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