Kate Stevenson: Orang-utan

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· Orang-utans are currently on the critically endangered list

· Due to the wide variety of foods Orangutans eat and their wide paths through the forest they are crucial to the distribution of seeds which regenerate the forest. Some plants won’t germinate until after they have been through the animals’ digestive system. The loss of the orangutans could have dramatic consequences for the ecosystem, with the subsequent depletion of thousands of plants

· Where logging has occurred and forests are fragmented, measures must be taken to create corridors and allow gene flow between geographically separated populations.
ICUN Website

The Burning Season website

Primate Factsheets website

(IUCN, 2009)

(Evolve Media, 2009)

(Cawthon Lang, 2005)

You need to copy the exemplar above and enter information on your endangered animal. You might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers

Lachlan A

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Miss Stevenson ??? read the blue points at the top of the page which explain what you need to do
Alex A

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  • Ghost Bats are rated vunerable on the ICUN redlist
  • they are important as they do not just only eat smaller mamals and insects but they also eat fruit and fly to differnt caves to help spread the tree the fruit came off
ICUN Website
(ICUN 2009)
Miss Stevenson: Alex - great start - you need to refer to my exemplar for some guidance on the depth required. I suggest you consult some sources other than the IUCN website to provide yourself with some more points.

James B

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  • The Maned Three Toed Sloth is currently endangerd
  • the fact that the sloth feeds on such a wide variety o leaves and that is has such a low metabilism. this makes for the fact that their feices create a wide variety of plant lif in that area
  • The sloth has amazing healing abilities and can survive cevere injuries. how is this an environmental point
  • Therfore scientist want to study it further why?
**ARKive**
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Miss Stevenson: James - great start but again your spelling needs a lot of work ... please use spellchecker in word ... good point on the metabolism and plant life - you might want to expand here on the types of plant life that would suffer if the sloth was not around

Murray B

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  • Hawksbill Turtles are on the critically endangered list.
  • Sea turtles may be carnivorous, herbivorous or omnivorous.
  • Sponges are the principal diet of hawksbills.
http://www.arkive.org/hawksbill-turtle/eretmochelys-imbricata/info.html.

http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/sea-turtle/diet.htm

http://www.turtles.org/hawksd.htm
Sea Turtles
Miss Stevenson: Good start with your point on sponges - you might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ... would this impact the sponges or other animals/plants in their habitat?


Alexander B
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-Red wolves are now on the critically endangered list.
-The red wolves diet consists of rabbits and rodents, which destroy crops and farmlands. If the red wolf continues to eat these small animals farming industries will be able to grow more crops and supply resources to people however if the species is wiped out this cannot happen.
http://www.iucn.org/apps/redlist/details/3747/0

http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/red_wolf.php
(IUCN Red List
2009
(Defendors of wildlife 2010)
Miss Stevenson: Good start Alex - make sure these points tie to your solution ...

Andrew B
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  • Asian Elephants are currently on the endangered list
  • Due to the haemorrhagic septicaemia disease the numbers of the Asian Elephant have dramatically decreased as it spreads over a large amount of animals at a fast rate, this affects the enviroment due to the elephant diet, as they strip the trees of bark, which has great worries for the ecosystem.
  • Where logging has occurred and forests are being destroyed, measures must be taken to save this amazing creature
**WWF-Asian Elephant**
World Wildlife Fund, 2006)
Miss Stevenson: Good start Andrew - but I am not sure I understand your second bullet point - what does the disease have to do with tree stripping?
You might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ... would this impact the other animals/plants in their habitat?




George C

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· Breeding programs would be good for the ecosystem because National Parks do not just release rehabilitated Cassowaries anywhere. They wait until a cassowary is found dead, then they release a rehabilitated bird of the same sex and age in that patch of rainforest. So the ecosystem would stay the same
breeding program
The Cassowary chick rescue.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Miss Stevenson: Good start George .. You might also want to bring in some points from the video we watched about how cassowaries disperse seeds - check your in class notes and your yellow book will have all the references you need.

