All of the worlds animals have rights.
The animal kingdom is constantly being put in danger by the actions of man. We have to look out for these amazing creatures because we are all linked together with every animal playing its part. The loss of the tiniest insect could have extremely drastic effects on the entire planet. Because of their importance, animals need our help to insure their rights and safety.
Every year more and more animals are becoming endangered either by their homes being destroyed (like in the case of the polar bears) or due to other factors like poaching. Thankfully, there are a large number of amazing organizations around the world that are working everyday to keep these animals from extinction.
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Many of the earths animals are slowly becoming endangered due to a number of different factors.
Luckily for these species there are many organizations that not only track but work hard everyday to make sure that these animals do not go extinct.
Biodiversity is all about the variety of different types of life that can be found on the earth.
It is amazing to think of all of the differences between living things and how they all play there part in creating the balance of nature.
Although it seems unimaginable, some people treat their pets and other animals with cruelty and neglect. Animal cruelty can take on many forms and is incredibly wrong.
Thanks to the work of organizations like the SPCA and ARCS there is hope for animals who have only know cruelty in their lives.
Questions About Animal Rights
- How can we show our appreciation of the natural world?
- What can we do to protect wildlife?
- What is important about Biodiversity?
- How many endangered species are there?
- What Canadian animals are in danger?
- Have we had any success with saving endangered species?
- How does habitat loss affect species?
- What is the role of interdependence when a species is endangered?
- How do invasive species affect an ecosystem?
- What actions should we do to help protect ecosystems?
Resources for Grades K-6
Learn about Ranger Rick Jr. magazine for kids ages 4-7, filled with animal facts, games and other fun activities. Source: National Wildlife Federation
ARKive - the ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. Source: ARKive
Resources for Grades 7-12
For more than 25 years, Conservation International has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth. Source: Conservation International
The SeaDoc Society, founded in 1999, conducts and sponsors scientific research in the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest. Source: Seadoc Society
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Links to more Educational Materials KGG Partner? Country Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society yes Canada
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