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1. Has the Eucalyptus tree been beneficial to Galicia since its introduction in the 1860’s?

1.1. Social Impacts

1.1.1. Public opinion Opinion poles Surveys Local newspaper editor (La Voz de Galicia)

1.2. Political/history (?)

1.2.1. Intoduction to Galicia

1.2.2. Civil war

1.3. Economic Impacts

1.3.1. Fast growing trees

1.3.2. Plantations

1.3.3. Timber % from Eucalyptus In northern Spain, it is local families who are predominantly the owners of the wood. In Galicia, for example, there are 670,000 forest proprietors; most of them own small farms or a plot of land on hillsides with surface areas of no larger than two hectares, where they can grow small amounts of wood

1.3.4. Paper factories

1.4. Environmetal Impacts

1.4.1. Soil Eucalyptus came into being in Australia, but the Iberian Peninsula has particularly ideal conditions in terms of climate and soil for the tree’s natural productive development, especially in Galicia and in the Cantabrian area.

1.4.2. Water

1.4.3. Biodiversity Distribution maps In northern Spain, the roe deer, an animal which is very selective when choosing its habitat, has surprisingly reproduced in the eucalyptus forests of Lugo and La Coruña. In the south-west of the Iberian Peninsula, open eucalyptus masses allow grazing areas to be implemented which feed large herbivores such as deer.r. Small game hunting, and of rabbits in particular, is a common practice in the eucalyptus forests of Huelva. Birds which are as demanding as the partridge or the arcea also use eucalyptus forests.And birds of prey use the height of the Eucalyptus tree to establish their nests and scan their territory

1.4.4. Forest Fires Newspaper articles

1.4.5. Lanscape Before and after pictures

1.4.6. Plagues/disease

1.5. Sources

1.5.1. Published Green peace

1.5.2. Self Investigate

2. March Checklist

2.1. Geography EE information read

2.2. Read a quality previous EE

2.3. Research Question

2.3.1. Is the research question worth asking?

2.3.2. Does the research question lead to an argument or discussion?

2.3.3. Two sources supporting the argument/discussion

2.3.4. Two sources opposing the the argument/discussion

2.3.5. Research question finialised

2.3.6. EE document created on Google Docs and shared with Mr Allaway

3. Do the environmental benefits outweigh the social and economic costs of the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone

3.1. Environmental Data

3.1.1. Number of wolves over time

3.1.2. Number of trees over time Aspen Cottonwood Willow

3.1.3. Tree height over time

3.1.4. Number of elk over time

3.1.5. Wolf dispersion maps

3.2. Economic Data

3.2.1. Costs The cost of the reintroduction of gray wolves to Yellowstone National Park (YNP) in 1996 was $267,000. Seventeen gray wolves were introduced that year Private conservation groups were able to raise $100,000 which allowed the project to proceed.

3.2.2. Maintenance cost

3.2.3. Tourism Revenue Economic analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service predicted that increased tourism (both in number of visitors and length of stay) will account for some $23 million in additional income for the area (taking into account a decrease in income from hunting and promised livestock replacement costs). This study showed a 5% increase in residents from out of the area and a 10% increase in tourism by local residents. Main activities Animal viewing priorities Wolf related spending Visitation number (general)

3.3. Social Data

3.3.1. Wolf attacks on cattle

3.3.2. Public opinion on reintroduction By a two to one ratio, nationally, wolf supporters outnumbered opponents Whereas within the three-state region opinion, it was very closely divided with 49 percent in favor, 43 percent opposed and 8 percent not knowing