Jack C
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  • The as vunuerable on the ICUN list.
  • Dugongs also play and important role in ecological marine and coastal systems and the status of a population of dugongs can be used to indicate the health of the ecosystem and if the dugong becomes extincted we wont be able to do this any more.
  • Also where boats have driven in shallow water or at low tide especiaaly in sea grass ares the motor tears up the sea grass and sestroys the dugongs habitat that why boatie should 'go slow' in marine park zones.
ICUN Website

Dugongs
(ICUN 2009)


(Marsh, H. et al. (2002) Dugong Status Report)


Miss Stevenson: Good start Jack ... Persistance pays off! You need to fire up your spell checker and read what you write before you finish ....

Jordan C

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Evidence on Economic Viability of Solution
In South-East Russia the Siberian Tiger is the Apex Predator, the Apex predator is at the top of the food chain it keeps the food change in place so a species doesn’t over populate. Which is exactly what will happen if the Siberian Tiger
http://vygotsky.ced.appstate.edu/evolution/duckett/ecology.htm

Miss Stevenson: Good start Jordan - you need to explain what the Tiger eats and which species might get out of control without your solution
Euan C
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  • The White Rhino is currently listed as threatened on the ICUN list.
  • The White Rhino is important as an animal because it positively impacts the environment in 2 different ways.
  • It spreads plant material (Seeds, etc.), and so help the habitat to re-grow.
  • As an beautiful animal which future generations should be able to enjoy as much as we do today - ENVIRONMENTAL POINT?.
ICUN Redlist
(ICUN, 2009)

Miss Stevenson: Euan - great start - it would be great if you could expand on your third dot point. I suggest you consult some sources other than the IUCN website to provide yourself with some more points. Your last dot points need some evidence to support it and may be better on Page 9?

Ian D
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  • The snow Leopard is listed as endangered on the IUCN Redlist.
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IUCN

Yahoo answers-Role in the Ecosystem
(IUCN, 2009)

(Yahoo answers,2010)
Miss Stevenson: Ian you have not provided any environmental evidence on why your solution should be employed to save your animal - you might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ...
Do not use Yahoo Answers - this is not an appropriate website for year 9 research ... if you are having trouble finding information start using different search terms eg snow leopard population decline consequences


Nikhil D



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· Bengal Tigers are currently on the endangered list

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Where logging has currently occurred and forests have been altered, corridors and paths must be created to allow spread out populations to be connected once again. This is will then stop inter-breeding in clans and will consequently stop genetic diseases.

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Bengal Tigers provides sustainability for its surrounding environment. Its diet includes wild cattle, wild pigs, wild boars, deer etc.; animals which if in large quantities, could destroy a whole ecosystem. Therefore, if the Bengal Tiger were to become extinct, these animals would have one less predator meaning, they would be in much higher numbers. Overall, we must protect the Bengal Tiger as they play an important role in its ecosystem.
Tiger Home

ICUN Website
(Tigerhomes.org, 2006)

(ICUN, 2009)

Miss Stevenson: Excellent work Nikhil


Elon F


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  • Although the African elephant is not quite endangered yet, the numbers are rapidly dropping.
  • Elephants play a vital role in the forest and savannah habitats in which they live. A large number of plant species need to pass through an elephant's digestive system before being able to germinate. It is calculated that over one third of the tree species in African forests rely on this method.
  • While feeding on vegetation, elephants can clear certain areas to allow the sunlight to pass through the forest which enables further growth of other plant species.
**WWF - African Elephants**
(World Wildlife Fund, 2006)
Miss Stevenson: Great work Elon

Sagnik G
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· Amur Leopards are currently critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
· The Amur Leopard is a carnivore which means that it eats meat. The leopards’ main food sources which are deer, wild boar and hares are dropping rapidly in numbers meaning that the leopard is fast running out of food sources.
· The Amur Leopard has been forced into a very small are of forest which is its habitat. The Government and the people should create more area of forest for the Amur Leopard to spread and grow in numbers.
· The forest should be left untouched so that the leopard can live properly without loss of habitat.
**IUCN Red List-Amur Leopard**
**Pacific Environment-Threats to the Amur Leopard**

