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Make use of this Effective Endangered Species PPT Template Presentation for all your animal-related presentations. This pre-built template saves your time and eases your work in presentation-making. This is a professionally well-designed template. This is a user-friendly template. 

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This Effective Endangered Species PPT Template Presentation is one of the best animals and birds templates from SlideEgg. An endangered species is an animal or plant that's considered at risk of extinction. A species can be listed as endangered at the state, federal, and international levels. The endangered species list is managed under the Endangered Species Act on the federal level.

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  • species that are in danger of going extinct or destroyed.
  • Javan rhinoceros
  • Sumatran rhinoceros
  • Asian elephant
  • giant panda
  • Live in Indonesia and Vietnam
  • Habitat lowland tropical forest
  • Reason of being endangered hunt
  • Why people hunt it?
  • because people want to take the horn
  • Live in Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Habitat tropical forest, swamps
  • Smaller than African elephants
  • Asian elephants can be identified by their smaller, rounded ears
  • because people want to take the tusks
  • Eat bamboo, fish or small animals
  • At the past, they lived in China, Myanmar, and Vietnam
  • But now, they live in China only
  • Reason of being endangered destroyed habitat
  • The national symbol of United State
  • Length 1 meter
  • Wing spread 2.4 meters
  • The largest animal on earth (a blue whale is larger than 23 elephants)
  • Body length 270 300 cm
  • Live in all the oceans
  • Reason of being endangered water pollution and global warming
  • Dolphin is a mammal
  • Live in colony or groups
  • Reason of being endangered global warming
  • Live in forest, mountain, and swamps
  • Excellent tree climber
  • Weight 90 270 kg
  • Reason of being endangered destroyed habitat and hunt
  • because people want to take the fur
  • Live along shores and sea ice in the Arctic (north pole)
  • Reason of being endangered destroyed habitat, global warming, and hunt
  • The fastest mammal on earth
  • Weight 40 85 kg
  • Height 360 370 kg
  • Body length 2 meters, tail length 1 meter
  • Reason of being endangered destroyed habitat, and hunt
  • Why people hunt tiger?
  • Live in Pacific Ocean
  • Why people hunt sea otter?
  • Because people want to take the fur
  • Reason of being endangered pollution, hunt
  • Why people hunt sea turtle?
  • Because people want to get the shell
  • Live in Antarctica (south pole)
  • Reason of being endangered global warming, and destroyed habitat
  • 1. Do you know other endangered animals? Mention as many as you know!
  • 2. What should we do to save those animals? Mention 3 things!
  • 3. If we cut trees, hunt endangered animals, so ......
  • The animals will live longer in the forest
  • The animals will be extinct
  • 4. If we keep the forest green, so ........
  • The animals wil live longer in the forest
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Guided resource for students to create their own PowerPoint on an endangered animal, and why we should save it, including:

  • PowerPoint with fact files on four endangered animals (Giant Panda, Rhinoceros, Kakapo, and Tasmanian Devil)
  • Fact file table for student to fill in about their chosen animal using the PowerPoint
  • Checklist for student to tick off when creating their own PowerPoint on their endangered animal, and why we should be protecting it.

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Causes Of Endangerment • Our planet is continually changing, causing habitats to be altered and modified. Natural changes tend to occur at a gradual pace, usually causing only a slight impact on individual species. However, when changes occur at a fast pace, there is little or no time for individual species to react and adjust to new circumstances. This can create disastrous results, and for this reason, rapid habitat loss is the primary cause of species endangerment.

Introduction To Exotic Species • Native species are those plants and animals that are part of a specific geographic area, and have ordinarily been a part of that particular biological landscape for a lengthy period of time. However, exotic species may also seriously disrupt delicate ecological balances and may produce a plethora of unintended yet harmful consequences.

Why Save Endangered Animals? • Plants and animals are responsible for a variety of useful medications. • Humans depend upon only 20 species of these plants, such as wheat and corn, to provide 90% of the world's food. • Humans depend on ecosystems such as coastal estuaries, prairie grasslands, and ancient forests to purify their air, clean their water, and supply them with food.

