Endangered Species (50 points)

Before a plant or animal can receive protection under the Endangered Species Act, it must first be placed on the Federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. An “endangered” species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. A “threatened” species is one that is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future. Go to the following website and choose a species that is endangered (must have an “E” in the far right column).

http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/SpeciesReport.do or

You will create a page of your animal.
You may choose to write your information in sentance of bullet format under the following requirements below:

Name: Common name, scientific name, nickname (ie: King of the Jungle) (5 points)

Description: (10 points)
What category is the species: fish, amphibian, reptile, mammal, marsupial, etc.
What does the species look like: Provide a physical description and a picture
What does the species eat: Provide a description of eating habits and favorite foods
Describe their breeding: lay eggs, live birth, how many young, etc.

Habitat: (10 points)
What countries/continents are they located?
Historic range/current range
Where do they live/nest?
Are they migratory?
Above or below ground? Do they hibernate?
Predators or interspecies relationships?

Problems: (10 points)
Why has the species become endangered: Loss or change in the environment? Loss of food supply? Are they hunted for food or value? Disease?

Solutions: (10 points)
What steps have been taken to protect the species?
Have plans been made to improve the environment of the species or have they been moved to another environment? Are there breeding programs in place to increase population? Are there any organizations that have assisted in improving the environment of the species?

References: (5 points)
Include a list of your sources on the bottom of your page.
Please include the following: Name of website, author and exact URL address.