**Pacific Environment-Primorye**

**Pacific Environment-Primorye**
IUCN Red List (2009)

Pacific Environment (2005)

Pacific Environment (2005)

Pacific Environment (2005)



Vinay H

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  • Foxes and feral cats have been destoying the habitat of the eastern barred bandicoot and also eating them leaving less of this endagered species alive
http://www.australianfauna.com/easternbarredbandicoot.php
(Australian Fauna)
Miss Stevenson: Good start Vinay ... you need more research here .. .you need to turn your focus back to your solution and your animal and provide environmental evidence on why your solution should be employed to save your animal. You might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ...



Dugald H




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  • Greater Bilbies and currently listed as Vulnerable
  • Where predators such as foxes occur the number of Bilbies is small
  • Bilbies eat plant seeds, fruits, fungi as well as small insects
  • These foods are manly found in dry arid areas
  • the Bilby have three roles in the ecosystem functioning;
    • consumers
    • ecosystem engineers
    • dispersers of seed and fungi
  • If the Bilby was not there seeds would not be dispersed as well as they would not be able to change the habitat as ecosystem engineers
ICUN red list- Bilby and Easter Bilby and Adelaide Research
(International union for Conservation of Nature, 2009)
( Easter Bilby)

Miss Stevenson: Dugald - The point I have highlighted in blue is excellent - you need to explain each of your bullet points on consumers, ecosystem enginners and dispersers of seed and fungi in more detail. Excellent research to find that point - now expand - keep it up!

Hari I

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Black Rhino’s importance in the wild
· The black rhino is currently on the critically endangered list.
· Its extinction could be the start of many other animals in the area that have a main diet of grass Miss Stevenson: provide examples here of animals that rely on the rhino keeping the woody plants under control. The black rhino stops woody plants from dominating its surrounding area. This, in effect, lets the grass to grow.
· As more and more rhinos are released into the wild, plans to extend the rhinos habitat must be thought about, such as: corridors and vegetation growth.Miss Stevenson: why? explain
Black Rhino Fast Facts
world, S. (2010, February 23)
Miss Stevenson: Good start Hari.

Evan J
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The Siberian tiger is one of the main predators in Russia. This is good as if an animal over populates it can kill it easily and the population of that animal will go down.
Siberian Tiger Facts
(Wikipedia, 2010)
Miss Stevenson: Evan ... you need more research here .. .you need to turn your focus back to your solution and your animal and provide environmental evidence on why your solution should be employed to save your animal. You might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ...
Do not use Wikipedia - this is not an appropriate website for year 9 research ... if you are having trouble finding information start using different search terms eg siberian tiger population decline consequences


Josh K

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-The Jaguar is an umbrella species (One species that protects others in its habitat) By protecting the Jaguar's heavy wooded rainforest, it extends protection to other critically vulnerable species like the ocelot,
the giant anteater, the tapir, the red howler monkey, the scarlet macaw and the
yellow knobbed currasow.
-As a predator of other species there is a natural balance in population numbers
which would be removed with the decrease in numbers of the Jaguar.
-Encouraging reforestation and conservation of rainforest on farmers' lands
repairs South America's 'holes' in the Jaguar habitat creating corridors for the
Jaguar to pass through thereby improving the abundance of the jaguar's food and reduce its reliance on attacks on livestock, and protects it from human persecution.
http://www.panda.org/http://find.galegroup.com/gic/
World Wildlife Fund
EFE World News Service 2007
Time Magazine 2004

Miss Stevenson: Josh - you need to explain how your animal helps the ecosystem and what would happen if it wasn't there. I suggest you consult some sources other than the IUCN website to provide yourself with some more points. Please read my example at the top, the blue points at the top and some of your classmates exemplars for more guidance.