Endangered Animals Examples • African Elephant • Blue Whale • Hybrid Spider Monkey • Golden Lion Tamarin • Anatolian Leopard • Red Wolf • Asiatic Cheetah • Snow Leopard • Giant Panda

Laws To Protect Endangered Animals • This Act provides authority to the Secretary of the Interior to designate injurious wildlife and ensure the humane treatment of wildlife shipped to the United States. • This Act prohibits the importation, exportation, taking, and commercialization in interstate or foreign commerce of fish and wildlife, and plants that are listed as threatened or endangered species.

Endangered Species Organizations • The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service • National Wildlife Federation • Wildlife Conservation Society • The World Conservation Monitoring Centre • National Audubon Society’s Endangered Species Campaign

Facts • In the United States, 735 species of plants and 496 species of animals are listed as threatened or endangered. • There are more than 1,000 animal species endangered worldwide. • There are more than 3,500 protected areas in existence worldwide. These areas include parks, wildlife refuges and other reserves.

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A lovely activity to use with groups of learners who are developing basic IT skills. This lesson focusses on the basic features of PowerPoint. The topic for this lesson is 'endangered animals' which is something that can start interesting discussions about the environment and sustainability as well as eliciting vocabulary for animals if working with ESOL learners.

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A complete mini-lesson for Entry ESOL, ICT or Functional English! Endangered animal cards and very useful lesson 'nugget' plan. A great way to extend ICT vocabulary and knowledge  whilst improving reading and MS PowerPoint skills.  Created  by Caroline Dunn and Alexandra Bates, both of Essex ACL. 

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Fatal attraction: When endangered species try to mate with domestic relatives, both wildlife and people lose

Sticks and stones aren't enough to thwart biological attraction, but sometimes those are the only tools available to pastoralists trying to prevent wildlife from eloping with their livestock.

A new study led by Colorado State University brings awareness to both the human impacts of these encounters -- ranging from economic loss to death -- and conservation concerns for the wild animals that are often endangered.

Conserving threatened and endangered species is a globally recognized priority, but justice and equity for the marginalized pastoralist populations around the world who experience conflict with these species are often overlooked, according to the study's authors. Many pastoralists are Indigenous people with only sticks and stones as defense against aggressive wild males trying to usurp domestic females -- either by lobbing them at wild intruders or building stone walls to contain livestock.

"Can you imagine being on a treeless plain with an angry, 2,000-pound, testosterone-crazed, giant wild camel or wild yak barreling down on you and with stones as your only weapon?" said lead author Joel Berger, a professor in CSU's Warner College of Natural Resources and senior scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society. "Not much safety there."

Pastoralists who tangle with wildlife might lose livestock and income or suffer injury or death. However, when wildlife clashes with livestock keepers, wildlife usually loses.

Flirting with disaster

Wild males that interfere with herders by attempting to court domestic females are sometimes killed out of retaliation, said co-author Naresh Kusi, the country program director at Himalayan Wolves Project. Kusi leads wild yak research for the program in Nepal, where the animal was once thought extinct. His team rediscovered the wild yak there in 2014.

Endangered wild yaks, wild camels, elephants, banteng and gaur (the latter two are Southeast Asian cattle) clash with pastoralists while looking for mates. Bison, wild sheep, ibex and guanacos (a llama-like wild camel in South America) also seek to procreate with domestic relatives, sometimes to their peril.

Before judging these frisky, four-legged Casanovas, understand that their mating pool is limited. For some of these native species, less than 1% exist in the wild.

Wild ancestors to domesticated stock are displaced as their habitat shrinks -- sometimes due to the expansion of livestock grazing lands. In places where livestock owners have guns, wild relatives have been killed to prevent intermingling. Such was the fate of many reindeer.

Reining in reindeer

Reindeer and caribou -- biologically the same species with different names based on geography -- live in the northern reaches of the globe in wild, feral, free-ranging and domestic forms. Wild reindeer numbers have declined dramatically, with some subspecies listed as endangered, mostly due to habitat loss.

