Assignment Help on Plants and Animals
Recent study made by the Duke University reveal that heavy investment by China in its natural reserves has not only helped the Christmas Pandas but also many other species that include mammals, amphibians and forest birds which are on the verge of extinction (Li & Pimm, 2015). The main focus of the study is not only the species that have been preserved through this investment but it also points out the key areas that have been neglected and endangered species that need to be on the top most priority in terms of protection.
According to the research published by the open-access journal BMC technology, the size of population of Chimpanzees have risen three times. The fact that these species adapt easily to the degraded habitats makes the significance of new and improved strategies that relate conservation a lot more (McCarthy, et al., 2015). Their survival in the human populated areas and incorporation of the food cultivated by humans into their diet also prove that they are behaviorally flexible.
Both the articles are similar in a way that they are aimed at increasing the population of different species of animals.
The main difference between both the texts is that the first one is aimed at the preservation of endangered species and the second one has a prime focus on rethinking of conservation strategies that relate to non-endangered species.
Conservation strategies for both endangered and non-endangered species of animals is important. Providing natural habitat to animals may prove to be an important step towards conservation.
Does the rethinking of the conservation strategies would help in increasing the population size of both the endangered and the non-endangered species?
Li, B. V., & Pimm, S. L. (2015). China’s endemic vertebrates sheltering under the protective umbrella of the giant panda. Conservation Biology. Retrieved September 20, 2015
McCarthy, M. S., Lester, J. D., Howe, E. J., Arandjelovic, M., Stanford, C. B., & Vigilant, L. (2015). Genetic censusing identifies an unexpectedly sizeable population of an endangered large mammal in a fragmented forest landscape. BMC ecology. Retrieved september 20, 2015