Shalutha K

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· The Iberian Lynx is currently classified as critically endangered and there are around 120 left, as of 2006.

- The Iberian Lynx plays and important role in the ecosystem. They kill other carnivores, such as foxes, feral cats and dogs, which then ensures that there is a sufficient amount of the rabbit population for them to eat. The loss of the lynx would mean more carnivores, which in-turn means less rabbits (which might not seem bad, considering the huge effect rabbits have had on the australian environment) but it also means that there are a lot more feral cats and dogs (which also have a huge effect on our environment, such as all the pets, and sometimes humans, killed by the feral animals) Saving the lynx would mean a stable ecosystem, in which everything works together.

- The part of my solution that would have the biggest, and only, environmental effect would be the first one, breeding and releasing rabbits into the lynx' habitat. Rabbits have had a huge effect on the ecosystem of Australia, and introducing more wouldn't help the situation. The only solution to this problem, that can be seen at the present, is to only breed and release the amount of rabbits that would be needed for the lynx' diet. This will ensure that there aren't too many rabbits in the wild and will also control the lynx' diet, making sure that they aren't overfed or starved. Therefore if this new solution is followed it will lead to no environmental effect.

- My other two solutions, banning construction and hunting in the lynx' habitat, would have no environmental effect.

Animal Info
WWF - Iberian Lynx
Cat in Shrinking Space
Feral Feast
(Animal Info, 1999-2010)

(World Wildlife Fund, 2006)

(World Wildlife Fund, 2010)

(ThinkQuest, 2003)

Miss Stevenson: Shalutha - you need to think more about the imapct of releasing rabbits into the lynx habitat.... for example - there will be a lot of information about what happened in Australia with the release of the rabbit here - there are some dire environmental consequences

You might also want to think about the benefits that the Lynx provides to its ecosystem ... what does it eat, does it contribute to seed dispersal etc



Tallon K
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Mahogany Gliders are currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Redlist. The Mahogany Gliders habitat has and still is being destroyed by plantations, such as sugar cane, plantation pine, bananas and cattle. Over 80% of their habitat has been destroyed and their only solution is too retreat too fragmented patches of leasehold or private land.
Australian Government - Mahogany Glider Australian Government - Mahogany Glider
(Australian Government, 2009)
(Australian Government, 2009)

Miss Stevenson: Tallon - the points above are focussed on the cause of decline. You now need to turn your focus back to your solution and your animal and provide environmental evidence on why your solution should be employed to save your animal. You might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ...


Michael L

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* Red Pandas are listed vulnerable by IUCN Redlist and endangered by National Geographic.
  • The Red Pandas are very cute and the next generation of people should be albe to see Red Pandas as a living animal
  • also, Red Pandas are being Forced to inbreed because of current disruptions that prevent them from breeding with other Red Pandas that are not in the same family,this then creates diseases caused by gene flow
  • The Red Pandas' diet is mainly vegetarian, but they do eat insects and rodents occasionally, without Red Pandas, there would be one less animal that is eating insects and rodents so that there will not be as many to wonder into your houses.

IUCN - Red Panda
and **National Geographic**
(IUCN, 2009)
(National Geographic, 1996-2010)


Miss Stevenson: Michael - you have not really addressed the criteria - please read my exemplar, Nikhils example and the guidance in blue at the top of the page to help your structure your response to focus on the environment sensitivities of the solutions you have chosen.

Mackenzie L


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  • As the Diet of the Tree kangaroo is mainly made up of plant material and seeds so it spreads seeds and allows them to germinate
  • The Species is located within a small area in north eastern QLD, so if a disease broke out, there would be a high risk of extinction
Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges

IUCN

(CWRL,2009)

(IUCN,2010)

Miss Stevenson: Good start Mackenzie - you need to show where you go this information from and provide your references ... it would be great if your research could be expanded a little - refer to my exemplar for guidance and some of your classmates eg Nikhil.