According to the study, domestic Eurasian reindeer were introduced into western Alaska in the 1890s to offer an additional source of food and fiber for local Inupiat, Indigenous people native to northern Alaska. Wild male reindeer lured away domestic females for breeding. Herders in northern Europe and Asia experienced similar conflict, but wild interlopers were kept in check on all three continents through lethal means, to the benefit of herders and to the detriment of biodiversity.

Introgression vs. genetic purity

Hybridization and disease spread between wild ancestors and domestic descendants is a global issue affecting conservation and pastoral livelihoods -- even in the United States, where bison and bighorn sheep can become susceptible to disease when exposed to domestic partners or vice versa.

Herders sometimes favor hybridization because genes from wild progenitors are thought to enhance the hardiness of domestic stock. However, conservationists worry about the reduction in the genetic purity of wild species.

"From the perspective of genetic diversity, hybridization poses a potential threat to the wild ancestors because continuous introgression with the domestic relatives may gradually erode the genetic integrity of the wild forms, leading to the dilution of the wild gene pool over time," Kusi said.

Widespread human-wildlife conflict

The intermingling of wild animals and livestock may challenge only a small segment of the global human population, but it affects pastoralists on nearly every continent -- Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas.

While the issue is geographically widespread, solutions must be locally specific and consider community perspectives, the authors said. To reduce human-wildlife conflict, herders, conservationists and government officials all must come together to develop culturally conscious best practices and solutions, they wrote.

"There is much value to existence, even for places humans will not visit and for species they might not ever see," Berger said. "Giving a voice and recognition to the problems can improve conservation needs for both people and endangered species."

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2 species capable of ‘virgin births’—but there’s one big problem.

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Most animals on our planet reproduce sexually—by mixing male and female genes to produce offspring. ... [+] So, how exactly do "virgin births" work, and what implications do they have for the species involved?

For most species on Earth, the ultimate goal of life is to attract mates and pass on their genes to the next generation. The natural world is filled with fascinating and, sometimes, extreme strategies for attracting partners.

Take the peacock, for example, whose males flaunt their iridescent tail feathers in an elaborate display to win over peahens. The bright plumage and intricate patterns serve as a signal of genetic fitness, making them irresistible to potential mates.

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In the deep blue sea, the male anglerfish has a unique approach to reproduction. Lacking the peacock’s visual flair, he instead bites and fuses with a much larger female , becoming a permanent appendage and providing sperm whenever she needs it. This bizarre form of mating ensures that the female always has a ready supply of sperm, crucial in the vast and sparsely populated ocean.

But what if some species could sidestep the mating dance altogether?

Asexual reproduction, where offspring are produced without the genetic contribution of a mate, is most commonly seen in microorganisms such as bacteria and certain plants. These organisms reproduce rapidly and efficiently without the need for mates, which is advantageous in stable environments (like inside your body) where genetic diversity is less critical for survival.

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However, in the animal kingdom (especially in vertebrates, where sexual reproduction is the norm) there are rare instances of “virgin births,” or parthenogenesis. Parthenogenesis is a type of reproduction where an egg develops into a new individual without fertilization by sperm. Essentially, the egg activates on its own, grows and divides, creating an offspring that is a genetic clone of the mother.

This rare phenomenon occurs in specific species and often only in certain individuals within those species. It can be triggered by environmental factors, lack of mates or other ecological conditions. Here are two species observed to undergo parthenogenesis.

1. Komodo Dragons

These giant lizards can reproduce without a mate when males are scarce—which is less rare than one would expect. Individuals of this species tend to live in isolation and don’t take too well to company. Female Komodo dragons have been observed laying viable eggs that hatch into healthy, albeit all male, offspring, ensuring the continuation of their lineage even in isolated environments.

An example of this occurred in late 2019, when Charlie, a female Komodo dragon at the Chattanooga Zoo, gave birth to three hatchlings—Onyx, Jasper and Flint. Despite being kept with a potential mate named Kadal, DNA tests confirmed that these hatchlings were the result of parthenogenesis.

