DEFORESTATION <ul><ul><li>Deforestation means animals disappear .  At the edges of developed areas, where natural habitats...
TEMPERATE FORESTS IN CHINA <ul><li>China's once  extensive forests have declined  over the centuries as human population i...
HOME OF THE GIANT PANDA  <ul><li>This temperate region is the  home  of the Giant Panda. </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer than 1,00...
ABOUT THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>The giant panda is a small black and white bear. It has large black fur eye patches, a white...
MORE ABOUT THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>Giant pandas live almost  solely on a diet of bamboo , up to 33 pounds a day, and will ...
DEFORESTATION & THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>Pandas are  extremely endangered , with little more than 1000 individuals remainin...
DEFORESTATION & THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>As climates warmed and  human populations took over much of their habitat , they d...
DEFORESTATION & THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>Their major reserve, Wolong Nature Reserve, found a  dramatic decline  in forest c...
DEFORESTATION & THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>Their  habitat has decreased so much  that they are now at the mercy of local cond...
CONSERVATION STEPS <ul><li>The Chinese government recently approved a 10 year plan to   enhance existing reserves, build n...
What can you do to help? <ul><li>Teach  others about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainfore...
SOURCES &  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS <ul><ul><li>http://animals.about.com/b/a/2003_08_18.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www....
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  1. 1. DEFORESTATION <ul><ul><li>Deforestation means animals disappear . At the edges of developed areas, where natural habitats meet human habitats, animals are forced to undergo significant changes to survive and adapt. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. TEMPERATE FORESTS IN CHINA <ul><li>China's once extensive forests have declined over the centuries as human population increased. </li></ul><ul><li>In south-central China, temperate forests of many types are watered by the five great rivers of Southeast Asia: the Mekong, Irrawaddy, Yellow, Yangtze and Salween. This is botanically the richest temperate region in the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. HOME OF THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>This temperate region is the home of the Giant Panda. </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer than 1,000 of these black-and-white bears remain in small, scattered populations. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ABOUT THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>The giant panda is a small black and white bear. It has large black fur eye patches, a white head with a black saddle across its back, black fore and hind limbs and black ears. It can weigh up to 275 pounds . </li></ul><ul><li>Giant pandas are found in mixed evergreen temperate forest, with a bamboo understory, between 3,000 and 10,000 feet altitude. </li></ul>
  5. 5. MORE ABOUT THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>Giant pandas live almost solely on a diet of bamboo , up to 33 pounds a day, and will very rarely eat other plant matter or scavenge the meat of dead deer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. DEFORESTATION & THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>Pandas are extremely endangered , with little more than 1000 individuals remaining in very fragmented and isolated habitat islands. </li></ul><ul><li>The Panda's main threat to survival is deforestation , the insularization of its remaining habitat and poaching. </li></ul>
  7. 7. DEFORESTATION & THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>As climates warmed and human populations took over much of their habitat , they declined in numbers, and their bamboo forests retreated. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1974 and 1989, their habitat was halved as a result of logging and settlements, from 20,000 square kilometers to 10,000 square kilometers </li></ul>
  8. 8. DEFORESTATION & THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>Their major reserve, Wolong Nature Reserve, found a dramatic decline in forest cover from 1965 to 1997 as growing numbers of people living in the reserve cut deciduous trees and bamboo for firewood . </li></ul><ul><li>Pandas have starved to death when their bamboo forests were cut or underwent a cyclical die-off.  </li></ul>
  9. 9. DEFORESTATION & THE GIANT PANDA <ul><li>Their habitat has decreased so much that they are now at the mercy of local conditions within each reserve. </li></ul>
  10. 10. CONSERVATION STEPS <ul><li>The Chinese government recently approved a 10 year plan to enhance existing reserves, build new reserves and create habitat corridors between reserves . This program was developed by World Wildlife Fund and the Ministry of Forestry and is estimated to cost $50 - $100 million. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What can you do to help? <ul><li>Teach others about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainforests. </li></ul><ul><li>Restore damaged ecosystems by planting trees on land where forests have been cut down. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage people to live in a way that doesn't hurt the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish parks to protect rainforests and wildlife. </li></ul><ul><li>Support companies that operate in ways that minimize damage to the environment. </li></ul>
  12. 12. SOURCES & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS <ul><ul><li>http://animals.about.com/b/a/2003_08_18.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.endangeredspecieshandbook.org/forest_eurasian_land.php </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bearden.org/Species%20and%20Programs%20pages/Panda%20page.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rainforests.mongabay.com/1001.htm </li></ul></ul>
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