Friday, April 3, 2009

"Restoring America's Big, Wild Animals"

1. What does Donlan mean when he discusses restoring megafauna? What animals would be classified as megafauna? What animals wouldn't count as megafauna?

2. What is the difference between a proactive and a reactive approach to saving wildlife?

3. Which animal would you put at the top of the list to save?

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rylee Fidler

1. I believe he is talking about restoring the elephants, camels and lions in North America and the world because we as humans have taken everything over and built shopping malls.Donlan is talking about having these animals inhabbit our world and not just in our local Zoo's but have places that these animals actually inhabbit. Megafauna are large animals like elephants, giraffs, bears, camels, etc. Dogs and Cats and smaller animals that wouldn't count as Megafauna.

2.A proactive approach to saving wild life would be to start to save the wildlife before it becomes a problem, a reactive approach is a reaction to the problem that maybe our wildlife is becoming extinct.

3. I would save the giraffs, because they are so tall and beautiful. I don't know if they are becoming extinct now, but I just love them so much, and that they are an organish color.

Anonymous said...

Lanique Tennant

1. What I interept from the term "restoring megafauna" is that Donlan wants to reintroduce these exinct animals into North America. Mammoths,cheetahs, lions, horses,camels, & elephants are all classified as megafauna. Monkey's, leafcutter ants, and other herbivores are not counted as megafuana.

2.The difference between a procative approach and a reactive approach to saving the wild would be that a proactive approach would be saving the animals BEFORE they were to become excinct and a reactive approach would be what has happened already(waiting for the animals to die out before doing something about it).

3. I would probably wanna put educated humans as a number one priority, because as dumb as this may sound, people are truly ignorant to comman sense and work ethics. Humans are more dependant on technology than anything else in this universe and that's what's making us dumb

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Anonymous said...

Leo Contreras
1. When Donian discuses restoring megafauna, I think he is saying we should restore animals that are worth seeing. Obviously, not something seen under a microscope, but rare animals.
Any animal that is endangered and one can see without a microscope. Animals that are not endangered and one need a microscope to look at.

The difference between proactive and reactive is, when taking a proactive approach we would take action before these animals are extinct, but reactive is taking action after the wildlife has been extinct.

The animal I would put at the top of the list is the lion, because he is the king of the jungle.

Anonymous said...

Valeria Landeros



1.a)I believe that when Donlan discusses about restoring megafauna, he is trying to say that there are many species of large animals in the world that are in deep danger of being extinct if we the people don’t do anything about it. He wants to be able to save those animals by bringing them to Northern America and have them live here, so that they can be saved.

b) Big wild animals that are endangered of being extinct are the ones that should be classified as magafauna. For example: elephants, lions, cheetahs, horses, camels, etc.

c) I believe that the animals that would not count to be magafauna would be the ones that u see on a day to day bases, or the ones that there are plenty of in this world.

2. I believe that the difference between proactive and reactive is that when being proactive in this situation one must go and save the wild life rather than when just being reactive one is just reacting to the problem without doing anything.

3. If I could put one animal at the top of the list to be saved, I would choose the elephants because; elephants have always just seemed so gentle, different in their own way and, very happy animals. You don’t see a lot of those around anymore and I would love for them to get saved, and for another reason they seem so harmless, even though they are huge but they work very well with humans... =D

Anonymous said...

Brenda Castro

1. When Donald mentions restoring Megafuna, I believe he is talking about moving the wildlife animals to a place where they can roam freely. To move them to a place where they can be safe from extinction, since they play a big role in our ecosystem. Some animals that would count as Megafuna would be cheetas, camels, elephants, wild horses, lions, etc. Animals that you can find anywhere or see all the time would not be conisered to be Megafuna.

2. A proactive approach to saving wildlife woulkd be to anticipate the problem and find stategies to solve the it before it occurs. A reactive approach would be to not give much importance to the issue which in this case would resut to extinction.

3. I would choose an elephant to be at the top of the lsit because it's the largest living mammal.

Anonymous said...

