Published on February 1, 2016
Capstone CheckPoint You have read about Earth’s numerous ecosystems and the biological diversity that inhabits them. Unfortunately, many of these habitats and the species that inhabit them are under threat from human encroachment through agricultural activities such as logging, pollution, or war. Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following questions: o What role, if any, do you think people should play in preserving those regions threatened by human encroachment? o How should the interests of competing groups be balanced? • Example: Drilling in the Arctic—environmental groups oppose the plan on the grounds of the destruction to the habitat; those in favor argue that tapping into the oil there would be good for the economy and decrease reliance on foreign oil. o What about when the habitat is not within the U.S. borders? Many international conservation groups are working to save the rainforest—what rights do people have to interfere with how another sovereign nation chooses to manage its lands? If the government of Bolivia is willing to allow millions of acres of jungle to be destroyed to promote the logging industry which provides employment to their citizens), should people intervene? Why or why not?