2. Hammerhead Sharks

Until relatively recently, instances of “virgin” births in sharks were often attributed to long-term sperm storage by female sharks that had encountered males in the past, rather than genuine parthenogenesis. Traditionally, sharks, as members of the cartilaginous fishes (class Chondrichthyes), were not expected to reproduce via parthenogenesis, with this group thought to exclusively rely on sexual reproduction.

However, increased reports of captive female sharks giving birth, despite prolonged isolation from males, suggested an alternative explanation. In a groundbreaking 2007 study , genetic evidence confirmed that a hammerhead shark had indeed reproduced through parthenogenesis. This discovery not only contradicted previous assumptions about shark reproduction but also expanded the known occurrence of parthenogenesis across vertebrates.

This discovery raised significant concerns about how this type of parthenogenesis could impact the endangered species, reshaping our understanding of how these ancient marine creatures reproduce.

Why Parthenogenesis Is A Concern, Especially For Endangered Species

The mixing of genes through sexual reproduction is essential for producing genetically robust offspring. However, virgin births bypass this natural mixing, leading to offspring that are genetic copies—clones—of their mother.

This lack of genetic diversity can be particularly problematic for endangered species. Take, for instance, Komodo dragons and hammerhead sharks. Both species are endangered and have been observed to undergo parthenogenesis, particularly in environments where males are scarce or absent. While this reproductive strategy can ensure short-term survival by allowing for reproduction when no mates are available, it compromises the long-term health and adaptability of the population. The offspring produced are often less capable of adapting to new challenges or resisting diseases, which could further threaten their survival.

What’s more, in some cases, the offspring resulting from this rare form of reproduction may have reduced fertility or even be sterile, making it difficult for them to contribute to future generations. This can accelerate the decline of already vulnerable populations.

While virgin births in nature are indeed fascinating and highlight the incredible adaptability of some species, they are often a sign of stress within the population and not a sustainable way to maintain genetic health and diversity. Parthenogenesis is not usually a positive sign for the long-term viability of species, especially those facing the threat of extinction, so it’s a good thing they are once-in-a-blue-moon occurrences.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared six species of freshwater mussels found in Central Texas as endangered and another as threatened on Monday.

Environmental scientists refer to freshwater mussels as “the liver of the river” because they filter harmful substances like algae from bodies of water. But the species, once found in abundance in Central Texas, have declined in recent years due to population growth and development destroying its habitat.

In its ruling, the agency also designated 1,577 miles of rivers and creeks in the Colorado, Guadalupe, Brazos and Trinity river basins as critical habitat or an area important to the species’ conservation and recovery. The designation bans development or projects that could harm the species and requires a federal permit or license, unless the permit seeker works with the Fish and Wildlife Service to modify their projects to protect the endangered species.

Texas is home to more than 50 species of native freshwater mussels. The new rule adds the Guadalupe fatmucket, Texas fatmucket, Guadalupe orb, Texas pimpleback, Balcones spike, and false spike to the endangered listing, meaning the species is in danger of extinction. The Texas fawnsfoot is receiving a threatened listing, which means it is likely to become endangered in the future.

Experts say this designation will result in cleaner rivers, streams and creeks.

“[Freshwater mussels] really are foundational keystone species in any river system,” said Shaun Donovan, a manager of environmental sciences at the San Antonio River Authority.

Donovan has worked for years on mussel conservation efforts in San Antonio. Most recently, he worked with other biologists and scientists to reintroduce mussels to the region’s river basin. He describes the freshwater mussels as living rocks.

Freshwater mussels eat algae and other bacteria, which helps clean water systems. According to the Wildlife Service, a single freshwater mussel can pump and filter between eight and 15 gallons of water per day, making them some of the most powerful filters in watersheds.

They also stabilize sediment at the bottom of a river, which keeps bugs at the bottom of the food chain healthy and numerous and increases biodiversity. The creatures come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They’re found if you dig through mud, sand or gravel at the bottom of a river. Some are textured, with ridges on the shells. Others are smooth and shiny.