Vincent L
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.The condors are currently listed Endangered on the IUCN Redlist
. The condors eat dead animals such as sheep, horses, bison and deer, usally if dead animals are left un -touched for a couple of days it starts to rot and the rotting smell attract other animals and by the time the other animals eat the carcass it is already full of disease, mice, ticks and fleas. The animal will soon spread it and die of the disease from the dead animal. So we rely on the condor to eat the dead carcass before it rots or many animals will die. This is why the condor plays a important role in the environment and it is awsome.
azgfg.gov.condor

(AZQFQ.condor)

Miss Stevenson: Good Vinny ... make sure you are using third person ... so no "I" or "We" .. .you need to write as fact. You also need to avoid using emotive language like "awesome" ... even though your Condor is a fantastic animal ... you need to consider your audience (the government) and stick to facts/evidence backed up by references.

Rhys M
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“When southern hairy-nosed wombats graze in front of their burrows, they may create an area with a higher density of new green shoots, a sign of delayed growth of individual grass plants (Wells, 1987). Additionally, other animals, such as introduced rabbits and foxes, may use wombat burrows. Southern hairy-nosed wombats are known to harbor a number of parasites, but seemingly with no effect on the wombats. Also, they may contract bacterial and fungal diseases.” (Nowak, 1991; Wells, 1987, University of Michigan, 2008)
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Lasiorhinus_latifrons.html
(University of Michigan, 2008)
Miss Stevenson: Rhys - great work!

Oliver M








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Tom M


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  • The Arabian Oryx eats many shrubs and herbs which rely on it to spread its seeds. Not saving this animal would cause the extinction of many species of plants.
  • Continuing isolation will prevent proper gene flow and limit the number of Arabian Oryx in a certain area.
**IUCN**
ADW
(IUCN, 2009)
(ADW, 2008)


Miss Stevenson: Tom - the points above are focussed on the cause of decline. You now need to turn your focus back to your solution and your animal and provide environmental evidence on why your solution should be employed to save your animal. You might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ...


Joshua N
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· Tasmanian Devils are currently on the endangered list
· Tasmanian devils play an important role in keeping the state's ecosystem in balance. They keep the population of other predators, such as foxes and feral (wild) cats, in check.
· Ray Nias, head of World Wildlife Federation-Australia's conservation program, says all Tasmanian wildlife will suffer if the devil becomes extinct.

· After the Tasmanian wolf they are the largest native, mammalian predator on Tasmania which would lead to even more collapses in the ecosystem
IUCN Redlist

Tasmanian Devil Endangered

Animal Diversity Web
(IUCN, 2009)

(Scholastic, 2008)

(Interagency Education Research Initiative, the Homeland Foundation and the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. , 2001)
Josh - excellent work - well done!


Mitch S
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.the Dhole is currently on the critically endangered list as it only has 2500 left

.we could put fences around the national parks so the dhole is in protected within the vacinity of those national parks
**IUCN Redlist**
the red list ICUN

Miss Stevenson: Mitch - the points above are focussed on your solution - but not evidence supporting your solution. You now need to turn your focus back to your solution and your animal and provide environmental evidence on why your solution should be employed to save your animal. You might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ...

Ben V
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  • Panay Monitor Lizards are currently on the endangered list.
  • Due to the Lizard's mainly vegetarian diet this lizard spreeds the seeds from fuit of the Screw Palm and the Palm Tree thus spreading around the seeds to create new trees. Loss of the Panay Monitor Lizard could cases some species of trees to die out in Panay.
(IUCN,2009)

PESCP News
(IUCN, 2009)

(PESCP,2007)
Miss Stevenson: Good work Ben! Great research on the types of trees that could become endangered! well done!


Matthew W
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1. Pedder Galaxias is currently on the critically endangered list.




Miss Stevenson: Matthew - you need to turn your focus back to your solution and your animal and provide environmental evidence on why your solution should be employed to save your animal. You might think about how your animal impacts the ecosystem in which they live and what would happen if a) they were no longer there and b) impacts from continued isolation or declining numbers ...