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Transcript of Grasslands
A large area of land covered with grass.
Products of grasslands
wheat, oats, barley, milo, corn
deposits of oil and coal.
What are some products we use these items in today?
Essential Question: Why are grasslands important to us?
main food source
water is critical
Dangers to Grasslands
What is a bad outcome that could come from one of these dangers?
People in the Grasslands
Where are Grasslands?
Essential Question: What are the grasslands used for today?
800 million people
Rural and Urban usage
Grasslands are on every continent but antarctica
Do you know of any famous grasslands?
There were four types of zebra; Grevy's, plains, mountains, and quagga. The quagga is extinct while Grevy's and mountains are endangered. -Toria
Grassland ecosystems in the U.S.A no longer exist.
Grasslands provide more food than any other biome
Fires are a major danger in grasslands
Grassland Law of the People's Republic of China (Order of the President No.82)
1/3 of earth's land and 1/5 of earth populaton
Grasslands are very similar to savannas
People and Cultures cont.
Used as grazing land for cattle
6 out of 30 is the ratio of zebras killed annually due to poaching.
Most known endangered animal.
9 different species of animals are endangered in the grasslands
Many different species of animals live there
How YOU Can Help
Donate money to help a certain kind of animal.
(World Wild Life Foundation, Defendors.org)
Speak up for Wildlife-
Communicating with Elected Officials, Working with the Media and Reaching out in Your Community.
How Can you Help?
Mexican Prarie Dog
Black Footed Ferret
Northern hairy-nosed Wombat
West African Giraffe