Changes to our environment:
- Endangered species are animals that are in danger of becoming extinct, which means that there wouldn’t be any of that type of animal left in the world anymore.
- Animals of any shape, size and in any part of the world can become endangered because of many different reasons.
- Things that may put an animal at risk of being endangered include overhunting, growing sizes of cities, and using pesticides that can make the animals ill.
- The term ‘endangered species’ can apply to both plants and animals.
- Not all endangered species are on the list – someone has to work out that a type of animal is in trouble before they are added to the list. What makes this even trickier is that we may not have discovered all of the plant and animal species out there – there could be species becoming extinct before we even know about them!
- Lots of different animals are linked together through the food chain, or just because they share a habitat. When one type of animal becomes extinct, it can affect others.
- We can help endangered species through conservation. This means doing things – maybe even changing the way we do things – to make sure plants and animals are protected.
- Some of the most endangered animals in the world include the giant panda, the Siberian tiger, the Sumatran rhinoceros, the right whale and the polar bear.
Below, you will find a PowerPoint on how changes to the environment affect the habitats and ecosystems that depends on it. Complete at least 1 of the activities. You can use the poster template to create a poster - see the examples for inspiration for your own poster.