Swamped with your writing assignments? Take the weight off your shoulder!
Please respond to each question below. Cited sources, including textbook references ARE REQUIRED. Answer each question in a full essay response, citing the textbooks and external sources properly in APA format. You will be graded on formal writing style and grammar. Each question must include at least one reference; if using the textbook, page numbers are required (Author, year, p. X). Because this is a policy course, writing and accuracy of the facts presented are essential!
Resources and Readings:
(Chapter 9) Hanna, S., Blough, H., Allen, R., Iudicello, S., Matlock, G., & McCay, B. (2000). Fishing grounds: Defining a new era for American fisheries management. New York, NY: Island Press.
International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN]. ( 2012). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Retrieved from https://www.iucnredlist.org
International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN]. (n.d.). Overview of the IUCN Red List. Retrieved from https://www.iucnredlist.org/about/overview
Sutherland, W.J., Barnard, P., Broad, S., Clout, M., Connor, B., Côté, I.M., … Ockendon, N. (2017, January). A 2017 horizon scan of emerging issues for global conservation and biological diversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(1), 31-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.11.005 Retrieved from https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/pdf/S0169-5347(16)30218-X.pdf
Question 1: Describe the purpose and requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. Then, list the basic components of an Environmental Impact Statement. You may refer to the following website https://www.epa.gov/oecaerth/basics/nepa.html. Be sure to cite the sources used to develop your answer.
Question 2: Explain the difference between federally threatened species and federally endangered species. Provide at least two examples of species in each category. Include citations and websites from which you developed your response.
Question 3: A wind farm has just been proposed near your home. Research the impacts on wildlife related to wind turbines and explain them. Discuss whether the pros outweigh the cons, or vice versa. Support your answer with websites and literature you found on this topic.
Question 4: Explain in detail at least 2 emerging issues that Sutherland et al. (2017) identified as having the potential to substantially affect global biological diversity.