Topics: Population, Demography, Population ecology Pages: 3 (940 words) Published: August 9, 2013
Korey Kurzweil Socs 185 8/2/13 Professor Notermann

Exercise 1: Evaluate the human population growth rates of any DEVELOPING COUNTRY in the world. Do not use China or India. We have discussed these in class already. Look at Chapters 8 and 9 for the definition of a "developing country". Discuss the BR, fertility rates, migration patterns, DR, infant mortality, and any population dynamics. Venezuela is a South American country located at the northernmost end of the continent. With a total area of 566,721.596 square miles and a land area of 548,080.46 square miles is about twice the size of California. The population in Venezuela has increased steadily from 23,542,650 (year 2000) to 28,047,940 (year 2012). According to the CIA the present population annual growth rate is 1.46% for the year 2000; which represents a decline from growth rates from 1970 – 1990 (3.1%) and from 1990 – 2010 (1.9%). There are four factors that influence population growth rate: •Birth Rates

Death Rates
For simplicity sake, only data from the year 2000 to present will be taken into consideration. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. There was an increase of 2.5 points for the year 2007 and then the trend was a descent to 19.88 in the year 2012. Unfortunately the reports for Venezuela did not have a study as to why the birth rate increased in such dramatic fashion for the year 2007. Death rate is the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 people. This indicator is affected by age distribution, and most countries will show an increase in the death rate in spite of continued decline in mortality of all ages, since declining fertility results in an aging...

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Exercise 3: Rotary International is an organization that has many goals, one of which was/is to eliminate polio from the world 's human population. Give a brief history of this mission (one paragraph) and then give YOUR prediction about the world 's population 's growth if another condition/disease (you choose it) is eliminated from the human population worldwide. Include a population curve for the population WITH the condition and then a simultaneous curve on the same graph of the population WITHOUT the condition after 100 years. (Color code your two population curves.) Cut/paste the graph into the msword document for this week 's iLab. Include the sources of the original population density 's data.
On 29 September 1979, Rotarians and delegates of the Philippine Ministry of Health looked on as volunteers administered drops of the lifesaving Sabin polio vaccine to children in the Manila barrio of Guadalupe Viejo.
When James L. Bomar Jr., then RI president, put the first drops of vaccine into a child 's mouth, he ceremonially launched the Philippine poliomyelitis immunization effort, and Rotary 's first Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grant project was underway. Bomar joined Enrique M. Garcia, the country 's minister of health, in signing the contract committing Rotary International and the government of the Philippines to a joint five-year effort to immunize about six million children against polio at a cost of about US$760,000.
In a 1993 interview, Bomar reminisced about the trip. He recalled how the brother of one of the children he had immunized tugged on his pant leg to get his attention, and said, “Thank you, thank you, Rotary.”
The success of this project set the stage for Rotary 's top priority to rid the world of polio. As a result of Rotary’s efforts, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine. Since Rotary launched its PolioPlus campaign in 1985, the number of polio cases worldwide has dropped 99 percent, and the virus remains endemic in only four countries -- Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
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