This week we are focusing on Global Goal No.15, which is called 'Life on Land'. By the end of the week, you should have achieved the following outcomes:
-To understand the plight of endangered species
-Explain how individual choices and actions can contribute to improving the environment
Complete the following tasks:
1.Watch the animation for The World's Largest Lesson here to find out what the Global Goals are all about.
2.Think about the following questions and write down your ideas:
• For example:
- Even though it is illegal, elephants are poached each year for their tusks.
- Sea turtles are poached for their meat. Their shells are used to make
3.Illegal Trade in Wildlife is one of many threats to species, which include habitat loss due to land
transformation for agriculture and development, human-wildlife conflict caused by animals and
humans being pushed closer together as wild ranges disappear, climate change and
overconsumption or unsustainable use. At the heart of illegal trade is the unsustainable
demand for wildlife and wildlife products, which in turn motivates both opportunistic poaching
and harvesting and organised crime. These species and many others need your help. Look at the Wild For Life website here to take the quiz to find out which 'kindred species' you are.
4. Now that you have been given your kindred species, you need to research this endangered animal. Think about the following questions in your research:
-why is it endangered? What is already being done to help? Can you find any interesting facts about your animal? How have the numbers ( population) of the animal changed over time? How can others help to protect this animal?
5. Once you have researched your chosen animal, make a poster to inform others using the facts and ideas you have found. Include the following ideas on your poster:
6. Visit the Wild For Life website here to view a suggested pledge and other pledges from people all over the world. Have a go at making your own pledge.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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