Counting Sheep Video Notes
Counting Sheep Video Notes Fw 104
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Courtney Potter on Friday September 4, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Fw 104 at Colorado State University taught by Nicole K M Vieira; Ann L Randall ; Tyler Ryde Swarr in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 74 views. For similar materials see Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2) in Animal Science and Zoology at Colorado State University.
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Date Created: 09/04/15
Counting Sheep Video Key Points Conservation is the main value expressed during the video Factors reducing Sierra Nevada Bighorn sheep were 0 Sheep diseases Mountain lions Horn rush Human development Living in higher mountain ranges avalanches poor diet leading to no breeding or unsuccessful breeding Animal rights activists and a ban on killing mountain lions in 199039s kept the conservationalists from reducing the mountain lion population to protect the Bighorns Finally John was able to put Bighorn sheep on the endangered species list which changed the California ban on killing mountain lions Predator control is known as a form of conservation Conservationalists and animal rights activists are not the same thing one was ghting to keep mountain lion populations though they were affecting the ecosystem and the other was ghting to control the predators to save the ecosystem Bighorn Males ght to establish dominance and compete for mates and they know when the females are ready to mate by smelling their urine to see if they39re in ovulation Females ultimately get to choose their mate Sheep poop was used to nd DNA of Bighorns Radio Collars were used to track mountain lions and nd out where they were and how long they occupied an area The role of the wildlife biologist in the lm was to help track the lions and gure out which ones were causing a problem so they could eliminate them In terms of focusing on individuals or the whole during the movie the whole was focused on the success or failure of one individual did not affect the entire population Domestic sheep were a problem because they spread diseases to the Bighorns The mountain lion Foundation changed their views during the lm from wanting to protect all the mountain lions to regulating them to help keep he bighorns and save the environment The management approach for BH sheep was becoming successful but the conservationalists wanted to continue their efforts so the sheep could be advertised over a broader area 0000