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  • Did You Know?

    Elephants are Thirsty

    An elephant can use its tusks to dig for ground water. An adult elephant needs to drink around 210 litres of water a day.

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  • Wise Words

    "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

    Mahatma Gandhi

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  • Did You Know?

    Sharks have outstanding hearing

    They can hear a fish thrashing in the water from as far as 500 metres away!

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  • Wise Words

    "As children, small creatures endlessly fascinate us; as adults, we must protect them so as to inspire future children."

    Les E. Watling

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  • Did You Know?

    How many Species are Endangered?

    There are about 450 animals in the United States that are listed as endangered, and about 160 that are currently threatened.

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Animal Rights

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Animal Rights

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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    Endangered Species

    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

    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.


    Animal Cruelty

    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

    1. How can we show our appreciation of the natural world?
    2. What can we do to protect wildlife?
    3. What is important about Biodiversity?
    4. How many endangered species are there?
    5. What Canadian animals are in danger?
    6. Have we had any success with saving endangered species?
    7. How does habitat loss affect species?
    8. What is the role of interdependence when a species is endangered?
    9. How do invasive species affect an ecosystem?
    10. What actions should we do to help protect ecosystems?
  • Resources for Grades K-6

    Resources

    Ranger Rick Jr.

    Learn about Ranger Rick Jr. magazine for kids ages 4-7, filled with animal facts, games and other fun activities. Source: National Wildlife Federation


    Wildscreen Arkive

    ARKive - the ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. Source: ARKive


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  • Resources for Grades 7-12

    Resources

    Conservation International

    For more than 25 years, Conservation International has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth. Source: Conservation International


    Seadoc Society

    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 Partner Resource Libraries

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