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Conservation Bio Survey Prezi

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By: Matea Kokorovic, Samantha Stefanoff, Jessica Burtney Conservation and Biodiversity Loss in Canada Introduction Public survey on conservation initiatives and biodiversity loss
Purpose
To investigate the knowledge and opinions of the public on the topic of biological conservation in Canada Methods Survey was conducted randomly (in school, at work, at the mall)
Sample size: 100 people
True/False, Multiple Choice, and Particular Answer questions
50:50 Ratio of Male vs Female
Majority of individuals were between the ages 18 and 25 Sample Survey Questions Results What do people want to conserve? Discussion Specific Focus

How much does the public know about conservation?
How willing are they to help with initiatives?
Does this willingness change with an increase in knowledge?
Are there significant differences between age classes? Methods Continued Data was analyzed on excel
R-Squared Values, Standard Error and Error Bars, and means were calculated for analysis
Knowledge and Eagerness-based questions were scored in order to correlate
1) People with more knowledge of conservation are more willing to help with conservation efforts

2) People are more willing to help conserve more aesthetically pleasing organisms, or animals that they believe are cute

3) Younger generations are more informed of conservation issues Hypotheses Knowledge and Conservation Positive, but weak correlation
High levels of knowledge allows people to understand importance of biodiversity
People with higher knowledge see the bigger picture, and how species are involved in everyday lives (Nantawanit et al. 2012) Knowledge and Conservation People may feel that conservation is unimportant
Even with high knowledge of conservation, people might not feel personally affected by it
Decisions affected by money (especially students) Aesthetically Pleasing Organisms Peoples' values vary and affect which organisms they would want to conserve
Most people wanted to conserve the grizzly bear or the fox
"Cuteness"
Strength, national pride
Popularity Knowledge Possessed by Different Age Groups Younger generations have the highest knowledge of conservation
Current issue
Elementary/High/Post Secondary Education, Media, Social Older generations also have relatively high knowledge
Media (National Geographic, News) What Specific Organism Do People Want to Conserve? Conclusions All three hypotheses were accepted
Future implementations of more educational programs encompassing conservation are essential
Increase incentives by the government to promote conservation efforts
Emphasis of Canadian conservation issues in the media
Increase the public's knowledge Conservation of threatened/endangered species, including the tiger salamander, the grizzly bear, the grey fox, and the columbian carpet moss
Biodiversity loss in Canada is occurring due to increased urbanization, pollution, diseases, climate change, and invasive species (Environment Canada, 2010)
We need conservation strategies in order to lessen the harmful effects of biodiversity loss Introduction References Environment Canada (2010). Caring for Canada's biodiversity. Retrieved from www.biodivcanada.ca

Nantawanit, N., Panijpan, B., and Ruenwongsa, P. 2012. Promoting Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Plant Defense Responses Using the Fighting Plant Learning unit (FPLU). Internat. J. Math. Ed. 10: 827-864.
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