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  1. Endangered Species Act of 1973
  2. wildlife management
  3. biological extinction
  4. bioinformatics
  5. adaptive radiation
  1. a Species no longer found anywhere on earth; forever.
  2. b Manipulation of populations of wild species (especially game species) and their habitats for (1) human benefit, (2) the welfare of other species, and (3) the preservation of threatened and endangered wildlife species.
  3. c requires the federal government to protect actively each of the hundreds of species listed as endangered-regardless of the economic effect on the surrounding towns or region.
  4. d Process in which numerous new species evolve to fill vacant and new ecological niches in changed environments, usually after a mass extinction or mass depletion. Typically, this takes millions of years.
  5. e Applied science of managing, analyzing, and communicating biological information.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Species that (1) has naturally small numbers of individuals, often because of limited geographic ranges or low population densities, or (2) has been locally depleted by human activities.
  2. Wildlife species that have actual or potential economic value to people.
  3. Generally fixed route along which waterfowl migrate from one area to another at certain seasons of the year.
  4. Species that is found in only one area. Such species are especially vulnerable to extinction.
  5. Species that migrate into an ecosystem or are deliberately or accidentally introduced into an ecosystem by humans.

5 True/False questions

  1. population viability analysis (PVA)Estimate of the smallest number of individuals necessary to ensure the survival of a population in a region for a specified time period, typically ranging from decades to 100 years.


  2. domesticated speciesWild species that is still abundant in its natural range but likely to become endangered because of a decline in numbers.


  3. Lacey Act of 1900Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Lists (1) some 900 species that cannot be commercially traded as live specimens or wildlife products because they are in danger of extinction and (2) restricts international trade of 29,000 other species because they are at risk of being threatened.


  4. endangered speciesWild species with so few individual survivors that the species could soon become extinct in all or most of its natural range.


  5. instrumental valueValue of an organism, species, ecosystem, or the earth's biodiversity based on its existence, regardless of whether it has any usefulness to us.