2 edition of Grazing to extinction found in the catalog.
Grazing to extinction
Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-50)
|Statement||by John Horning.|
|Contributions||National Wildlife Federation.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 68 p. :|
|Number of Pages||68|
Rare, endemic plants have been driven to extinction or near extinction elsewhere by introduced herbivores (e.g., goats in Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands; Loope et al. ). Our studies represent only a small part of the total picture of mountain goat herbivory. Their habitats are badly degraded or lost entirely to livestock grazing. Grevy’s zebras are hunted for their meat, skins, and medicinal purposes. Zebras are social animals and live together in large groups, called herds. As they migrate to new feeding grounds, ‘super herds’ may form consisting of thousands of individuals.
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Earlier this year the Trump administration lowered the monthly fee for grazing on public lands and national forests from $ to $ — the lowest price allowed by law. The fee covers one “animal month” — 30 days of grazing — for each cow, or cow with calf. The same fee applies for every five sheep or goats. Grazing on public lands is cheaper than purchasing feed or grazing on private land, which is why the practice continues to this day. While cattle grazing on the open range may have once been necessary a century ago, it is now a threat to the beautiful landscapes, the natural plant life, the precious water supplies, and the native — and sometimes endangered — wildlife.
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Through dramatic photographs and scientifically supported essays, the book shows that wherever cattle are grazing at the public trough, severe and sometimes irreversible ecological damage results. Fauna of all kinds are extirpated, endangered, or driven to extinction; riparian zones are trammeled and degraded; introductions of exotic grasses /5(20).
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Introduction. Livestock grazing is the most common anthropogenic disturbance in rangeland ecosystems (Alkemade, ).Grazing plays a prominent role in maintaining biodiversity (Mcnaughton, ; Yang et al., ; Yuan et al., ) and productivity (Schönbach et al., ; Alkemade et al., ), as well as providing livestock production to human beings, through modifications of.
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Photographer Joel Sartore has been called a modern-day Noah for building the Photo Ark, the world’s largest. Livestock grazing affects over 60% of the world's agricultural lands and can influence rangeland ecosystem services and the quantity and quality of wildlife habitat, resulting in changes in biodiversity.
Concomitantly, livestock grazing has the potential to be detrimental to some wildlife species while benefiting other rangeland organisms. Gradual changes usually result in a displacement of the biota but not necessarily mass extinction Pleistocene glaciation [good but slow to load!] (over the last my) resulted in significant extinction of grazing animals in North America and Eurasia, but not in Africa and portions of South America.
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