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Unformatted text preview: ENVIR 101 May/10/08 Mr. Ryan Morris What can we do to protect the Earth? After researching which animals are endangered and what the U.S. government is doing to protect them, it became clear that many laws to protect animals and their habitats have been made over the years. There are laws requiring developers to get permission for construction projects on undeveloped land. There are laws prohibiting the hunting of endangered species. These laws require payment of hefty fines or possible jail time. The U.S. government has made numerous campaigns to get people’s attention about endangered species. ‘Earth Day’, which is once a year, is one example of environmental awareness campaigns. There are many other smaller campaigns here and there. If there are laws protecting endangered species, awareness campaigns, and the like then why animals become endangered? There are many reasons like the destruction of habitats, pollution, over-fishing, and illegal hunting of exotic species. Many animals are over-hunted because of their meat, fur, oils, ivory, and other parts, which are very...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2008 for the course ENVIROMENT 101 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '08 term at Pierce College.
- Spring '08