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Sustainability - Panda Conservation in China



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  • 1. Do Now (5th Period) Name two animals that are currently extinct.
  • 2. Do Now (6th and 7th Period) Answer the closing questions on Page 9 based on last week’s presentation by Samantha from New Zealand.
  • 3. Protecting China’s National Symbol Huijun Han Columbia University Sustainability Around the World
  • 4. Warm-up • What do you think is the national symbol of China?
  • 5. What color is my country?
  • 6. Enlarge the map of your continent.
  • 7. Continue to Fun Facts
  • 8. Culture Introduction Family values are one of the most important values in China. Chinese family loves get-togethers. • Respect the old and cherish the young • Another example: Different from most of the western countries, young couple live with parents after their marriage. 552 BC-479 BC
  • 9. Families get-togethers • Special holidays: Lunar New Year, mid-autumn festival, etc.
  • 10. Extinct Species • What is extinction? • In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms, normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species. • Differences between extinct species and endangered species: • Extinct species: The last individual has died. • Endangered species: Facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
  • 11. Fun Facts • The giant panda has been referred to as a living fossil, and its contemporary species such as saber-toothed tiger and mammoth are already extinct.
  • 12. Fun Facts What does the Panda Eat? Although it is a carnivore, the panda’s diet is over 99% Bamboo
  • 13. Fun Facts • Where does the panda live? • The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan province, but also in the Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. A video later to show the real living environment of Panda! • How many pandas exist in the world? • The panda is a conservation reliant endangered species. A 2007 report shows 239 pandas living in captivity inside China and another 27 outside the country. One estimate shows that there are about 1,590 individuals living in the wild. • Reproduction: The giant panda produces the proportionally smallest baby of any placental mammal. When the cub is first born, it is pink, blind, and toothless.
  • 14. A month later
  • 15. Endangering Activity 1) Each person in a group will receive an identity. 2) Together, we will create a web. 3) Place your web on the table while we discuss various scenarios by group.
  • 16. Scenario 1 There were no laws in the country with regards to hunting pandas. Consequently, hunters have killed pandas at a faster rate than pandas can reproduce . Solution Wildlife Protection Act (2004) Greater public awareness of panda’s protected status
  • 17. Scenario 2 The water in the panda habitat becomes polluted. Solution Environmental Protection Act (1989) Water Pollution Control Act (2000)
  • 18. Scenario 3 Panda fur has become very fashionable and they are being poached to fulfill the demands of consumers. Solution Wildlife Protection Act (2004) Campaigns of NGOs and NPOs
  • 19. Scenario 4 The land of the panda habitat is being taken over to build more living space for the growing population. Solution Over 40 Panda Reserves in China Forest Law (1984)
  • 20. Closing Video • The efforts of NGOs and NPOs.
  • 21. Steps YOU Can Take • Panda Cam • WWF • Zoos: San Diego Zoo, Zoo Atlanta, etc. • Take a national history and cultural journey through China
  • 22. Closing Answer the questions on Page 11 of your passport. Turn your passports in! THANK YOU!