Linkedin Summary The claim that Christianity teaches care for the environment has been challenged from both outside and inside the church. By those outside the church, the Christian faith has been accused of holding to a theology that encourages exploitation of the environment.
All of these box turtles, unless specifically documented to the contrary by the pet store, have been caught in the wild. Box turtles often have small round holes in their shell from the pincers used to collect them. American Box turtles are partially aquatic turtles: The Chinese and Malayan box turtles Cuora sp.
The American box turtles are widespread throughout the eastern, central and southwestern U. Box turtles fall somewhere between the aquatic water turtles and tortoises in their need for access to a body of water and to woody grassland areas with dry sandy soil on top, humid earth beneath.
Box turtles forage for food, primarily plant matter, on land and spend much of their sleep time dug into burrows or wedged under fallen trees or rocks, safe from predators. They do, however, require plenty of fresh shallow water one quarter to one third their shell height ; while they are not as adept at swimming and diving as the water turtles, they can paddle around.
While this water time is generally used for rehydration and voiding body wastes, some are know to do a bit of foraging of aquatic plants and invertebrates at that time. Omnivorous when young, adults eat mostly vegetation. As with all wild-caught reptiles, the animals found in pet stores have been under stress for some time.
As a result, they are most likely suffering from protozoan and bacterial infections, including Salmonella which is easily transmitted to young children. Additionally, they are usually emaciated and dehydrated due to long periods of time without food or water or being held in areas too cold to stimulate the appetite; many of these turtles will not eat when they are stressed or frightened, and cannot eat when they are too cold.
As soon as you can after you take your turtle home, scoop up a fresh fecal sample and take it and your turtle to a reptile veterinarian. If your turtle is not eating, get it to the veterinarian as soon as possible to check for emaciation and dehydration.
While the feces is being tested, the vet will check out your turtle for signs of nutritional deficiencies, topical bacterial or fungal infections, beak overgrowth, respiratory and eye infections - all very common in wild-caught animals and in captive turtles who have not been provided with the proper environment or diet.
Make sure your turtle is given all the medication prescribed by the vet. If you have trouble administering it yourself, take your turtle back to the vet to have it done. If maintained at the proper temperatures, fed a healthy varied diet and kept in a stress-free active environment, your turtle may outlive you: Due to the health problems associated with small children putting small turtles in their mouths, it is illegal for pet stores to sell turtles smaller than 4" carapace length.
Males have thicker, and generally longer, tails than the females. Males are larger overall and may be more colorful than females.
Carolina have concave plastrons bottom shells. Depending upon their environment and diet, box turtles will reach full size within years, and sexual maturity at four years for males, years for females. All turtles require a two-three month hibernation period at temperatures around F.
Turtles found in pet stores during this time are likely to be more stressed and suffering from dehydration and starvation than pet trade turtles found during the spring and summer.
If you wish to buy a turtle or tortoise during this time, seek out captive breeders or owners who are selling their own, well-established, animals.
When you pick the turtle up supporting its body in your handsit should feel like a weighty, solid turtle - not like a lightweight empty shell.
A gentle tug on a back leg should cause the turtle to strongly pull the leg away. There should be no swellings about the face or limbs; eyes should be open, clear, alert.
The shell should be firm all over with no slimy or discolored patches. The nose and mouth should be clear - no bubbly secretions, and no clicking sound discernible when the turtle breathes. The beak should be even, free of breaks or overgrowths.
Indoor enclosures must be at least 36" x 12", or about the size of a shallow 40 gallon tank. The insides of such wooden enclosures must be waterproofed with several coats of epoxy or non-toxic based polyurethane, and left to cure for several weeks. Create the land area using inches of good quality plain sterile potting soil slightly moistened.
Do not use backyard dirt or soil from a garden, and there should be no perlite or vermiculite mixed into the soil. Mix the soil with finely shredded orchid bark.
You may also use plain fir or orchid bark, or deep drifts of alfalfa.Environmental protection is practiced for protecting the natural environment on individual, organization controlled by governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans.
Due to the pressures of overconsumption, population and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently. .
Humans Should Seek the Conservation of the Environment. words. 3 pages. An Examination of the Components and Interrelations of a Micro Ecosystem. words. The Maximize Benefit of Hydropower Plants and Less Damage on Environment, People, and Economy.
1, words. 5 pages. An Overview of the Ocean Acidification. 1, words. 6 pages. Kol hakavod/kudos to Rabbi Ives for bringing up these important issues. As president of Jewish Vegetarians of North America, I want to point out that Jews can right away apply the teachings he mentions by adopting plant-based diets, because they are most consistent with Jewish mandates to preserve human health, treat animals with compassion, protect the environment.
Biophilia hypothesis: Biophilia hypothesis, idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. The term biophilia was used by German-born American psychoanalyst Erich Fromm in The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (), which described biophilia as “the passionate love.
Humans have a certain privilege and responsibility to the environment as stewards of nature. It is our duty to look after the living world and treat them with respect. Popular with certain christian and jewish traditions - nature is sacred and there is often an opposition to science and technology which is viewed as seeking to control nature.
ESA Implementation Ensuring an Effective Endangered Species Act. The ESA provides a broad and flexible framework to facilitate conservation with a variety of stakeholders.