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  • 1.  
  • 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. Definitions
    • Endangered
    • A species of plant or animal that is in immediate danger of becoming extinct and needs protection to survive.
  • 4. Endangered
    • Gray wolves are endangered in most of the lower 48 states.
  • 5. Ways That Species Become Endangered
    • Habitat loss
    • Unregulated or illegal killing or collection
    • Pesticides, pollution
    • Competition with other species
    • Disease
    • Predation
  • 6. Definitions
    • Habitat
    • The natural home or environment of an animal,
    • plant, or other organism.
  • 7. Habitat
    • It is because of habitat loss that prairie dogs are threatened.
  • 8. Habitat
    • Humans have developed more wild land
    • Prairie dogs were considered pests by the settlers
    • Thousands of prairie dog towns were killed off
  • 9. Habitat
    • Because of hunting there are less than 12,000 blue whales left worldwide.
    Blue Whale
  • 10. Habitat
    • Farmers use dangerous pesticides called DDT, causing bald eagles to begin laying eggs with shells so thin they often break.
    Bald Eagle
  • 11. Endangered Means There’s Still Time
    • An endangered species is one that is getting close to extinction if we don't help.
    Otter
  • 12. Definitions
    • Extinct
    • A species of plant or animal that is no longer living.
    Dodo Bird
  • 13.
    • What other animals can you think about that are extinct?
  • 14. Endangered Means There’s Still Time
    • All living things are connected to each other including humans.
  • 15. Endangered Means There’s Still Time
    • Endangered species show us that our world may not be as healthy as we think.
  • 16.
    • In 1973, the Endangered Species Act was passed by our government to protect disappearing plants and animals.
  • 17.
    • 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.
  • 18.
    • According to the Act, it is illegal to import, export, or sell animals and plants on the list across state lines.
  • 19.
    • What can you do to help endangered species?
  • 20.
    • 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.
  • 21.
    • The most hope for endangered species lies in the hands of young people like you who care enough to make a difference.
  • 22.