Irene Coutinho


1. Donlan and other conservation biologists want to reintroduce large vertebrates such as mammoths, cheetahs, lions to North America. These animals once roamed the prairies of North America but are now extinct because of over hunting by early settlers.

Lions, horses, elephants, camels and other larger animals would classify as megafauna. Dogs, wolves, rabbits, monkeys and smaller animals would not classify as megafauna.


2. A proactive approach would be anticipating a future problem and taking action to prevent it. Humans have to take action now to prevent future species from going extinct. A reactive approach would be doing nothing or too little to slow the loss of biodiversity and acting only after the species has become extinct.


3. I would like to save the lion, as he is the king of the jungle, a magnificent animal to look at, who keeps the ecosystem in balance by preying on smaller animals.

Anonymous said...

Jomarie Apas

1. When Donlan discusses about restoring megafauna, I believe he is trying to exemplify that we should act upon restoring large endangered animals because nowadays we do not take notice on the significance of the animals that are facing extinction. Large animals such as mammoths, cheetahs, horses, tigers etc. that are at risk to extinction are classified as Megafaunas. In contrast, smaller animals such as dogs, cats, and any other animal present today would not categorized as Megafaunas.

2. An individual who take a proactive approach to wildlife would be one who takes the initiative towards saving wildlife with much care and enthusiasm for the duty. A reactive approach would be a those people whom do not care much about the wildlife and do very little or nothing about the problem.

3. I would put pandas at the top of my list. They're so adorable! (=

Anonymous said...

Ana Sofia Pottella Perez

1. When discussing the restoration of American megafauna Donlan refers to “Pleistocene rewilding” a proposal that aims to reintroduce large vertebrates to American ecosystems. Hence, the term megafauna stands for relatively large animals (such as lions, elephants, and rhinoceros). Accordingly, in the context of the author, smaller creatures such as squirrels or canaries wouldn’t be deemed megafauna.

2. What is the difference between a proactive and a reactive approach to saving wildlife?
Currently most of the efforts to protect wildlife are reactive –focused on slowing down the extinction of endangered species. On the other hand, a proactive method of conservation, such as the one conveyed by the article, focuses on reconditioning natural processes.

3. I would like to save the mountain tapir because it could be easily introduced to certain regions of California where the Californian tapir once inhabited.

Anonymous said...

Maria Juarez

1. When Dolan discusses restoring megafauna, he means to restore big animals such as elephants, camels, and all the other animals that my classmates already presented. Small animals wouldn't count as megafauna such as Tylee Fidler had said before, dogs or cats.

2. I think that proactive approach would pretty much be to take action before these animals are extinct, and reactive approach would be to take action when they see the problem right in their face, and trying to solve at the moment.

3. I would like to save the elephants.

Anonymous said...

Pamela Ramos

1. In my perspective about the reading, Donlan discusses restoring megafauna meaning to restoring animal life. Humanity has taken over the world where we have not taken in perspective about other lives in the world like the animals. The different animals that would be classified as megafauna are the large animales for example, giraffs, camels, and elephants. Smaller animals wouldn't be considered in the megafauna category.

2. The difference between proactive and reactive approach is proactive is when the begining of changing the wildlife protcting it from dameging its self before it becomes a issue in life. As reactive is means, during the reaction when the action or change comes in before it becomes old or extinct(tending to react).

3. I would save the big animals because they are the most beautifull animals rather than the smaller. Animals that we do not see as much like the lions, are the ones that i would put on my list.

Anonymous said...

Denise Gonzalez

1. I believe Donlan is demonstrating the importance of reintroducing megafauna to North America in order to keep these animals from becoming extinct.
Large animals such as cheetahs, mammoths, lions, elephants, horses, and camels are classified as megafauna.
Smaller animals that are endangered would not be considered as megafauna.

2. Proactive and reactive approach are two different types of commands. When one takes proactive approach they will take action, therefore take lead on enabling these animals to become extinct. Reactive approach is when one takes action after these animals have been extinct.

