Thursday, March 1, 2012

Endangered Species

http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/index.html

Choose an animal at the bottom of the page and answer these questions:

1. What is the name of the animal species?
2. Why is the species important or special?
3. Why is the species endangered?
4. What is being done to help this species?

7 comments:

  1. http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/penguins/WWFImgFullitem3065.jpg

    Emperor penguins are an endangered species. Penguins are fish-eating birds that swim in the water and waddle on land, but do not fly in the air. Their species is endangered because of global warming which changes the climate and threatens their natural habitat. Experts are trying to help the penguins by protecting their nesting grounds: the place where penguins lay eggs.

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  2. Bedriya and JamilaMarch 1, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Black spider monkey are one of the largest primates in south America.
    They are black all over although the face can be a different color.
    Black spider monkeys are endangered because people are hunting and habitat loss.

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  3. Maia & DanielMarch 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Polar bears are an endangered species.
    The species is important because when polar bears are at risk, this may be a sign that other parts of the environment and cultural values are at risk too.
    Their species is endangered because of climate change, which leads to the loss of Arctic sea ice.
    WWF works to protect polar bears by funding field research to find out how climate change affects the long-term chance of survival for polar bears.
    They want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change.
    They are preventing poaching, illegal trade, unsustainable tourism, and industrial activite.

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  4. African elephant,people use for transportation. Same people are killing and hunting for ivory. WWF works to increase awareness of the issue and help drive down demand for ivory.

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  5. The tiger is the largest species of all the Asian big cats and is on the top of the food chain and is the most culturally important. Tigers are forced to compete for space with dense human population and they face unrelenting pressure from poaching, retaliatory killings, and habitat loss across their range. By saving the tigers we also save the biologically rich and diverse landscapes where they still roam.

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  6. The monarch migration is important because the monarch butterflies migrate southward in the Autumn. They are gold like the sun and they are moved according to the sun. The monarch of migration travels 1,200 to 2,800 miles. They moved from southeast Canada and then to the U.S. and to central Mexico. They live to be 525 years old and they have been recognized as an endangered biological phenomenon. The first priority in the world is butterfly conservation.

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  7. Nati and IstarlinMarch 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    There are many species of Tiger, we will talk about Sumatran Tiger. They are exotic and best loved animals and culturally significant to Sumatra. Habitat loss across the range exposes them to hunting. We are concentrating efforts on protecting key shelters to give enough space. By saving tigers we also save the biological life.

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