central prerequisites for avoiding the future crisis of biosphere of the Earth. The industrial activities of people negatively affect the mentioned balance and result… View Article

Prairie Dogs

“Prairie dogs have a significant effect on biological diversity in prairie ecosystems. More than 200 species of wildlife have been associated with prairie dog towns, with over 140 species benefitting directly…” (Williams 34). Terry Tempest Williams, author of the book “Finding Beauty in a Broken World,” delivers a strong argument as to why prairie dogs… View Article

A Balanced Ecosystem – An Aquarium

The term ecosystem describes both the living and non-living components of an area that interact with one another. All the components are inter-dependant in some way with each other. An ecosystem may be aquatic or terrestrial. In an aquatic ecosystem rocks are needed for shelter and plants provide oxygen for fish. An ecosystem is balanced… View Article

Conservation of Biodiversity

4.3.1 State the arguments for preserving species and habitats. Why conserve biodiversity? The values of biodiversity can be classified as either direct values or indirect values (see pp.119-120 in the IB ESS Course Companion): • Direct values – can be (relatively) easily calculated • goods harvested & destroyed for consumption (eating) or sale in a… View Article

Threats to Biodiversity and Conservation of Biodiversity

Threats to Biodiversity: Habitat loss is mainly due to human population growth, industrialization and changes in the land use patterns, poaching of wild life and man wildlife conflicts. Man has begin to overuse or misuse most of these natural ecosystems. Due to unsustainable resource-use, once productive forests and grasslands have been turned into deserts and… View Article

Wildlife: Biodiversity and Indian Wild Ass

India’s flora and fauna is matchless. In richness, variety and abundance it has hardly any parallel. India’s great latitudinal spread, encompassing a wide range of temperature conditions, makes it rich and varied in flora and fauna. The number of species of flowering plants in the country is about 15,000. There are about 35,000 non-flowering plants…. View Article

Deforestation and Minimal Logging Advantages

Background According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) the country has now only about seven million hectares of forest land left. The illegal logging has contributed to the rapid deforestation not to mention the continuous release of permits to big logging companies. It is no wonder the country suffers from consistent floods… View Article

Natural Heritage of Singapore

Being a land-scarce country of 714.3 square kilometres and having a population density of 7,257 per square kilometer (Singapore Department of Statistics, 2012), every hectare of land in Singapore is extremely important to us. Over the years, widespread urbanisation has led to about 90.2% of our land area being developed (Tan, 2006), exhausting much of… View Article

Save Our Wildlife and Forest for Our Future Generations

Wildlife includes wild animals and plants collectively. As a human being, we need to live in amity with other living things on the Earth. It is glorious that Malaysia is a habitat of much wildlife such as tigers, elephants, lions, leopards and many more. We have to appreciate that our country has such balance ecosystem…. View Article

Air and Water Pollution: The Gulf Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, BP’s oil rig Deepwater Horizon blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and unleashing more than 200 million gallons of oil into the water (Sakashita, N.D.). The spill oiled more than 1,000 miles of shoreline and a study from the Center for Biological Diversity shows that more than… View Article

Biodiversity

Biodiversity presents occurrence of variety of species and their natural community in which they live. By the definition it is “The degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet. It is a measure of the health of ecosystems and is in part a function of climate.” (Rutherford)… View Article

Wildlife Conservation in India

Nature is the major part that gave plenty of chances to flourish mankind. When it comes about doing justice, it’s all what nature do, but not us. We learnt from childhood to save others, to think for others first, and rest all the things. In fact, we are living all because of the nature. And… View Article

Importance for Wildlife Conservation

* Maintains ecological balance & the organisms have their unique positions in food chains, food webs which keep ecological balance. * Wild life contributes to the maintenance of material cycles such as carbon and nitrogen cycles. * For improvement and progress in agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries the genes from wild life preserved as gene… View Article

The Prairie Dog

Cynomys ludovicianus, known more commonly as the prairie dog, has more traditionally been viewed as the pariah of the prairie. However within the last year, attention has been drawn to these furry little rodents. They are extremely unpopular-so much so that for decades the Federal Government has tried desperately to eliminate them. What the government… View Article

Giant Panda and Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife conservation is the most important things in the world. And people have made a lot of progress in this field. In wildlife conservation, people try their best to protect endangered plants and animals, as well as their habitats. The purpose is to make sure that future generations will have enough space to survive and… View Article

Save Species and Ecosystem

Article – 1 In the past, there have been many endangered animals. Now they are extinct. Does it matter? Has our environment been affected by their absence? Has the quality of our own life been changed? The answer to these questions is “Yes.” It does matter if we destroy an endangered species habitat to develop… View Article

Applications of Geographic Information System

ABSTRACT This paper discusses the application of GIS as a tool in monitoring biodiversity with special reference to Pakistan. The major advantages of satellite data are that the large and inaccessible areas can be covered using a standard approach, with a uniform level of detail and at relatively low coast. Networked information like GIS and… View Article

Black Market

I. Introduction The black market is known for the illegal trade that is taking place. The market itself is hidden from the public’s eye due to the state of the goods being traded. We are all aware that this kind of industry exists, yet none is really doing anything to put a stop to it,… View Article