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Malaika ess species presentation

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This student presentation focuses on 1 extinct species (the great auk), 1 threatened species (Bengal tiger), and 1 species which has recovered from threatened extinction (American alligator). Aligned to the IBDP ESS-SL syllabus topic 4.2: Evaluating Biodiversity and Vulnerability

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Malaika ess species presentation

  1. 1. Extinct Endangered Recovered Species <ul><li>Species </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Great Auk <ul><li>Extinct Species </li></ul><ul><li>extinct since the mid 19 th Century. </li></ul><ul><li>Global distribution : </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic Ocean region, coast of Canada, USA, Norway etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Great Auk <ul><li>Reasons for extinction: </li></ul><ul><li>Economic pressures : </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting. </li></ul><ul><li>Eggs valued as an important food source. </li></ul><ul><li>Auk Eggs - highly prized by rich Europeans. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, loss of eggs and ultimately extinction. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bengal Tiger <ul><li>IUCN : Endangered species (EN) </li></ul><ul><li>CITES: Appendix I (most endangered) </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution : </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily found in India </li></ul><ul><li>Small populations in Nepal, Bhutan and China </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bengal Tiger <ul><li>Estimated Population size: </li></ul><ul><li>1,850 individuals surviving currently. </li></ul><ul><li>India- less than 1400 left , Nepal- around 150 left. </li></ul><ul><li>Threats: </li></ul><ul><li>rise in sea levels due to climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>illegal trade and poaching. </li></ul><ul><li>tiger bones used in traditional Chinese medicines. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bengal Tiger <ul><li>Conservation Strategies: </li></ul><ul><li>Project Tiger - wildlife conservation movement (1973) in India. </li></ul><ul><li>over 40 Project Tiger Reserves in India. </li></ul>
  7. 7. American Alligator <ul><li>Recovered Species </li></ul><ul><li>Red list Category IUCN: Lease Concern </li></ul><ul><li>CITES : Appendix II </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution of species: </li></ul><ul><li>Endemic only to Southern United States (Louisiana, Alabama, Florida etc) </li></ul>
  8. 8. American Alligator <ul><li>Estimated population size: </li></ul><ul><li>over 1 million </li></ul><ul><li>Threat to species : </li></ul><ul><li>depletion due to market hunting. </li></ul><ul><li>loss of habitat. </li></ul><ul><li>1967 - listed as endangered species under Endangered Species Act . </li></ul>
  9. 9. American Alligator <ul><li>Conservation Acts: </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts by United States Fish and Wildlife Service : </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of large, commercial alligator farms. </li></ul><ul><li>Outlawed alligator hunting. </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibition of alligator hide. </li></ul><ul><li>Resulted in recovery and removal from endangered list in 1987. </li></ul>
  10. 10. WORK CITED
  11. 11. Works Cited &quot;American Alligator Facts - Defenders of Wildlife.&quot; Defenders of Wildlife - Protection of endangered species, imperiled species, habitats . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/alligator.php>. &quot;American Alligators, American Alligator Pictures, American Alligator Facts - National Geographic.&quot; Animals - Animal Pictures - Wild Animal Facts - Nat Geo Wild - National Geographic . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/american-alligator/>. &quot;American alligator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.&quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_alligator>. &quot;Bengal Tiger Vertical Portrait Photograph by Tom Mc Nemar - Bengal Tiger Vertical Portrait Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale.&quot; Fine Art - Art Prints - Fine Art Prints - Greeting Cards - Posters - Originals - Buy Art Online - Sell Art Online . N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://fineartamerica.com/featured/bengal-tiger-vertical-portrait-tom-mc-nemar.html>. &quot;Bengal Tiger, Bengal Tiger Pictures, Bengal Tiger Facts - National Geographic.&quot; Animals - Animal Pictures - Wild Animal Facts - Nat Geo Wild - National Geographic . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bengal-tiger/>. &quot;Bengal tiger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.&quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_tiger>. &quot;Crocodiles of the World: American alligator - Alligator mississippiensis.&quot; Crocodiles of the World: Dedicated to crocodiles and their conservation . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk/animals/alligator-mississippiensis.html>. &quot;Four held for poaching tiger, smuggling wildlife goods.&quot; Top News Law . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <www.topnews.in/law/four-held-poaching-tiger-smuggling-wildlife-goods-237631>. &quot;Great Auk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.&quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Auk>. &quot;Project Tiger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.&quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Tiger>. &quot;Project Tiger,Tiger in India,Tiger Project,Project Tigers,Indian Tigers in India,Tigers in India,Tiger Conservation.&quot; Wildlife Tour,Wildlife Tour in India,Wildlife in India,India Wildlife Tours,Wildlife India,Indian Wildlife Tour in India . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://www.wildlife-tour-india.com/indian-wildlife/tiger-in-india.html>. &quot;Tiger Facts and Sound - Panthera tigris - Defenders of Wildlife - Defenders of Wildlife.&quot; Defenders of Wildlife - Protection of endangered species, imperiled species, habitats . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/tiger.php>. &quot;WWF - Bengal (Indian) tiger.&quot; WWF - WWF . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011. <http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/tigers/about_tigers/bengal_tiger/>. MLA formatting by BibMe.org.

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