But the creatures have been heavily impacted by changes to rainfall and droughts, which increase water temperatures when rivers are low. Their habitat has also been threatened by the construction of dams on rivers.

“The struggle is trying to figure out how to balance providing water for communities, while also making sure that there's water in those rivers to sustain wildlife,” said Charles Randklev, a research scientist and mussels expert at Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute.

Randklev said the new listing will promote water conservation because it provides protections for a species that depends on rivers.

“This is about awareness. I think of mussels, but really what I do is I think of these rivers, and I do think we have a job to make sure that those rivers are around for future generations,” he said.

The Fish and Wildlife Service said that several water authorities in Texas including the Brazos River Authority, Lower Colorado River Authority, Trinity River Authority, and Tarrant Regional Water District have entered into voluntary conservation agreements. These agreements outline actions river authorities can take to reduce threats to the species, like making sure there is enough water flowing in rivers and addressing water quality for mussels to thrive.

“Creative collaboration with Central Texas river authorities has led to some groundbreaking conservation actions making it possible to list the Texas fawnsfoot as threatened,” Amy Lueders, the agency’s southwest regional director, said in a press release.

“That's important because it opens the door to more flexibility for solutions that reduce the threats to these mussels while boosting water quality in the watershed,” Lueders added.

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New Jersey plans to drop the bald eagle from its endangered species list

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2011 file photo, a bald eagle soars over the marshes off North Wildwood Boulevard in the Grassy Sound section of Middle Township, N.J. (Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, file)

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2011 file photo, a bald eagle soars over the marshes off North Wildwood Boulevard in the Grassy Sound section of Middle Township, N.J. (Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, file)

FILE - An osprey is seen after it returned to a nest along Roosevelt Blvd in Ocean City, N.J., March 23, 2012. The state of New Jersey is delisting the ospreys as well as Bald Eagles from it’s endangered list. (Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey proposed Monday removing the bald eagle from its endangered species list, citing a rebound since more than four decades ago, when a single nesting pair in a remote county were the only of its kind in the state.

The turnaround stems from the work of volunteers and state professionals who nurtured hatchlings, guarded nests and educated the public, state environmental Commissioner Shawn LaTourette said in a statement. The proposed rule to delist the bald eagle as endangered includes the osprey, which was considered threatened, as well.

The proposal means the bald eagle, a national symbol of the United States, and the osprey have recovered to the point where the survival of those species is no longer in jeopardy, according to the department.

“The de-listing of eagles and ospreys is a milestone in the history of wildlife conservation in New Jersey,” LaTourette said.

The federal government removed the bald eagle from its list of endangered species in 2007. New Jersey kept the bird on its state list because of disturbances to nests and habitat threats.

The use of the insecticide DDT, as well as habitat destruction, played a significant role in the birds’ decline. The chemical had “lasting impacts on the food chain” because it was ingested by the fish the eagles and ospreys ate, making the shells of eggs too thin. It was banned for general use in 1972.

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As of 2023, there were 267 nesting pairs of bald eagles in every county in New Jersey. That was up from a single pair in southern Cumberland County in the early 1980s, according to the department.

New Jersey began trying to reverse the decline in the early 1980s by bringing in eagles from Canada, along with artificial incubation and fostering efforts, the department said.

Osprey, sometimes called fish hawks, are typically found along shoreline. They, too, were greatly affected by DDT, with the number of osprey nests falling to about 50 five decades ago. In 2023, the state documented a record 800 occupied osprey nests.

The proposed rule is open for public comment until Aug. 2.

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Bald eagles, osprey could be removed from NJ endangered species list as population soars

The Murphy Administration has proposed removing the osprey and the bald eagle from New Jersey's list of endangered species, according to a statement from Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette on Monday. If approved, the move would reflect decades of work "to restore these iconic birds to New Jersey's landscape," he said.

The proposal is based on a finding that populations of the birds, once nearly wiped out, have recovered to the point that the species' survival is no longer in jeopardy, the agency said.

