What does 'endangered' mean?
To be at a vulnerable state and near extinction.
What are some of the things that cause species to become
Somethings that cause species to become endangered are habit loss
and doesn't just affect the one creature but the whole lot in that area.
Another are pest which will kill endangered species. Also diseases
that spread quickly from species and there is biosecurity which has
unwanted orangisms that can harm species.
What animal have you chosen to investigate?
What does your animal look like?
Where does your animal live? (Habitat)
the hochsetters frog is found in the north island.It lives along the
edges of streams in native forrests.They live in under stones in damp
ground near the trees.
What things does it need to survive?
what it needs to survie is good habitat with a nice flowing stream and
insects that it can find to eat. it is also nocturnal so needs some
where dark to sleep through the day
What does it eat?
the Hochstetters frog eats little insects and are actually carnivores.
How does it fit into the food web?
it fits in around near the bottom being able to killled by centipeds,
stream fish and birds, with little insects down underneath it.
Why is your species endangered?
Its is endangered from mining for the miners to destroy its habitat.
Also logging and again cutting down trees destroying their habit and
having no where else to go.
What organisations are helping your species? How are they helping?
Halmiton zoo is helping because they are protecting it from a chytrid fungus
and any other threats. Also to see the amphibian and get knowledge on them.
As well they keep them there to breed and to educate others on them.
Should we save this species? Why?
We should save this species because we have hardly any
amphibions in NZ and should keep them alive and then we can learn
more about them.
How can we does this?
We can do this by stop mining in conservation lands and be careful
when we do mine and make sure no species is living there and stop
wasting paper because we get this from trees which get destroyed
and create habitat loss for the hochstetter's frog.
Is saving the endangered species possible in today's world?
Yes it should be easy knowing the consquences so we should all be
hinking before we act. as well you could persuade people which will
lead out to heaps of people doing that.
How has science and technology impacted on this endangered
One of these impacts they have had on it is quite major with the
mining and impacts it them and gets rid of their enviroment. A good
impact is cameras which can actually video them by seeing what they
do and how they can help them.