3. I would put an elephant at the top of my list to save because they are very interesting. They can not jump, and are the only animals with four knees.

Anonymous said...

Jared Taylor

1. When Donlan discusses restoring megafauna, he is referring to large vertibrate animals such as Cheetas, camels, and elephants; animals not included in this category would be species of rats.

2. A proactive approach to saving wildlife would mean to take a direct hand in the replenishing of the extinct megafauna populations. A reactive approach would involve standing by and slowly guiding the natural process in order to protect the endangered creatures

3. If humans count in the animal category for purposes of this question, i would put them at the top of the list, though not in the interest of self preservation. Humans are the caretakers of this planet; we are here to protect it and see that it operates to the most efficient capacity.

If humans do not count then i would pick giant turtles; turtles are cool.

Anonymous said...

Allison Hunsaker

1.I believe that he is talking about how restoring animals so they dont become extinct so fast. Donlan is saying how having these animals around are inhabbiting our world everywhere such as the zoos. Megafauna is about the larger animals such as the elephants.

2. A proactive approach would be preparing for what is going to happen before it becomes such a huge problem. and a reactive approach would be tending to react which would be after the problem has started.

3.I believe i would put the elephant at the top of my list to save.

Anonymous said...

Natalia A. Ornelas
1. I believe he is referring to the species that had made a big influence in our economy. It also can refer to those species he mentions in the texts: lions, elephants, and camels. I would classify a megafaunda as a large sized animal of any specie such as a rhinos, bears, horses, etc. The ones that could not be megafauna could be cats, dogs, rabbits, etc.

2.A proactive approach to saving wildlife is by taking care of those who are really in need first, starting with them. A reactive approach is by keeping some animals in captivity.

3.I would save sea turtles. Humans takes sea turtle eggs for nutrients and for food. The eggs have high pricing making them valuable. I would support the action that is taking part in the ocean shores to save them. I love sea turtles, they are my favorite animal, I would place them on top of the list.

Anonymous said...

Manuel Moreno

1.Donlan means that we should try to help keeps these animals alive from becoming extinct. Any big animal is classified as Megafauna such as cheetahs, lions and mammoths. i would not consider any animal that is small or house pets.

2. A proactive approach would be to start trying to save the animals before they start becoming extinct and a reactive approach would be trying to help the animals after they have become extinct.

3. I would have to choose a panda, because they are becoming extinct really fast.

Anonymous said...

Drew Cody

1. When Donlan talks about restoring megafauna he means restoring the ecosystem to the way it used to be with large animals such as elephants, camels, and lions back to the land where there first roamed.

2. A proactive approach would be to make a move before something drastic needs to be done, and a reactive approach would be to wait until we needed to take drastic measures to restore wildlife.

3. Id probably save elephants because they are so large and amazing creatures.

Anonymous said...

vanna san

1. He's talking about bringing back the pleitocene period where big animals roamed our planet. these big megafuana animals consist of mammoths, camels, and large mammals. Small animals such as jaguars, pumas and eagles wouldn't be counted as megafuana.

2. Proactive approach means that we need to prepare for the worse case scenerio that might happens, and that we need to take the process step by step. On the other hand, reactive approach means that we need to make Pleistocene rewilding happens immediately, so that we can save the world; reactive approach would not be a good choice for us because we really have to look closely on the pro's and con's of Pleistocene rewilding.

3. Many animals became extinct. One of which I would like to save the most would be elephants because I think elephants are the most exotic and prestige animal that might have a lot of potential to our ecosystem.

Anonymous said...

Tesiah Carrillo

1. When the author C. Josh Donlan mentions megafauna he is talking about the the big predator and prey animals. The type of animals Donlan would classify as megafauna would be elephants, anything of that nature that is not abundant around the globe. Megafauna, however, does not include smaller, simpler, and overaboundant animals. For instance, squirrels, cows, etc.

2. A proactive approach would consist of saving the endangered wildlife while also introducing them to the current areas that are in need of these endangered species.

3. The animal I would save or bring back to life would be the American cheetah, because of the agility they were given.

KMarquez. said...

