Condor Population Decay in Ecuador

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Condor Population Decay in Ecuador
Introduction
 The Condor, is an important animal,
 People have damaged most of the condor
population.
 The condor population is in constant decay
 If the condor population keeps this constant
decay, will it get to the point of extintion?
The Condor
• Since 2000, the Condor
populations have declined,
• This is a endangered species
• There are only about 50-65
Condors left in Ecuador.
• causes for the decay of
Condors.
•
In 2009 an organization
dedicated to the protection of
the Condor was created.
• The Condor is a Monogamous
animal, and it can only lay one
egg a year.
 In 2002, Aves & Conservación stated that there were
no more than 70 individuals.
 The Andean Condor is considered a threat
 Condors, are scavengers, they only eat dead animals.
 The first condor census was made in 1991 and 200
condors were registered.
 The condor is the biggest flying land bird in the
world.
Lab-Decay
Condor Population Decline in Ecuador
Cóndor Population Decline in Ecuador
# of Year
Population
1991
0
200
1996
1
100
2002
2
70
2008
3
60
2014
4
50
200
Population
Year
250
p=200(0.71t)
p means
poulation
t means
time in
years
150
100
50
0
0
1
2
3
Year (starting with 1991)
4
5
Goats info
 Feral goats are known
because of their big
appetite and because,
they eat everything
 They are devastating
for some sectors, and
in many plagues, they
are considered
plagues.
 Many people have to
search for a harsher
way of dealing with
them, for example
hunting, poisoning,
tracking, etc.
Math lab-Growth
 What is the exponential growth of Freral goats in
Galapagos
 Used initial and final number of goats in Pinta (3 in 1959
and 20,000 in 1971)
 Created a table with those values
 Approximated a growth factor (with calculator) for the 12
years (2.083)
 Filled the table by multiplying each value by the gf to get
the next value
 Used initial amount and gf to write the equation
Lab- growth
Population of Goats in Pinta
Island
# of Year
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
# of Goats
3
6
13
27
56
117
245
510
1063
2214
4613
9609
1971
12
20000
25000
G=3(2.083t)
g is the
number of
goats
t is the time in
years
20000
# of Goats
Year
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
Population of Goats in Pinta Island
15000
10000
5000
0
0
2
4
6
8
10
Years
12
14
Conclusion
As a conclusion we have realized
that if we continue growing
down this exponential decay
path , the condor could be
extinct in a few decades in fact in
five years from now there are
only going to be 36 condors
P=200(.715)= 36
This all means that by the year
2020 there could only be 36
condors left in Ecuador

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