|Session Topic 3||Session
|The sad and
unfortunate fact is that some species of animals are struggling to survive
for a number of reasons. In the past 200 years, people have cut down forests
and cleared vast areas of land to grow crops or graze cattle and sheep.
Great cities have also been built and rivers dammed to supply water and
When this sort of activity happens, habitats are destroyed and the animals are forced to move on. Most animals, however, are adapted to live in certain habitats and cannot survive elsewhere. If too much of an animal's habitat is destroyed, their whole species may become extinct.
Australia has lost 18 species of mammals, 3 species of bird, one reptile and an unknown number of insect in the past 200 years. What can be done to stop this? How can we protect our native Australian animals? By the end of this Session Topic you should have a better understanding of endangered animals and how we can help them. Make sure you carefully read all the information before each activity.
|What you need to do...|
|* To complete this session, you need to work through each activity listed below.|
|- Written a list of endangered Australian animals and the causes of the problems?||...|
|- Visited the links above and read the information on the threats to our native animals?||...|
|- Created an advertisement promoting the issue of endangered animals?||...|
|- Searched for and located web sites on animal "care groups"?||...|
|- Completed the "Endangered Animals" crossword?||...|
|- Made good progress with your "Research Project"?||...|
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