I did have to do a rough outline. Plus she gave us an Appendix listing critical points to include. Here it is.- I have copied and pasted the whole thing.
Describe the diversity of life forms found in the area.
25 species of lemur including , Golden Bamboo Lemur which is on the critically endangered species list, Aye-Aye lemur, mouse lemur, pygmy lemur,. Rosy Periwinkle plant, which can only be found in the Madagascar Rainforests. RoseXXXXX, XXXXX, and nine plant families found nowhere else, but Madagascar. The tomato frog, Tenrec, and the nocturnal "Fossa" or Malagasy Civet. 258 bird species, 38 of which are endemic, one of which is the Blue Coua. There are half of the worlds population of 150 species of chameleon in Madagascar. Insects are Comet Moth, Pill Millipede, Flatid Leaf bugs. Elephant Birds, which are now extinct.
Describe the biological interrelationships among the life forms in the area.
The Aye-Aye lemur feeds on insect larvae that it finds by tapping on a tree with its long middle finger. The "Fossa" or Malagasy Civet is a carnivore and feeds on everything form reptiles to smaller animals, including chickens form nearby villages. The Tenrec feeds on insects and is much like a tiny, colorful hedgehog. The Pill Millipede eats decaying leaves and other dead plant material.
The human intrusions threatening the area.
Illegal logging is being permitted in Madagascars Rainforests. Some animals are being hunted to extinction for their unusual characteristics, such as the elephant bird, which went extinct about a hundred years ago, and was hunted down by humans and also experienced habitat loss. The Fossa is endangered for being hunted down by local villagers as vermin, though it is the largest predator in Madagascar. The Aye-Aye is endangered because of habitat loss and local superstition that it is bad luck has caused it to be targeted and hunted down by local villagers. Deforestation has caused many animals, reptiles, and other creatures to experience loss of habitat.
The protections that exist to safeguard and preserve the area.
The Rainforests of Madagascar did not have many efforts taken to protect them or preserve them for many years. Which is how some animals they used to have were hunted to extinction. The Government took to promoting tourism in attempt to save rainforests and boost economy.
The efforts that have been made to further this preservation.
Rainforests are being declared National Parks and tourist areas, in which the Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Aires Protégées, the manager of all parks, shares part of the revenue with the local villages and communities that are around the parks. UNESCO declared the Rainforests of Atsinanana to be World Heritage in order to preserve the remaining Forests and life. Create effective control of agricultural encroachment and illegal logging, hunting and mining.
What an individual can do to help preserve the diversity of the area.
Use of technology and science to help conserve and study remaining animals in Madagascar. Identify and categorise animals, plants, and insects and reptiles in the Rainforests in order to keep track of them. Donate to the BodDiversity Fund created to help Madagascar implement its plan to triple the protected area coverage, which currently is 2.7 percent of Madagascar's land.
Wild Madagascar.org. (2011). Madagascar. Retrieved from http://www.wildmadagascar.org/wildlife/animals.html
The 25 richest and most threatened hotspots on the earth: Retrieved May 14, 2011, from Axia College, SCI/230, Appendix A, and http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots%20
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. (2010). World Heritage Convention. Retrieved from http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1257
That is the outline and the references for the info I put into the rough draft.
Here is Appendix A-
Final Project Overview
Final Project Timeline
Assessment milestones are implemented throughout this course to help you budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, some suggestions are made to assist you in creating your final research project. If you complete these suggestions, you will be on the right track to complete your project successfully.
•¨ Due in Week Nine: Submit the UNESCO Paper assignment to complete the final project, due on Day 7 of this week.
If there is anything else you need to know, please don't hesitate to ask and thank you so much for helping me. I know all these references cannot be used, but this way, you can see what I was looking at and going over. Thank you! :D
Early afternoon on the 27th? Either way, that is great and thank you so much.
This paper looks fantastic!!!! I cannot thank you enough! I will go over it and personalise it. You must have worked so very hard on this. I am giving you a bonus too, cause I read this paper and saw how much effort went into writing it. Thank you so much!!! :D
I was wondering, do you think I should re-write some if it in my own words?
HI. I changed some of the report into my words, but I still got a notice that I will not receive grade for this as it is not my origianl work. I dont understand.