Miss Maricarmen Fourth Grade
Endangered Means  There’s Still Time Endangered     species are like fire  alarms. They tell us about  problems in our ho...
Definitions             Endangered A species of plant or animal that is  in immediate danger of becoming  extinct and nee...
Definitions        Extinct A species of plant  or animal that is no  longer living.
Passenger Pigeon –   Now Extinct
Dusky Seaside Sparrow Last  of these  birds died in  1987 Sparrows lost  their homes as  marshes were  destroyed
Endangered Means   There’s Still Time                      An endangered                      species is one             ...
Endangered Means   There’s Still Time Gray wolves are also endangered in most of the lower 48 states.
Endangered Means  There’s Still TimeA threatenedspecies is justa step behind,and may soonbecomeendangered ifwe dont help.
Endangered Means   There’s Still Time                           African                           Elephant Poacherscut of...
Ways That SpeciesBecome Endangered Habitat loss Unregulated or illegal killing or  collection Pesticides, pollution Co...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Itis because of habitat loss that  spotted owls are threatened.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Differentaged trees like this are perfect for owls nests, food, shelter and protectio...
Endangered Means   There’s Still Time The spotted owls problem started years ago when old growth forests were cut faster ...
Endangered Means   There’s Still Time The spotted owl is our fire alarm to the problem of over-cutting our forests.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Itis also because of habitat loss  that whooping cranes are  endangered.
Endangered Means   There’s Still Time Whooping  cranes need wetlands for food and protection.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Historically,             wetlands were considered wastelands, suitable only for mosq...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time When  wetlands are drained of all their water, this is habitat loss.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time   Ferretsdepend on these   prairie dogs for food.
Endangered Means  There’s Still Time Prairie dogs were considered  pests by the settlers Thousands of prairie dog  towns...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time There are two reasons why tigers are endangered, habitat loss and illegal killing.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Certain        human activities are also the main problem facing the endangered manat...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Sometimes speed boats run over the manatees.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Notall endangered species are mammals and birds we are familiar with.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time          Many  plants,          like this insect-          eating pitcher          pl...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time        This is a         bunched Cory         Cactus, a very         endangered plant...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time All living things, from mammals to fish and insects, are connected and depend on each...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Allliving things are connected to each other including humans.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time It has been estimated that a  disappearing plant can take with  it up to 30 other spe...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Endangered  species show us that our world may not be as healthy as we think.
Endangered Means There’s Still Time The use of a dangerous pesticide called DDT caused bald eagles to begin laying eggs w...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time           DDT   was           being used           on farms to           control     ...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time Brown  pelicans also signaled the DDT alarm to us when their egg shells started thinn...
Endangered Means There’s Still Time The system of living things depending on one another is called an ecosystem.
 Itis the job of the U.S. Fish and  Wildlife Service to manage over 500  refuges with over 90 million acres for  the conv...
 In1973, the Endangered Species Act was passed by our government to protect disappearing plants and animals.
 More than 900 species of plants and animals in the U.S., and more than 530 species living in other parts of the world, a...
 According  to the Act, it is illegal to import, export, or sell animals and plants on the list across state lines.
 Whatcan you do to help endangered species?
 Learn  as much as you can about  endangered species in your area Visit a nearby national wildlife  refuge or nature cen...
 Themost hope for endangered species lies in the hands of young people like you who care enough to make a difference.
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  1. 1. Miss Maricarmen Fourth Grade
  2. 2. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Endangered species are like fire alarms. They tell us about problems in our home we call Earth. If we listen to their alarm calls, they could help us improve our lives and the health of our planet.
  3. 3. Definitions Endangered A species of plant or animal that is in immediate danger of becoming extinct and needs protection to survive. Threatened A species is likely to become endangered if it is not protected
  4. 4. Definitions Extinct A species of plant or animal that is no longer living.
