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Why does wildlife need protecting?
Transcript of Why does wildlife need protecting?
Are these animals extinct as well?
What do these animals have in common?
Animal or plant species that may become extinct if not protected
To differentiate between the words 'extinct' and endangered'
To identify some endangered species and see why they are endangered
To learn how we can protect our wildlife
They are all
Extinct means that not one individual of that animal or plant species is still alive
Why are some species endangered?
What are the threats for their survival in the wild?
Why are many species not in any danger?
Ban the trade in wildlife products e.g. horns, tusks, fur etc around the world
Educate people about the importance of wildlife
Organizations such as WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) raise money for protecting wildlife
Activity 3 - How can we protect our wildlife?
1. Breeding sites destroyed
2. Eggs and meat are eaten
leopard / jaguar / cheetah
crocodiles / alligators
Elephants in kenya - the problem
African forest elephants hunted for their meat.
Poached elephant in Central African Republic
LIGHT BROWN CROCODILE SKIN HANDBAGS PURSE
1. Horns are used to make dagger handles and decorative items
2. Meat eaten
Leopard / Jaguar / Cheetah
1. Fur for clothes, bags, shoes etc
2. Hunted for trophy
Crocodiles / alligators
1. Skins for handbags, shoes, belts
2. Meat eaten
- Habitat loss
- Pesticide use on farms
Activity 2: Identify the species and the reasons for being endangered.
I am able to differentiate between the words 'extinct' and endangered'
I know why some endangered species like the hawksbill turtles, leopards, crocodiles, blue butterflies, rhinos and elephants are endangered
I can list three strategies / methods to protect our wildlife