1. When Josh Donlan discusses about restoring megafauna that would be large animals such as: camels, lions, elephants, and other large animals.

2. Proactive would mean restoring animal life before the animals extinct. Reactive mean restoring animal life after the animals wildlife of extinction.

3. I would have to say polar bears. It is sad how the glaciers are melting probably because of global warming. They would have to swim for their food and their baby's food. However, they can only swim so far; they can also be extinct if they keep drowning.

Anonymous said...

Alfredo Moreno

1. I belive that what Donlan means when restoring megafauna he means that we should bring back all the large species of animals back to North America such as elephants, lions Ect... For the same reason that Americans have taken overly too much by building malls and shopping centers. Animals that would be classified as magafauna would be camels, giraffs, lions and elephants.. ect... The animals that would not count as magafauna are like cats, dogs, and animals that are more still rare in North America..

2. The difference between saving wild life in a proactive way and reactive way is proactive is a way of saving animals lives bfore they become a problem and go extinct. And reactive is lien just wating until most of the animals die out then going to do somthing.

3. The animal that I would put on the top of the list to save would be the white tiger because they one of the best looking animals their is. I don't know of they are on the endagerd list right now though.

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Danielle Socorro said...

Danielle Socorro

1. I think he's talking about restoring large and soon to be extinct animals and putting them in North America. Megafauna are large or almost extinct animals. House pets or microscopic animals are not considered to be megafauna.
2.The difference in proactive and reactive approach is to save the wildlife before they become extinct, and reactive they are extinct.
3. I would save kit foxes because they are in our own community.

Anonymous said...

Jose (Chico) Ruesga

1. What Donlan means is that we need to restore our ecosystem of land animals in North America because many are becoming extinct due to the expanding of human distruction of wildlife. Magafauna are large animals that play a main role in the animal kingdom that also shape the ecosystem like horses, camels, cheetahs, elephants, and lions. Mouses and dogs would not be counted as a megafauna way too small.

2.Proactive approach to saving wildlife is to protect the wildlife before we have problems save it, and a reactive approach to saving wildlife is reacting to a current problem in our wildlife.

3. I would say a Cheetah, because they are one of my favorite animals and one of the fastest land animals reaching speeds up to 75 mph. They are becoming extinct but are in the processe of conservation.

Anonymous said...

Veronica Gomez

1.Donlan classifies megafuana animals as bigger animals like an elephant, cheetah, camel etc. He discusses in retoring megaguan in North America where they can live a better free life without being tortured or killed. smaller animals that are common such as birds,squirrels wouldn't be classified as megafuana animals.

2. Proactive is when you start helping save wildlife befor there is an extinction problem, and reactive is when the problem is already occuring and they are barely doing something bout it.

3.)I would but whales at the top of the list to save. I've seen on T.V images of people killing whales to sell there body parts in black markets, and it grosses me out to see these beautiful big creatures being slautered just for money.

Anonymous said...

Brett Jamison

1. I believe he is talking about bringing back the larger animals such as camels, elephants, etc. Megafuna are the large animals like camels lions rhinos would be be megafuna. And the everyday animals would not be considered megafuna.

2. A proactive respnse would be finding ways to prevent the problem and solving it. A reactive approach would be just letting the problem be without solving it

3. I would want to put rhinos at the top of my list because they are big and strong.

Anonymous said...

Princess Watts


1.Donlan means in restoring megafauna, keeping animals from being extinct and giving them a place to roam the world for miles. Maken sure they are safe with help on watch at all time and scientist making discoveries of new stuff. Megafuana animals are large animals like elephants, horses, giraffs, camels, lion, and ect. Non megafauna are monkeys, birds, dogs, jaguars, ect.


2.Proactive aprroach is saving the wild life before problems and damage have taken place. Reactive aproach is solving the problem after it has already happened. FOr example animals dying from a virus or being extinct.

