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THE UTILITY OF BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY IN SUCCESSFUL CONSERVATION.2The utility of behavioral ecology in successful conservation.IntroductionBehavioral ecology is a study that concentrates on the function and the behavior ofanimals. In other words, it can be described in other words as the evolutionary process that hasshaped the animals’ behavior to an extent with their natural ecological systems. This study iscarefully carried out through observations and various experimental researches so as tounderstand the processes and different patterns in animal behavior. Through this, you canunderstand the evolution of the different practices, how these behaviors have been pressured bynatural forces in the ecosystem to shape how different animals behave.The ecology on animal behavior helps in the conservation of animals because there is aninvestigation of species and the endangerment that is associated with each of the animals. Theanthropological activities that are important in determining an animal's behavioral change arealso necessary. There is a theoretical framework that is used to examine the various mechanismsand the development and functions of various behavioral variations so as to enable the scientiststo develop solutions that are practical to prevent the loss of biodiversity and extinction of someanimals (Eadie, 2004).It focuses on the evolutionary causes that occur during variations in the behaviors amongdifferent species and populations. It is mainly concerned in dealing with the adaptations and thebehavior. It ultimately tends to ask questions of why animals behave the way that they do andcreate a proximate definition of how animals behave. The nature principles selections are applied
THE UTILITY OF BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY IN SUCCESSFUL CONSERVATION.3to the behavior of animals assuming that the constraints of their evolutionary history allowanimals to behave optimally by the ensuring that they can maximize their genetic contribution togenerations to come in the future. An example is that animals tend to maintain their internalphysiological conditions within certain limits so that they function properly. These animals oftendo this by their behavior. The tiny organism may tend to avoid this desiccation by living underlogs and burrowing. This is an unprecedented action that could be found in such animals.Behavioral ecology enhances the ethical reuse of data and the reuse of site both thesource and the data as well. It creates an original piece of work which can be used to generatedata. Along with this, there are also manuscripts that rely on the original data collected and thereused ones make it clear to readers that the data issued is fully defined and resolved tosatisfaction (Campbell, 2007). Animal behavior ecology creates a broad understanding ofanimals, their behaviors and their relationship between them and humanity. Students can engagein a one on one basis and examine critical issues that pertain to animal welfare and the wildlifeconservation too. It creates a central theme that unites the fields of animal conservation, wildlifeconservations and the rights of animals.The study shares a common focus on the ways in which the animals and wildlife caninteract with the human beings and other species. This is because we all share a common planet.People of all walks of life have increasingly struggled to clarify the ethical principles that guidethe actions of an individual regarding the clear science that contributes significantly to ourbehavior (et al. Haig, 2011). Through science, we are informed about the commonalities thatallow all animals make inference about other animals’ emotions, cognition, feelings and also the
THE UTILITY OF BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY IN SUCCESSFUL CONSERVATION.4capacity to experience pain and suffering. This science informs us about the plight of all animalpopulations in the wild. This information gives ground on the decision-making process and themeans by which the threats can be diminished and dealt with.Review and ThesisNumerous studies have been conducted through Behavioral ecology to demonstrate thatthe behavior of an animal is relevant to conservation biology, and this action is important to aidin the preservation efforts. Failure of the management programs being put into place can becaused by ignoring the behavioral data collected. The linkage between the two is not so strong,however, the integration of the behavior of animals into the mainstream efforts to conservationand the ability to promote is still subject to debate. Some scientists have argued that theimportance of the animal behaviors is over emphasized in the conservation practice.So as to enhance the linkage between these two arguments, there is a unifying frameworkthat is needed. A well-defined framework will deal with forming paradigms that are essential toconservation. Without any underlying framework that governs the research, the researcher tendsto have their foundation in which they invent for their work. These become just a collection ofobservations that do not have a conventional structure that governs them (Alvard, 2004). Theframework should be logical hierarchical and focus on facts and studies conducted. It should alsoidentify key research areas and help in the future development of research directions. This shouldassist in the unification of the behavior and conservation science, therefore, facilitate a bridgethat establishes common ground in which conservation behavior can develop, and a paradigmcan be formed.
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