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Many endangered animals are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the most effective conservation laws in the United States. Using science-based management plans, it has prevented the extinction of 99% of the species it protects. Part of the "Endangered Ocean" series.
What does it mean to be an endangered species? Are endangered species destined for extinction? Host Emily Graslie explores some of these questions in celebration of Endangered Species Day. Part of "The Brain Scoop" series.
Can we bring back species that are on the brink of extinction? A Native American wildlife biologist Robert Mesta, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, combines scientific training and traditional Indian values to help bring the Arizona bald eagle off the "endangered species" list.
Features a wide variety of video footage, photographs, diagrams and colorful, animated graphics and labels. Begins with a simple definition, and this helps clarify pronunciation and provides opportunities to transfer words from working to long-term memory. Also concludes with a critical thinking question. For this particular clip, students will focus on endangered species.
Explores the nature, habits, and habitats of manatees, one of earth's most gentle creatures. Explains how they are endangered and how they are nursed back to health after accidents with boats.
Sea turtles are found in oceans around the world, and they face many challenges throughout their life cycle. Even before they hatch, these reptiles face tremendous odds against surviving to maturity. Students learn ways to help save this endangered and threatened species. Part of the "Saving a Species" series.
This episode highlights efforts by various individuals to help save animals. Features include a woman's journey to save orphaned orangutans and a man's mission to relocate rhinos by helicopter. Also in this episode, a group of Asian elephants show off their skills and intelligence. Part of the "All In" series.
Around the globe, unique species face extinction from hunting and habitat destruction. George, a Pinta Island tortoise from the Galapagos Islands, is the very last of his kind. Other species were on their way to joining George as the last of their kind--until help arrived.
There are three manatee species worldwide: West Indian, West African, and Amazonian. These large creatures average 10 feet long and 1,200 pounds; however, they are incredibly graceful aquatic animals. They also play an important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem, but they face two major threats: loss of habitat and collisions with boats and ships. Part of the "Endangered Ocean" series.
Sea turtles have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, but today these beautiful creatures have many man-made threats from destruction of their beach habitat to marine debris and poaching. Conservation organizations, communities, and scientists are all working together to help sea turtles turn the tide. Part of the "Endangered Ocean" series.
Sharks have been swimming the ocean for 400 million years. But today, many species of sharks are in deep decline due to overfishing and shark finning. A healthy ocean needs sharks. Thankfully awareness of their importance is growing. Part of the "Endangered Ocean" series.
Smalltooth sawfish have been around for over 50 million years, but today they are threatened. Its toothed rostrum can easily become entangled in fishing lines, but anglers are learning how to handle them for a safe release. Part of the "Endangered Ocean" series.
The North Atlantic right whale got its name from whalers. The whales were easy targets to hunt since they travel slowly and spend a lot of time at the surface. For whalers they were the “right” whales to hunt. With fewer than 400 left, they are now the “right” whales to save. Part of the "Endangered Ocean" series.
Climate change is threatening the survival of the polar bears in the Arctic. Humans can take action to help reduce the negative effects of climate change and preserve the polar bears' habitat. In this episode, students learn a variety of energy-saving tips to help them reduce energy consumption in an effort to reduce the effects of global warming. Part of the "Saving a Species" series.
The white beluga whale lives only in the gulf of the St. Lawrence River in Canada. After years of deliberate destruction and exposure to heavy industrial waste, the belugas are an endangered species. Describes the whale's characteristics, behaviors, and unique features. Excellent photography of whales, including a live birth. One man's commitment to changing their environment is making a difference.
One-third of Costa Rica's land is designated as national parks. One park is home to the capuchin, howler, and spider monkeys, each an endangered species. The three groups have distinct similarities and differences in their habitats, diets, characteristics, and social structures. As scientists study the roles and functions of the female monkeys, they remain fascinated by these animals that are so similar to humans. NOTE: One brief mating scene.
Contains 8 segments: "Matter and Energy for Life," "Ecosystems," "Populations," "Homeostasis: The Body in Balance," "Inheritance," "Behavior and the Nervous System," "Biodiversity," and "The Biosphere." Students have opportunities to become involved in hands-on activities. Supports the learning of key concepts in biology in tandem with the textbook also offered by the publisher.
The Grizzly Bear, America's largest, most spectacular predator, was on the brink of extinction in Yellowstone National Park until the 1975 Endangered Species Act made its recovery the biggest success story in conservation history. All wild carnivores need large ecosystems to survive, but when human economic interests, food, or small children encroach into their territory, conflicts between bears and people are inevitable. As we witness the impacts of environmental degradations and human encroachment on the last grizzly habitat in the lower 48 states, we ponder whether this American wilderness icon still faces extinction or if we will be able to co-exist with it.
Sea turtles face a treacherous journey on the beach and in the ocean. This animated tale explains their life cycle. Their journey is filled with threats from both animals and humans.
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