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Why does wildlife need protecting?

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Bimal Alexander

on 12 April 2014

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Transcript of Why does wildlife need protecting?

Lesson 2 - 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
Hawksbill turtle
LEARNING GOALS
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
Dodo bird

Sabertooth tiger

Woolly mammoth

Dinosaurs

They are all

Extinct means that not one individual of that animal or plant species is still alive
Hawksbill turtle

Alligator
Gharial crocodiles
Cheetahs
Leopard
Jaguar
Hawksbill Turtle
Rhino
Elephants
Blue butterfly
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?
Hawksbill Turtle

1. Breeding sites destroyed
2. Eggs and meat are eaten

leopard / jaguar / cheetah
crocodiles / alligators
blue butterflies
rhinos
Elephants in kenya - the problem
African forest elephants hunted for their meat.

Poached elephant in Central African Republic

ALLIGATOR SHOES

LIGHT BROWN CROCODILE SKIN HANDBAGS PURSE

LEOPARD SHOES

Leopard Coat

Dolphins
Crocodile
Rhinos

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

Blue butterflies

- Habitat loss
- Pesticide use on farms

Activity 2: Identify the species and the reasons for being endangered.
Homework
page 101
Success criteria
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
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