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Unformatted text preview: Harrison Little – Position Paper 1 2.10.08 Global Conservationism. The variety of genetic make-up amongst species, their communities, ecosystems, and their natural habitat has come to be known as biodiversity. The wide array of biodiversity in the world today has come from billions of years of evolution, through both surrounding influences and through genetic mutation. Biodiversity has been viewed as necessary to the support of Mother Nature and for the benefit of all other species. Diverse species existing together is essential to the earth’s ecosystem supporting itself. However, the harmonious coexistence of humans and animals in an ecosystem is a current challenge faced by modern society. It is increasingly difficult for humans to respect diverse animal populations that demand land and certain habitats. Many specific cases have arisen in the world where animals are crowded out of their environment by humans, from the extinction of the Kinabatagan orangutan to the endangerment of the American Bald Eagle. Currently, most efforts for moving towards coexistence between the two are to extract humans from animal’s environments. Many reservations and national parks are protected around the world from land developers. These preserves have protected animals in their natural habitat and have helped replenish diminishing endangered populations. Many of natural habitat and have helped replenish diminishing endangered populations....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course BIO 301e taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08