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Chapter 2 - Why? a) Heath hen ( Tympanuchus cupido ) b)...

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Chapter 2. Neglect and Exploitation A) Pliny, the natural historian of the Roman Empire’s observations B) What are man's philosophical relationships with wildlife? Indigenous man Devloping man Modern man C) Neglect and exploitation examples: Ernest Thompson Seton (post-Columbian years) 10 million elk, 1 million moose, 1/2 mil. Black bear, 40 mil. WT deer, 10 mil. mule deer, 1.5 to 2 mil. mtn. sheep, 1 mil. mtn. goats, 30-40 mil pronghorn, 60 to 75 mil. bison, and 3 to 5 billion passenger pigeons considered inexhaustible 1) Bison (Bison) a) The slaughter – From 60 million (1860) to 150 (1889). Why? 2) Passenger pigeon ( Ectopistes migratorius ) a) Market hunting plus trains and telegraphs Economic Loss. What? 3) Other species extinct or severely depleted:
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Unformatted text preview: Why? a) Heath hen ( Tympanuchus cupido ) b) Carolina parakeet c) Wood duck ( Aix sponsa ) d) Wild turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo ) e) Black-footed ferret ( Mustela nigripes ) 4) Predator control: Public perception vs. Management needs a) Wolf ( Canis lupus ) distribution in North America. 1) Kenai Peninsula 13) Alexander Archipelago 2) Melville 14) Eastern 3) Mexican 15) Mackenzie Tundra 4) Newfoundland 16) ? 5) Banks Tundra 17) Mongollon Mountain 6) Columbia 18) Texas Grey 7) Vancouver 19) Great Plains 8) Cascade 20) Mackenzie River 9) Hudson Bay 21) Greenland 10) Saskatchewan 22) Alaska Black 11) Rocky Mountain 23) Alaska Tundra 12) Labrador 24) Blue Mountain...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course BIO 260 taught by Professor Dannyraymer during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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