Source 1 Bibliography Meehan, Cheryl L., et al. "Determining Connections Between The Daily Lives Of Zoo Elephants And Their Welfare: An Epidemiological Approach." Plos ONE 11.7 (2016): 1-15. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Annotation: The study is being conducted about an African and Asian Elephants elephant welfare in 68 accredited North American zoos to understand the prevalence of welfare indicators in the population and determine the aspects of an elephant's zoo environment, social life and management that are most important to prevent and reduce a variety of welfare problems. Potential Quotes: “A particular challenge for zoos is ensuring good animal welfare for long-lived, highly social species like elephants.” “Concerns about animal welfare increasingly shape people's views about the acceptability of keeping animals for food production, biomedical research, and in zoos.” Assessment: This article is valid due to the fact that the URL is .gov. In addition, the article is current. It also came from a credible source, galileo. The end of the year project is supposed to be reflective of our career aspirations. I am so passionate about the conservation of animals. I want to use the article to talk about the different ways to help with the conservation of animals in my project. My end of the year project will be about the conservation of animals. This article adds evidence to my project that there is an immense amount of inhumane treatment towards animals and that the conservation of animals needs improvement. Yes, this article was helpful due to the fact that it showed a different perspective other than just the treatment of animals in the wild. I am going to use this article to show the one of many problems in the manner of how animals are cared for and how we change it. Many people think that just because an animal is in a zoo that they are being treated very well. The unfortunate news is that is the farthest thing from true.This article can help me shed light on an important issue. Source #2 "Snake Venom Is Nature's Most Effective Killer." Popular Science. Popular Science, Feb. 2008. Web. 22 Jan. 2017 Annotation: The paper begins off by talking about the different theories about snakes. An important fact mentioned is the three types of venom found in snakes, cytotoxins, neurotoxins and hemotoxin. It is important to understand the venoms work differently. While the author breaks down the anatomy of a snake, he ends the article talking about the importance of snake venom. Potential Quotes: “Snakes may kill tens of thousands of people yearly, but their deadly venoms have the potential to save many thousands more.” Assessment: This article has clearly done their research. They talk about medical statistics, the anatomy of a snake, and the pros and cons of snakes. It was also written in the past few years which helps because the information is new and updated. Reflection: My project is about the importance of wildlife conservation. Many people believe snakes deserve to die and they bring no good to the world. I want to use the information from this article to educate others on why snakes are important and why we should conserve them. Many are affected by the illnesses mentioned in the article and it may bring realization to those who hear my project. This article fits into my project perfectly because it is about the preservation of animals. Snakes are some of the most hated, murdered animals. It adds evidence as to why the conservation of animals are important. In addition, it adds a new perspective to ways to conserve animals. This source was very helpful because it brought medical benefits to my project. In my project I am going to focus on all the animals that are most hated and deserve to have a chance. I will use this article when I talk about the reason why we should not kill animals. Source #3 "Importance of Conservation." Wildlife Park in Arizona. Out Of Africa, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2017. Annotation: Habitat destruction is a major problem that contributes to the decreasing wildlife population. Deforestation is another problem for endangered species, as animals are forced to leave their home. Hunters hoping to gain money value for reasons such as fur, jewelry, meat, medicine, cosmetics, souvenirs, and so on. An incredible epidemic that leads to the death of hundreds of animals every year is the exotic pet trade. Potential Quotes: “Protecting endangered species, helping them breed, and encouraging the survival of the species are all efforts that we must take seriously.” Assessment: This article is credible because it is written within the last five years. They bring several knowledgeable points with evidence to back it up. Reflection: I will use this to talk about the different ways that animal populations are damaged. I will also use this to talk about how individuals can make a big difference in saving animals by just everyday things. “Saving wildlife and wilderness is the responsibility of all thinking people. Greed and personal gain must not be permitted to decimate, despoil and destroy the earth’s irreplaceable treasure for its existence is essential to the human spirit and the well-being of the earth as a whole. All life has just one home — the earth — and we as the dominant species must take care of it.” This article sheds light on the importance of animal conservation. It talks about the ways humans are causing species to be endangered and how to stop the destruction. Many people do not understand why we need animals or how to help with protecting them. This article talks about the little ways that make a big difference in saving animals. The information is credible because the organized is well documented and is up to date. My project focuses on why we should save animals. This article helps my project focus on how individuals can help them. If people do not understand how to help, all the information I tell them is useless. This article is essential to bringing my project to an end. I will use this article towards the end of my project to end on a positive, helpful note.