  5. 5. Passenger Pigeon – Now Extinct
  6. 6. Dusky Seaside Sparrow Last of these birds died in 1987 Sparrows lost their homes as marshes were destroyed
  7. 7. Endangered Means There’s Still Time  An endangered species is one that is getting close to extinction.Black Rhino of Africa
  8. 8. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Gray wolves are also endangered in most of the lower 48 states.
  9. 9. Endangered Means There’s Still TimeA threatenedspecies is justa step behind,and may soonbecomeendangered ifwe dont help.
  10. 10. Endangered Means There’s Still Time African Elephant Poacherscut off their ivory tusks to make carvings and sell them for money.
  11. 11. Ways That SpeciesBecome Endangered Habitat loss Unregulated or illegal killing or collection Pesticides, pollution Competition with other species Disease Predation
  12. 12. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Itis because of habitat loss that spotted owls are threatened.
  13. 13. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Differentaged trees like this are perfect for owls nests, food, shelter and protection from predators.
  14. 14. Endangered Means There’s Still Time The spotted owls problem started years ago when old growth forests were cut faster than they could regrow.
  15. 15. Endangered Means There’s Still Time The spotted owl is our fire alarm to the problem of over-cutting our forests.
  16. 16. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Itis also because of habitat loss that whooping cranes are endangered.
  17. 17. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Whooping cranes need wetlands for food and protection.
  18. 18. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Historically, wetlands were considered wastelands, suitable only for mosquitoes and draining.
  19. 19. Endangered Means There’s Still Time When wetlands are drained of all their water, this is habitat loss.
  20. 20. Endangered Means There’s Still Time  Ferretsdepend on these prairie dogs for food.
  21. 21. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Prairie dogs were considered pests by the settlers Thousands of prairie dog towns were killed off Without the prairie dogs, the ferrets had no food
  22. 22. Endangered Means There’s Still Time There are two reasons why tigers are endangered, habitat loss and illegal killing.
  23. 23. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Certain human activities are also the main problem facing the endangered manatee, or sea cow.
  24. 24. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Sometimes speed boats run over the manatees.
  25. 25. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Notall endangered species are mammals and birds we are familiar with.
  26. 26. Endangered Means There’s Still Time  Many plants, like this insect- eating pitcher plant, are endangered.
  27. 27. Endangered Means There’s Still Time This is a bunched Cory Cactus, a very endangered plant found in the Southwest deserts.
  28. 28. Endangered Means There’s Still Time All living things, from mammals to fish and insects, are connected and depend on each other for survival.
  29. 29. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Allliving things are connected to each other including humans.
  30. 30. Endangered Means There’s Still Time It has been estimated that a disappearing plant can take with it up to 30 other species.
  31. 31. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Endangered species show us that our world may not be as healthy as we think.
  32. 32. Endangered Means There’s Still Time The use of a dangerous pesticide called DDT caused bald eagles to begin laying eggs with shells so thin they often broke.
  33. 33. Endangered Means There’s Still Time  DDT was being used on farms to control agricultural pests.
  34. 34. Endangered Means There’s Still Time Brown pelicans also signaled the DDT alarm to us when their egg shells started thinning.
  35. 35. Endangered Means There’s Still Time The system of living things depending on one another is called an ecosystem.
  36. 36.  Itis the job of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to manage over 500 refuges with over 90 million acres for the conversation of endangered species, ecosystems, and natural diversity.
  37. 37.  In1973, the Endangered Species Act was passed by our government to protect disappearing plants and animals.
  38. 38.  More than 900 species of plants and animals in the U.S., and more than 530 species living in other parts of the world, are protected by the Endangered Species Act.
  39. 39.  According to the Act, it is illegal to import, export, or sell animals and plants on the list across state lines.
  40. 40.  Whatcan you do to help endangered species?
  41. 41.  Learn as much as you can about endangered species in your area Visit a nearby national wildlife refuge or nature center Volunteer to help Don’t buy species illegally taken from the wild Don’t buy products made from threatened or endangered species.
  42. 42.  Themost hope for endangered species lies in the hands of young people like you who care enough to make a difference.
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