3.I would save a cow, because we all need milk to grow up strong and healthy. moooooooooooooo!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Terah Puryear

1.When Donlan discusses restoring megafauna he is refering to the reintroduction of large vertebrates. These mammals have been near extinction and scientists see this as an ecological benefit. Some of the animals that would be classified as megafauna are horses, camels, lions, elephants, and cheetahs. The animals that wouldn't classify as megafauna are common animals, dogs,bunnies, cats, and mice.

2.The difference between a proactive and reactive approach to saving wildlife is a proactive approach is seeing the problem coming, and trying to save wildlife with prevention, and a reactive approach is being in the middle of extinction and then attempting to take action.

3.I would save the cheetahs, because they are truly a remarkable animal gifted with speed and amazing instincts for prey; they are the great hunters of our world.

Anonymous said...

Desiree Morales

1. Donlan discusses restoring megafauna, which he means to making the population of megafauna animals (large mammals such as elphants, camels, lions, and etc.)increase rather than being in the state they are in now, which is close to extinction. Animals that wouldn't count as megafauna are animals such as cats and dogs, they are small animals and not close to extinction.

2.The difference between a proactive and a reactive approach to saving wildlife is that proactive is doing something to prevent extinction from happening, and reactive is waiting until extinction of an animal.

3.The animal I would put at the top of my list are the cheetahs and lions, because they are magnificant creatures with such speed.

Anonymous said...

Heather Walker
1. The restoring of the megafuanas is the increase of larger species in the ecosystems. Some biologists say that having megafuanas is more beneficial but there are large appex predators that are megafuanas that prey on others and nothing preys on them but once they are extinct then another species will take there spot. Therefore, restoring the megafuanas is not relatively beneficial to ecosystems. Megafuans are any animals that are 30 kilograms in masss or greater, such as lions and bears. non-megafuanas have a mass of 29 kilograms or less, such as rabbits and squirrels.
2. Proactive would be the control to prevent oneself from taking a reactive approach (putting restrictions on game animals). A reactive approach would be the society noticing condors scavenging anials that were once shot by a lead bullet. thus, banning the use of lead bullets in certain areas in order to protect an endangered species.
3. All appex predators.

Anonymous said...

Ileana Figueroa

1. When Donlan discusses about restoring megafauna he means that we shouldn't take away the animals home we should take care of them in giving them a better home. Lions, elephants, and cheetahs, for example are classified as magafauna. Smaller animals wouldn't count as megafauna like dogs and cats.

2.The difference between a proactive and a reactive approach to saving wildlife is saving animals before something bad occurs.

3.The animal that I would save would be an elephant, because their very helpful to people.

Anonymous said...

Erika Gutierrez

1. When Donlan talks about restoring megafauna in North America he is refering to the reintroduction of large vertebrates such as cheetahs, lions and elephants. Animals that are not megafauna are ants and many other herbivores.

2. Taking a proactive approach would be to go out and help the animals that are now on the brink of extinction. A reactive approach would be when a certain animal would have already became extinct and wanting to do something about it.

3. I would put elephants on the top of my list because they seem to be very kind creatures and interesting.

Anonymous said...

Adam Ramos

1. I believe that Donlan's interpretation of restoring magafaunas is that we should help bring these creatures back before they become extict. Megafauna animals are large animals such as elephants, giraffes, bears, cheetahs, and even camels.

2. A proactive approach is taking action right now to help save these animals before they are fully extict. A reactive approach is taking action after these animals have become extict and trying to recreate them.

3. I would put the elephants on the top of my list because their massive size, and exotic characters make them amazing animals to have around.

Anonymous said...

Randy Davenport

1.When Donlan talks about restoring megafauna he is talking about bringing large animals back to North America such as lions, elephants, and camels. Dogs and cats wouldn't count as megfauna.

2. A proactive approach is stopping extinction before it happens and a reactive approach is reacting after extinction.

3. I would put the lion at the top of the list beacuse the lion is king of the jungle.

lizsouthwood said...

megofaunna are large mammals like elephants that once existed in North America.

proactive approach is doing something before it's too late and reactive is the reaction to the event that took place.

