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Endangered species powerpoint

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

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