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ANIMALS IN DANGER

PROJECT OF 6 V FORM
SCHOOL 1173 MOSCOW
GUIDANCE - MARKOVA S.A.
AIM OF THE PROJECT

• English language skills training: vocabulary,


writing and speaking activities;
• to give more attention to the needs of
animals, in our project to : panda, whale,
tiger, elephant, arctic bear and others;
• to make the school audience acquainted
with the World Wildlife Fund, WWF.


WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
• WWF's mission is the conservation of
nature. Using the best available scientific
knowledge and advancing that knowledge
where we can, we work to preserve the
diversity and abundance of life on Earth
and the health of ecological systems

• This is a mascot of the WWF


Why is this species
important?

• Panda habitat is found at the top of the Yangtze Basin, an


ecoregion shared by both pandas and millions of people
whose ancestors have utilized the region's natural resources
for millennia. The survival of the panda and the protection of
its habitat will ensure that people living in the region continue
to reap ecosystem benefits for many generations.
Emblem of hope for a
nation and global
biodiversity

• Common Name: Giant panda; Panda Géant (Fr); Panda


gigante (Sp);
• Scientific Name: Ailuropoda melanoleuca
• Habitat: Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
• Location: Southwest China (Gansu, Shaanxi, and Sichuan
Provinces) to the east of the Tibetan plateau.
• Population: Approximately 1,600 individuals in the wild
Background

• The giant panda is universally loved, and of course has a special significance
for WWF as it has been the organization's symbol since it was formed in 1961.
Today, the giant panda's future remains uncertain. This peaceful, bamboo-
eating member of the bear family faces a number of threats. Its forest
habitat, in the mountainous areas of southwest China, is fragmented and
giant panda populations are small and isolated from each other. Meanwhile,
poaching remains an ever-present threat.
PANDA HABITAT MAP

• WWF is trying to re-link these fragmented


blocks of panda habitat with forested corridors
so that pandas can move across these
"islands" and find new food sources and mates
when needed.
Giant pandas
• Giant pandas are
about 5 feet long from
nose to rump, with a
4-6 inch tail. A large
adult panda can weigh
about 220-330
pounds, with males 10
percent larger and 20
percent heavier than
females.
Giant panda resting
1.Da Di and Jia Lin 2.Panda in a tree
3.Eating Bamboo 4.Panda climbing a tree
Whales, dolphins and
porpoises
• Whales, dolphins and porpoises are succumbing
to new and ever-increasing dangers. Collisions
with ships and entanglement in fishing gear
threaten the North Atlantic right whale with
extinction, while the Critically Endangered
Western North Pacific gray whale is at serious
risk because of intensive oil and gas
development in its feeding grounds.
Old dangers persist, new
ones have appeared
UNIVERSE OF WATER
Facing a multitude of
hazards

• Alarm is also growing over other hazards


including toxic contamination, the effects of
climate change and habitat degradation.
What WWF is doing

• In order to help secure the future of the


world's whales, WWF is developing an
ambitious conservation programme for
endangered whale species and populations.
GREAT WHALE
• Seven out of the
13 great whale
species are still
endangered or
vulnerable after
decades of
protection.
Whales in the Wild.
• It's illegal, but it still happens: commercial whaling
Despite a moratorium on commercial whaling and the
declaration of virtually the whole of the Southern Ocean as a
whale sanctuary, each year over 1,000 whales are killed for
the commercial market.
Wildlife : In the Path of the Tiger

•The tiger, largest of all cats, is one of the most


charismatic and evocative species on Earth; it is
also one of the most threatened. Less than 4,000
remain in the wild, most in isolated pockets
spread across increasingly fragmented forests
stretching from India to south-eastern China and
from the Russian Far East to Sumatra, Indonesia
Climbing the Mountains
Indian Tigers
Wildlife of India: In the Path of the
Tiger
 
Amur Tiger
Indian Tiger passing trough
water lilies
Amur Tiger
Indian Tiger resting
Polar bear cub
Why is this species
important?
• With 20-25,000 polar • Why is this species
bears living in the important?
wild, the species is not Of all of the wildlife
currently endangered, species in the Arctic, the
but its future is far polar bear is perhaps the
most fitting icon for this
from certain. ecoregion. Its amazing
adaptations to life in the
harsh Arctic environment
and dependence on sea
ice make them so
impressive, and yet so
vulnerable.
Mother Bear and her
Children
Mother bear and cub
Polar bear in Canada
Walking
Swimming under water
What should we do?
• Take Action Now
Take Action Around the World and at home
• Choose Good Wood and Save Our Forests
• Pledge to buy good wood and take a
stand against the loss of our precious
forests.  
Protect Endangered Species From the
Impacts of Coal Mining
• Boost International Conservation Funds
• Thank Officials for Protecting Nature Nature
• Thank Some Cool Companies
• Say Yes to Sustainable Seafood
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST

• TRANSLATE INTO RUSSIAN: • TRANSLATE INTO ENGLISH


• to give more attention
health
• экосистема
• • выживание
• the needs of animals
• a mascot • находящийся под угрозой
• habitat • среда обитания
• survival • Всемирный Фонд Защиты
• endangered Животных
• the World Wildlife Fund
• whale, polar bear • кит, полярный медведь
• ecosystem • символ
• save • спасать
• потребности животных
• 11 marks
• здоровье
• придавать большое значение
• 11 marks
Answer the questions:
• Why is panda important? • Why is the Western North Pacific grey
whale at serious risk?
• What actions can you take • Where is tiger habitat?
now? • Whales are facing a multitude of
hazards, aren’t they? Prove it!
• How many tigers remain in
the wild?
• What has to be done with commercial
• What makes polar bear whaling?
impressive and vulnerable? • What animal is the mascot of the WWF?
5 marks
• Which animal is one of the •
most threatened ?

• 5 marks
Write an essay about an
endangered species using the
strategy:
1. Introduction: Problems of Wildlife
2. Choose a species you are going to
write about and give its
characteristics, what problems
these animals are facing today,
their origin and habitat, why these
animals are important.
3. What can be done about it?

8 marks

• Total: 40 marks
WEB LINKS

• www.worldwildlife.org
• www.bbc.co.uk
• http://wikipedia.com