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Title: ENDANGERED SPECIES


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ENDANGERED SPECIES
  • Peggy Beauchamp
  • CS255
  • Beauchamp Link Page

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Facts
  • Scientists believe species are becoming extinct
    at the rate of 1 every 15 minutes...100 each
    day...and 4,000-6,000 each year.
  • Some estimates indicate that as much as one fifth
    of all the species on earth today will have
    vanished by the end of the century. 
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) Act
  • What Species are Endangered?
  • Michigan's Endangered Species

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What is an Endangered Animal?
  • An endangered animal is one whose species is on
    the verge of going extinct unless steps are taken
    soon to rescue it.
  • Pollutants and other threats in its habitat are
    factors that cause endangerment.
  • When an animal becomes extinct, it is gone
    forever!

4
What is a Threatened Animal?
  • A threatened animal is one that will likely
    become endangered unless steps are taken soon to
    reverse habitat destruction and/or pollution.
  • These designations are made by a group of
    biologists who study these animals and are
    familiar with their needs and numbers.

5
Reasons for Endangerment
  • Habitat Destruction
  • Overexploitation
  • Introduction of Exotic Species
  • Disease
  • Pollution
  • Limited Distribution
  • Other Factors

6
Well-Known Endangered Animals
  • African Elephant
  • Bald Eagle
  • Black Rhino
  • Blue Whale
  • Giant Panda
  • Gorilla
  • Manatee

7
Fun Activity
  • Now that youve got the basics, how we put them
    to the test!
  • Lets try some questions on the
  • Practice Worksheet

Answers
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Organizations
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Duke University's Primate Center
  • American Society of International Law Wildlife
    Group
  • The Endangered Wildlife Trust

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Why Save Endangered Animals?
  • They help protect a healthy environment.
  • They may lead to advances in medicines, or foods.
  • Maintain a good quality of life.
  • Why save endangered animals
  • BECAUSE WE CAN !!!
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