"The de-listing of eagles and ospreys is a milestone in the history of wildlife conservation in New Jersey and is a testament to the dedication of DEP professionals and volunteers who over the years stood watch over nests in all forms of weather, nurtured hatchlings, and worked tirelessly to educate the public about the importance of sustaining wildlife diversity," LaTourette said.

He continued, "While we celebrate these successes, we must remain vigilant in ensuring that these species continue to thrive and be ever mindful that endangered species continue to need our help."

The proposed de-listing is contained within a DEP rule proposal published Monday in the New Jersey Register. The proposal makes various updates to the state's endangered species list including additions and deletions.

The proposal will remain open for public comment through Aug. 2, according to the announcement.

"The NJDEP Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) is responsible for protecting threatened, endangered and nongame species," says the announcement from the DEP. "The proposed de-listing of bald eagles and ospreys is made possible by work ENSP has implemented over the years."

Here is everything you need to know about the recovery of bald eagle and osprey populations per the DEP's announcement.

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Bald eagle recovery in NJ

Bald eagles, which today can be found all over the state, were once in heavy decline due to the use of DDT, a synthetic insecticide that used to be widely used to control mosquitoes. DDT was banned by the federal government in 1972.

In the 1970s and into the early 1980s, New Jersey had one remaining bald eagle nest located in Cumberland County. In 2023, the state had a record of 267 nesting pairs, 255 of which laid eggs.

Recovery efforts began in the 1980s through the reintroduction of eagles from Canada, artificial incubation, and fostering efforts. In 2012, active nests surpassed 100 for the first time in decades with 119.

Although the bald eagle was removed from the federal government's list of endangered species in 2007, their status in New Jersey remained state-endangered during the breeding season and state-threatened during the non-breeding season.

Under the new proposal, bald eagle status will be changed to species of special concern.

Eagles are still protected by the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Act which prohibits anyone, without a permit issued by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, from taking bald or golden eagles, including their feathers or other parts. It also prohibits the possession of eagle parts and the disturbing of nests or eggs.

Where are New Jersey's bald eagles?

While the majority of eagle nests are along the coast of Delaware Bay in southwestern New Jersey, there are nearly four dozen located in North Jersey counties as well, according to the state's annual Bald Eagle Report .

That includes about a dozen in Sussex County, including four new nests with territorial pairs found in the latest survey. Bergen County has about 10 known nests with about a half-dozen each in Passaic and Morris counties, 10 in Warren and one each in Hudson and Essex counties, according to the state report.

There were 34 new eagle pairs documented last season, according to the state: 23 in south of New Jersey, five in central, and six in the north. Of the 242 nests with known outcomes, 188 produced 309 young eagles, the DEP said.

Osprey recovery in NJ

Ospreys, also known as fish hawks, are listed as threatened in New Jersey and will be classified as stable under this proposal. They are found near the coast in areas such as marshes, creeks, and bays.

Just like bald eagles, ospreys were heavily affected by DDT with the number of osprey nests falling to around 50 in the early 1970s.

In hopes of aiding their recovery, nest platforms were supplied for the birds as well as substitutes for snags and trees that were lost as the coastline was developed. In addition, young and eggs from nests where DDT was not heavily used were placed into nests that did not produce young.

In 2023, 800 occupied osprey nests were recorded in the state.

Staff writer Bruce Scruton contributed to this article.

Seven Central Texas Mussels Listed Under Endangered Species Act

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Based on the best scientific and commercial data available, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing seven freshwater mussels found in Central Texas under the Endangered Species Act and designating 1,577 river miles of  critical habitat for the species in the Colorado, Guadalupe, Brazos and Trinity river basins. 

The six species receiving an endangered listing are the  Guadalupe fatmucket ,  Texas fatmucket ,  Guadalupe orb ,  Texas pimpleback ,  Balcones spike , and  false spike , while the  Texas fawnsfoot is receiving a threatened listing. 

Once abundant throughout the four river basins, the seven Central Texas mussel species have declined in recent years due to reduced water quality and habitat destruction. 

