Endangered Animals - Mrs. DeNicola's Science Corner

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Endangered Animals
By: Frankie D, Margie D and Allison R
Human Impact is bigger
than you think...
As humans, the dominant species on earth, we
often take little time to think about the
thousands of others species we share the
earth with. Human industry has a huge
impact on the environment, and on the
organisms living around us.
So let's take a look at some
affected animals...
Everyday we carelessly
endanger defenseless animals
Why It Matters!
Personally, I love animals. And I think they
should be rewarded for not being people. I
hate people.
The Cause
The cause of endangered animals is loss of
habitat, loss of genetic variation, vulnerable
species (population reduction and geographic
range), population unable to expand and
population size.
The Problem
The problem that we are dealing with are endangered
animals. They are becoming endangered because we are
taking away their natural environment to expand ours.
Endangered Animal List for
2013
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Mountain Gorilla
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Northern White Rhinoceros
California Condor
Brown Spider Monkey
Red Wolf
Chinese Alligator
Snow Leopard
Giant Panda
Blue Whale
Tasmanian Devil
Bonobo
These are just some of the many animals that are endangered
Where endangered animals
are...
http://worldwildlife.org/species/directory?sort=extinction
_status&direction=desc
(Show more animals endangered all over the world)
Environmental Impact
We depend on the cycle of life. Like trees
making oxygen for us, and us making carbon
for trees. Human impact is affecting the
survival of certain species that are important
to keep the circle of life going!
Possible Outcomes...
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One is that the endangered animals/species
become extinct.
The second possible outcome is that the
species survives.
Other human interferences
Human actions such as deforestation,
construction, and development are part of
what hurts endangered animals.
It's not only things like hunting animals, we can
endanger them by destroying their habitats.
Ways we can help...
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Donating money to organizations who are dedicated
to help animals
Protect natural habitats such as national parks,
natural reserves, and build homes for animals
Conserve water
Compost all food to decrease the use of chemical
fertilizers
Carpool or ride bike
Recycle
Buy organic foods
Impact on Biogeochemical
Cycles
The problem of endangered animals impacts
biogeochemical cycles because animals are
usually a key part in these cycles, they
transport the key component, for example
water, to various locations, thus spreading
out the cycle and the nutrients needed,
without this spreading of nutrients,
ecosystems will not get the supplies and
support needed to survive and will die out,
leaving the earth a barren, lifeless, wasteland
floating through space.
Work Cited
"Snow Leopard Cubs." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Baby Spider Monkey." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Baby White Tiger." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"California Condor." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Red Panda." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Mountain Gorilla." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Tasmanian Devil." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Leatherback Turtle." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"White Rhino." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Baby Red Fox." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Chinese Alligator." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Giant Panda." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Blue Whale." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Endangered Species." - National Geographic Education. National Geographic, n.d.
Web. 29 May 2013.
"Species Directory." Species List. World Wild Life, n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
<http://worldwildlife.org/species/directory?sort=extinction_status>.
Work Cited
"Bonobo." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Sanchez Cattle Mutilation 11/17/09." UFOlogy Paranormal Field Investigation UFO
Nutcom Unconventional Flying Objects Nonhuman Unidentifiable Technologies.
UFO NUT, n.d. Web. 30 May 2013.
"Proof of Extraterrestrial Life at Last!" UFO Disclosure Alien Disclosure Blog. Proof of
Extraterrestrial Life at Last!, n.d. Web. 30 May 2013.
"Business." Endangered Whales Killed for Japanese Pet Treats. ABC News, 28 May
2013. Web. 30 May 2013.
"Endangeredspecie.com, How to Help Endangered Species." Endangeredspecie.com,
How to Help Endangered Species. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.