CONSERVATION ISSUES

Conservation issues are a growing concern for most scientists. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction. Conservation issues include the protection of trees, animals and wetlands.
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William Temple Hornaday

Hornaday, William Temple (1854-1937), a United States naturalist. He was active in promoting game preserves and laws for the protection of wildlife.

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  • What is the most harmful type of diversity loss?

    What is the most harmful type of diversity loss?

    Flagship species like leopards, whales and wolves grace wildlife calendars, bring in big conservation dollars and help regulate their ecosystems. But what about the tiny guys you won't find on your calendar? How important are they to Earth's biodiversity? See more »

  • What would it take to save every endangered species?

    What would it take to save every endangered species?

    If it takes $1 million a year to save the California condor, how much would it take to save every endangered species? Is it possible, and how can we save species we don't even know exist? See more »

  • What's the Earth's biggest threat to biodiversity?

    What's the Earth's biggest threat to biodiversity?

    Our planet would be a much different place without its richly diverse ecosystems full of plants, animals and microorganisms. What poses the biggest danger to the millions of species that call Earth home? See more »

  • Why is biodiversity important?

    Why is biodiversity important?

    Biodiversity means rainforests and reefs teeming with species right? There's more to it than that though. Genetic diversity has a big role to play, too. Just ask that cheetah cub. See more »

  • Will all farms in the future be indoors?

    Will all farms in the future be indoors?

    As the world's population booms, we'll need more farmland to grow all the food it takes to feed everyone. Where are those farms going to be? Could it be build up instead of out? See more »

  • Will there be farms in New York City's skyscrapers?

    Will there be farms in New York City's skyscrapers?

    Vertical farming is a method of large-scale farming in an urban environment. Learn about the benefits of a vertical farm and vertical farming technology. See more »

  • The Ultimate Save the Rainforest Quiz

    The Ultimate Save the Rainforest Quiz

    Everyone is talking green these days, but do you know that we also have to take extra steps to help save the worlds rainforests? Developing countries that are anxious to produce cash crops are rapidly destroying valuable rainforests. The world’s rainforests help sustain our delicate ecological balance and we will be in big trouble if we do not preserve them. Take this quiz now to learn how to help save the rainforests. See more »

  • Air Pollution

    Air Pollution

    Air Pollution, the contamination of the air by impurities. These impurities, called pollutants, can occur naturally or they can be produced by human activities. See more »

  • Ecology

    Ecology

    Ecology, the study of the ways in which living organisms influence and are influenced by the environment. See more »

  • Environment

    Environment

    Environment, an organism's surroundings. Environment includes other living things as well as such nonliving constituents as water, air, light, soil, and temperature. See more »

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