Devising and Implementing the Ecosystem Management Plan
The government (location isn’t restricted and can be from anywhere) has requested proposals on how best to manage an ecosystem (see the specific description below). It has indicated that the proposal must achieve sustainable development, prioritize ecological goods and services, and where relevant, address challenges in biodiversity, climate change, and water quality. You are an environmental consultant AND YOU WANT THIS JOB! In developing your proposal for this contract/job you’ll need to answer the 3 questions below. As you put together your responses to these questions be sure to review and include the concepts described in relevant course units. Remember to be specific in your answers providing details and justifications from the course or your independent research. Here is your Scenario • There is an urban/city ecosystem where there is a population explosion of wildlife. It has now caught the attention of the public given that there have been a number of rear-end vehicle collisions because drivers were spontaneously stopping to avoid these animals. The wildlife have been reported to be causing property damage, chasing children and pets, and researchers have identified that individuals could harbour one or more pathogens that can be spread to humans. Even with these concerns, others in the general public see the wildlife as a welcome addition to the urban environment. • The government is seeking guidance in the best action to undertake and has requested the development of an ecosystem management plan. Questions Question 1 – What are the steps that you need to consider in devising and implementing the ecosystem management plan? Of these which do you believe is a priority and why? (10 marks) Question 2 – What are the impacts of these types of population dynamics to the ecosystem and what are some effective approaches that you’d recommend in management of the species? How do your strategies promote viability of the species in the future? (10 marks) Question 3 – Use examples described in the course to highlight how your recommendations in your ecosystem management proposal will address the requirements of sustainable development.