White Paper- DogLover846

My Hypothesis:

Zoos and nature reserves help increase the population of different species and protect endangered animals through different research, protected areas and breeding

Source 1: Aye-Aye Conservation: The Role of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust

Background: This article, “Aye-Aye Conservation: The Role of The Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust” by Anna T.C Feistier and J. Bryan Carroll explains that Gerald Durrell founded his zoo in 1959 where he reintroduced endangered animals to their natural habitats, restored the habitats as well as research the different species to get an understanding of there habitats, instincts, and bodies. They also educate the people so they can learn and protect the animals in the future. Lastly, they ended up hiring professional trainers and performed strategies to protect and save the endangered species. I intend to use this article to show that saving endangered animals can start off as a small zoo and turn into sanctuaries where the animals can roam around while being researched and studied to prevent their species of becoming extinct.

Source 2: https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/izy.12164

Background: In this article ” The Role of Zoos and Aquariums in Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations” by Tania Gilbert and Pritpal S. Soorae states that conversation translocations can reverse the act of extinction by allowing the animals to thrive in the wild and create small wild populations. This also permits research and studies made on the animals even though they are essentially living in the wild. I intend to use this article by showing that conversation translocations are helping the endangered animals re-establish there ways of living just like they were in the wild. While also, growing their population and restoring their species.

Source 3: http://www.catsg.org/cheetah/05_library/5_3_publications/S/Sale_1986_Re-introduction_in_Indian_wildlife_management.pdf

Background: This source, “Reintroduction In Indian Wildlife Management” by J.B Sale shows reintroduction can increase endangered species populations by, translating specific animals to a protected locations, that is geographically similar as their own habitat. However, it is protected from human activities such as hunting or anything in that sort. I intend to use this article to show that we can relocation endangered animals and transplant them in an area where they can be safe but are still able to live their life just the same as if they were still in the wild.

Source 4: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Benjamin-Beck/publication/290031975_Conservation_Program_for_the_Golden_Lion_Tamarin_Captive_Research_and_Management_Ecological_Studies_Educational_Strategies_and_Reintroduction/links/57613e5a08aeeada5bc4d5d9/Conservation-Program-for-the-Golden-Lion-Tamarin-Captive-Research-and-Management-Ecological-Studies-Educational-Strategies-and-Reintroduction.pdf

Background: This article, “Conservation Program for the Golden Lion Tamarin: Captive Research
and Management, Ecological Studies, Educational Strategies, and Reintroduction” by Devra G. Kleiman states that will research, management and strategies will increase the population of endangered species as well as give a better understanding of what is needed to research and provide for the species to succeed. I intend to use this article to show how different skills management, and strategies can grow a population and increase the knowledge of those who are looking to protect the species.

Source 5: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&=&context=ijsap&=&sei-redir=1&referer=https%253A%252F%252Fscholar.google.com%252Fscholar%253Fstart%253D30%2526q%253D%252522endangered%252Bspecies%252522%252B%25252BZoo%252B%25252Bconservation%252B%25252Brare%252B%252522wildlife%252Bpreservation%252522%2526hl%253Den%2526as_sdt%253D0%252C31#search=%22endangered%20species%20%2BZoo%20%2Bconservation%20%2Brare%20wildlife%20preservation%22

Background: This source, “The Importance of National and International Zoo Cooperation” by Jeremy J.C. Mallinson, states that by breeding animals until it is a self-sustaining population, distributing the species so that the population can grow, then once the it has grown enough that they can be brought back to their native habitats or in a sanctuary where they can be studied. This all can help the species population grow and have less species become endangered. I intend to use this article to show that breeding, relocation and having the species brought back to their native environment can help the specific species become stronger and more adaptable in different environments, leading their population to grow since they are now able to live in different conditions.

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2 Responses to White Paper- DogLover846

  1. davidbdale says:

    Looking over your Summaries, DogLover, I get the sense that you’re embarked on an informational survey of methods zoos and reserves use to protect, promote, and either reintroduce or relocate species after they’ve built up a sustainable-sized group. 3000 words devoted to that effort will surely be useful to anyone unfamiliar with the idea of endangered species and efforts to stave off their extinction.

    Nothing wrong with that.

    It doesn’t challenge conventional thinking or surprise anyone who is aware that climate change and human devastation of natural habitats threaten wildlife. Or that good people everywhere struggle against that loss of biological diversity and find inventive ways to provide sustainability for species we value.

    I wonder if you can find the unexpected as you study your sources. I hope you’ll be surprised, record and grapple with that surprise, and share the discoveries and your excitement at finding them.

    For sure, species are already “relocating” themselves, aren’t they, in reaction to changing weather patterns and temperature changes? It’s hard to maple trees to relocate without assistance, but fish are migrating permanently in the ocean to follow their preferred temperatures, right? What else does Nature do in reaction to global changes that humans can learn and adopt to save species? That would provide a fresh angle. Another would be the discovery that global warming or the leveling of rainforest acres benefits many species at the expense of others. I know from my own research that all environmental changes shift the balance of species.

    For example, fertilizer runoff from South Jersey yards and farms spill into the Barnegat Bay, which overfeeds the algae and creates masses of seaweed. Good for the flora, but devastating for the shellfish that suffer permanent midnight on the sea floor when the algae block all the sunlight from penetrating the water. It’s nearly eliminated the shellfish industry.

    These observations might seem a bit off-topic now, but as you read about WHY animals need saving, and what conditions they NEED, you might find them more useful to consider.

    That’s what the White Paper is for, DogLover, a PLACE to record your reactions to your sources (and all of your fresh insights) WHILE you’re reading them.

    Please Reply to Feedback always, DL. It’s the primary value of the course, and I love the conversations, but I tire of them when they become one-sided. Thanks!


  2. davidbdale says:

    When you first posted it, this was a preliminary assignment. It was among the better first drafts then, but now it’s far behind where it should be, DogLover.

    Use this White Paper to take Notes and record your impressions of your sources AS YOU READ THEM, the best way to begin converting your research material into language of your own that you can export to your short arguments when it’s time to draft them. You don’t appear to have investigated your sources any further than when you first posted them.

    This post will be regraded from time to time, or on your specific request.


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