Project #13082 - Acting Locally Paper – Part Two

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Write a 1,400 word paper about the ecosystems you have chosen and the species that make up these ecosystems. In your paper, include the following items:

 

·        Describe your pair of ecosystems and the types of current or proposed exploitation in one or both ecosystems.

o   Explain the past, present, and potential future consequences of overexploitation in these ecosystems.

o    Describe the potential costs and benefits of at least two exploitation activities.

 

·        Explain current and potential management of your ecosystems.

o   How can modification, cultivation, or restoration alter these ecosystems?

o   Outline at least two potential management plans beyond cessation of exploitation, and describe the costs and benefits of each.

 

·        Prioritize conservation efforts in your pair of ecosystems based on values and the principles of conservation biology by including the following elements:

 

o   Prioritize species and ecosystems for protection based on the values identified in the Acting Locally Paper – Part One.

 

o   Describe a regional or global threat to your ecosystems, such as global climate change, and outline a plan to combat this threat.

 

o   Rank the priorities of continuing or ceasing exploitation activities, of alternative management plans, and of the plan to combat the regional or global threat to biodiversity.

 

o   Defend your prioritization based on specific values and on your plan’s overall effect on biodiversity, ecological integrity, and economic feasibility.

 

·        Identify at least two specific practical actions and at least two specific political actions you can take to support the top priorities you have identified for the pair of ecosystems.

o   Interpret how these specific actions can support conservation and biodiversity.

 

Cite at least four references.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. You need a title page, introduction (tell me what you will tell me), sections with Level 1  and 2 headings keyed to the bullet points above, a conclusion (tell me what you have told me), and references.

 

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 09/23/2013 09:00 pm
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