I would save the lions and tigers. Then we could make more ligers.

Anonymous said...

Lanie Greer

1. Megafauna are large vertebrates such as mammoths, cheetahs, lions, horses, camels, and elephants. Animals that are not megafauna are sea urchins, leafcutter ants, and monkeys.

2. Reactive is human interaction to save some species that are soon to become extinct. Proactive is restoring natural processes starting with those influenced by megafauna.

3. I would put the sea otter at the top of my list.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Espinoza

1. What i believe that he is saying about restoring megafauna is that he wants to restore the environment or create a new one for the animals such as cheetahs, elephants, lions and others. All except herbivores are megafauna.
2. The difference between a proactive and reactive approach would be that a proactive approach is to save the wildlife before its too late and a reactive approach is ignoring it until its too late and then try to do something about it.
3. The animal i would save would be the bald eagle because they are wonderful creatures.

Anonymous said...

Rubi Ocampo

1. When he talks about restoring megafauna, he is talking about restoring endangered large animals. Animals such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, buffaloes, and other large animals are classified as part of magafauna. Animals like monkeys, rabbits, and other small creatures are not in the megafauna category.

2. A reactive approach is trying to bring back an extinct species by using similar existing species. Yet a proactive approach is trying to save an endangered species from becoming extinct.

3. I would put the lion on the top of the list to save because they help keep the stability of the ecosystem by hunting.

perla said...

1. When Donlan is referring to restoring the megafuana he is referring to saving these animals from extinction due to human actions such as building cities, malls, etc. He believes that by placing them under captivity they will be saved from extinction. Animals that are classified as a megafuana are elephants, lions, camels, horses, and other large creatures. Creatures that are not referred as a megafauna are those that are much more smaller and are all over the world.

2.The difference between a proactive approach to saving wild life and an reactive approach; is that a proactive is taking control or doing something about it before the situation gets worsens and a reactive approach is when the situation is already in its worse condition and you must do something to fix it from staying that way.

3.If i had to choose to save an animal going into extinction it would have to be the bear(polar,grizzly,etc.), only because i know that bears are already going into extinction because people use them as wall decorations, carpets, clothing, etc. I find it wrong that people kill animals for their selfish needs.

Perla Benitez

Anonymous said...

Sylvia Ahumada

1. When Donlan discusses restoring megafauna he means that we should restore animals and basically have separate land for those animals to reinhabit in what use to be their habitat, so they will not become extinct. The animals that would be classified as megafauna are elephants, lions, tigers, pumas, eagles and many more. Some animals that wouldn't count as megafauna are animals that are not in danger of being extinct.

2. To be proactive would be to prepare in taking certain measures toward restoring megafauna. To be reactive would be to actually act torward restoring megafauna.

3. I would put the polar bears at the top of the list.

Anonymous said...

Justin Dial

1. John Donlan, the author of "Restoring America's Big, Wild Animals" states the megafauna should be restored in North America. Donlan wants to restore megafuana in North America because he wants their population to recover. Animals that would be classified as megafaunas are large animals such as mammoths, cheetahs, elephantes, and giraffes. The animals that would not count as megafanas would be small animals such as monkies and ants.

2. The difference between a proactive and a reactive approach to saving wildlife is that the proactive approach would require the individual to take resposibilty and help the wildlife out of their own free will. The reactive approach on saving wildlife would not really aquire hard work or any participation into saving the wildlife, but just acknowleging that the wildlife needs help.

3. I would say that the panda would be at the top of my list to save because they are one of my favorite animals and I always wanted one as a pet.

Anonymous said...

Joana Esquivel

1. I think that Donlan means to say that he wants t reintroduce animals that have been extinct. the animals that are classified are lions, elephants, and camels. Animals that are not counted as megafauna are probably animals that we see everyday, like cats and dogs.

2. A proactive is an approach of restoring natural processes, and reactive approach is when animals are going extinction and no one is helping.

3. The animal that I would put at the top would have to be the pandas because they are sensitive creatures and are cute.

Anonymous said...

