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I. Read the following:
 Chapter 31
 “Conservation Biology Assignment ENTIRE CASE STUDY found in Chapter 22 (pp. 347, 350, 361 and 363)
 “Can Coffee Save Songbirds?” ENTIRE CASE STUDY found in Chapter 30 (pp. 513, 520, 522, and 537)
 Review Nature of Science notes from first day of class
II. Use these resources to write a response to the following questions that is IN YOUR OWN WORDS:
 Even though extinction is a natural process, the rate at which it is happening at this time is much faster than that of the natural extinction
process. Begin the paper by briefly explaining the role of conservation biology and also why it is important to protect biodiversity, giving specific
examples from Chapter 31 of why we should do so. Be sure to exhibit an understanding of why this topic is essential to being a well-educated person
in today’s society. (20 points)

 Discuss the main causes of the decline in biodiversity and, in turn, describe some of the general ways recommended in Chapter 31 to protect
habitat and increase sustainability. Explain why these methods are probably some of the best methods for success. (15 points)
 Describe how “Queen of the Parasites”, “Saving Sea Turtles”, and “Can Coffee Save Songbirds?” include specific examples of projects to save
biodiversity, and explain, from these, why it is very important for local communities to be involved in conservation efforts. (15 points)
 In addition, explain ways conservation biology relates to other disciplines outside of science. (5 points)
 Conclude by considering what social and ethical implications must be considered when addressing conservation biology (Examples of social
implications may include the impact on policy, business, community structure, economics etc. Ethical implications deal with the
overall moral impact of the topic on society.) (5 points).
 How is science limited in the social and/or ethical application of conservation biology? In other words, what questions or concerns about this
topic is science able to answer and what questions or concerns can science NOT answer? In addressing this question, it may be helpful to refer
back to the answer to #4. Your response should demonstrate your understanding of what makes science unique from other disciplines. (5

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