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Teacher Information!. Necessary materials: PowerPoint Guide. Endangered Species. Fish and Wildlife Resources. Teacher-Led Activity — Endangered Species. Give students a few minutes to list endangered/threatened/extinct species in North America and/or Idaho Ask students:

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teacher information
Teacher Information!
  • Necessary materials:
    • PowerPoint Guide
endangered species

Endangered Species

Fish and Wildlife Resources

teacher led activity endangered species
Teacher-Led Activity—Endangered Species
  • Give students a few minutes to list endangered/threatened/extinct species in North America and/or Idaho
  • Ask students:
    • Are most of these species fish, reptiles, birds or mammals? How about plants?
    • What kinds of species seem to get the most attention? Why might that be?
students will be able to
Students will be able to…
  • Define wildlife and related terms
  • Discuss various endangered species
what is wildlife6
What is wildlife?
  • Endangered Species Act (1966): Any member of the Animal Kingdom.
  • Generally, “wildlife” includes mammals, birds, and fish.
  • Is wildlife a renewable resource?
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What are the differences between extinct, endangered, and threatened species of wildlife?

  • Passenger pigeon—extinct in 1914
  • Carolina parakeet—extinct in 1918
  • Extinction—Complete disappearance of a species from earth.
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What are the differences between extinct, endangered, and threatened species of wildlife?

  • Functionally extinct
    • Very few breeding pairs
    • population cannot sustain itself
    • South China tiger— < 20 individuals in wild
    • Ivory-billed woodpecker??
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What are the differences between extinct, endangered, and threatened species of wildlife?

  • Sockeye salmon—endangered in ID, threatened in WA
  • Endangered
    • A species with very few individuals
    • May soon go extinct
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What are the differences between extinct, endangered, and threatened species of wildlife?

  • Canada lynx—threatened
  • Threatened
    • A species abundant in most of its natural range
    • With declining numbers it may be vulnerable to extinction
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What are delisted species of wildlife?

  • Bald eagle—delisted in 2007, threatened in some areas
  • Gray wolf—delisted in 2009, threatened in MN
  • Delisted—removal from the Endangered Species List
    • Different populations of a species can have different statuses
review
Review
  • Can you define wildlife?
  • Please explain differences between extinct, threatened, and endangered species of wildlife.
  • Can you discuss various endangered species?
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Homework: What is the ESA?

  • Read “The Endangered Species Act—Protecting Marine Resources” factsheet
  • Answer the following questions
  • What is the purpose of the ESA?
  • How many species are listed under the ESA?
  • What is a “take?”
  • Who enforces the ESA?
  • What is a “sentinel” species?
image sources
Image Sources
  • www.mi.nrcs.usda.gov/indian.html
  • www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/australian-wildlife.html
  • http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/07twilightzone/logs/may23/media/sponges_galore.html
  • www.michiganfilmoffice.org/Experience-Michigan/About-Michigan/Default.aspx
  • www.proteinpower.com/drmd_blog/?p=255
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