Midhat Farooq

1. By the phrase "restoring megafauna," Donlan means to bring back large animals, which are now extinct in America, to the ecosystems in the country. By restoring, he does not only mean to bring back the wildlife, but also that the whole ecosystems will be restored. This means that the population for the herbivore prey of the megafauna will decrease, in turn, increasing the vegetation. This would not only help the forests, but also the economy.

Megafaunas are large animals (carnivores), such as elephants, tigers, and bears. Animals that do not qualify to be megafauns are herbivores, such as monkeys, deer, and rabbits.

2. A reactive approach is one in which a harmful process is slowed down, such as trying to slow down the extinction of the animals. A proactive approach, on the other hand, is taking more action and restoring animals to prevent extinction completely.

3. I would want to save the lions, the tigers, and the bears.

Anonymous said...

1.
a) Josh Dolan, when explaining about the notion of restoring the megafauna of North America refers to rehabitating megafauna to North American lands which has lost at least 10 percent of its megafaunas, like cheetas which did inhabit America 13,000 years ago.
b) Megafauna would be classified as the bigger vertebrae animals such as the cheetas, horses, camels, and elephants that once did inhabit North American plains.
c) Animals that would not count as megafauna animals would be those that can be seen with the aid of a microscope and that have not been endangered like ants or leafcutter ants and other herbivores considered hard to see with the naked eye.

2) The difference between being proactive and reactive in the approach to saving wildlife is that a reactive approach is acknowledging the problem and realizing the severity while knowing something needs to be. However, being proactive in saving the wildlife is actually taking initiative into solving the problem like following through with the Pliestocene rewilding in North America successfully.

3) an animal I think needs to be saved are the polar bears because polar bears are slowly become the next extinct species primarily due to the ecological problems with global warming. With the problems of arctic glaciers melting faster than ever limiting the land that polar bears can survive off, they are exceedingly becoming the next endangered species.

Anonymous said...

kayla casimiro
1.
a) Josh Dolan, when explaining about the notion of restoring the megafauna of North America refers to rehabitating megafauna to North American lands which has lost at least 10 percent of its megafaunas, like cheetas which did inhabit America 13,000 years ago.
b) Megafauna would be classified as the bigger vertebrae animals such as the cheetas, horses, camels, and elephants that once did inhabit North American plains.
c) Animals that would not count as megafauna animals would be those that can be seen with the aid of a microscope and that have not been endangered like ants or leafcutter ants and other herbivores considered hard to see with the naked eye.

2) The difference between being proactive and reactive in the approach to saving wildlife is that a reactive approach is acknowledging the problem and realizing the severity while knowing something needs to be. However, being proactive in saving the wildlife is actually taking initiative into solving the problem like following through with the Pliestocene rewilding in North America successfully.

3) an animal I think needs to be saved are the polar bears because polar bears are slowly become the next extinct species primarily due to the ecological problems with global warming. With the problems of arctic glaciers melting faster than ever limiting the land that polar bears can survive off, they are exceedingly becoming the next endangered species.

Anonymous said...

chris widdy

1.I believe the term restoring mega fauna is the process in witch Americans try to save rare animals from extinction. He argues the fact that it is up to the human race to restore and preserve large rare animals.
2.Proactive approach is when the human ace tries to save wild life before the rare large animals become extinct and a reactive approach would be trying to solve the problem of mega fauna after animal extinction.

3.i would have to put the lion on top of my list because they are a dominant animal and i think a lot of other animals would be affected by their extinction.

Anonymous said...

carolina castro

1)dohlan means that he wants to restore the wild. he refers to endangerd animals as megafuna. the animals that would he would classify as megafuna are cheetahs, lions, mammoths these are amimals whose habitat are on the verge of extinction.

2)the difference between a proactive and reactive approach : a reactive approach would be maintaining the status of the wild as it is today. a proactive approach would be trying to reintergrade the animals so they could procreate and regenerate there habitat.
3)the polar bear are the animals i would put at the top of the list to save because i feel they are the one's whose habitat is most at risk at this very moment.