“These unique freshwater mussels are found nowhere else in the world but in the rivers and streams of Central Texas,” said Amy Lueders, the Service’s Southwest Regional Director. “Saving these mussels isn’t just about preserving the biodiversity of the region, it also helps protect the waterways that people rely on for water and recreation. We are committed to working with local communities to ensure they have the tools they need to protect and recover these imperiled species.”

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The ESA listing of the freshwater mussels will support both new and current conservation efforts for the species. For the threatened Texas fawnsfoot, a 4(d) rule will apply to provide for the conservation of the species.

“Creative collaboration with Central Texas river authorities has led to some ground breaking conservation actions making it possible to list the Texas fawnsfoot as threatened,” Lueders said. “That's important because it opens the door to more flexibility for solutions that reduce the threats to these mussels while boosting water quality in the watershed.”

Water authorities that have demonstrated their commitment to conserving native freshwater mussels by developing voluntary  Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA) with the Service include the Brazos River Authority, Lower Colorado River Authority, Trinity River Authority, and Tarrant Regional Water District. The Service is also developing a  Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

The 4(d) rule for the Texas fawnsfoot outlines prohibitions that are necessary for the conservation of the species along with exemptions for activities determined to have minor or temporary effects on Texas fawnsfoot populations, including habitat and population restoration, surveys, and some water management activities.

Texas pimpleback mussel held by river

The critical habitat designations identify areas that are particularly important for the conservation of each of the seven species. Designation of critical habitat does not affect land ownership, establish a refuge or preserve, and has no impact on private landowners taking actions on their land that do not require federal funding or permits.

Species listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA also benefit from conservation measures that include recognition of threats to the species, federal protection from harmful practices, and implementation of recovery actions.

The Service recognizes that future conservation of the Central Texas mussels only happens with the continued support of a wide-range of partners. We have been and will continue to work with state agencies, academia, federal agencies, river authorities, landowners, and others on conservation efforts for the seven Central Texas mussels.

Research focused on helping improve the understanding of the species has been funded by the Office of the Texas Comptroller, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Service, river authorities, and others. Work is also underway to evaluate methods of captive propagation for the Central Texas mussel species at the Service’s San Marcos Aquatic Research Center, Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery, and Uvalde National Fish Hatchery.

The final listing determinations, 4(d) rule, and critical habitat designations will publish in the  Federal Register on June 4 and will be effective 30 days after publication. 

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is the most significant piece of endangered species legislation and is considered one of the world’s most important conservation laws. The ESA provides for the protection of ecosystems, the conservation of endangered and threatened species, and the enforcement of all treaties related to wildlife preservation. The ESA has been highly effective and credited with saving 99% of listed species from extinction.  Learn more at the Service’s Endangered Species Act 50th Anniversary  website .  

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Ruth is a thinker; Emily snores. Meet the longtime elephant ‘roommates’ at New Bedford zoo.

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NEW BEDFORD — Ruth and Emily are the odd couple: two old ladies who have been living together for 38 years at the Buttonwood Park Zoo.

It’s good that they have each other. Asian elephants are an endangered species.

Emily, 59, came to the zoo in 1968 as a 4-year-old. She eventually outgrew her facility and was shipped to Baton Rouge for over a year before returning, due to popular demand. Singly housed for many years, she is a loner.

Ruth, 65, is the second-oldest elephant in a US-accredited zoo. Once part of the herd at the old Benson’s Wild Animal Farm, she endured years of abuse by a private owner who rented her out at parties and parades. Known as “the hard-luck elephant,” she was rescued in 1986 after she was found chained in an abandoned tractor trailer truck in a parking lot in Danvers.

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She arrived in New Bedford with a partially paralyzed trunk. She has developed osteoarthritis and her foot has chronic inflammation. The staff say they treat her daily with multiple regimens, including cold laser therapy.

The pachyderms’ relationship is complicated, Keith Lovett, director of Buttonwood Park Zoo acknowledges.

“They act more like roommates than companions,” he says.

Emily, 59, and Ruth, 65, play with new toys designed and built by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students.

Ruth and Emily are among a dwindling number of elephants who live at a zoo. Activists have pushed for elephants to be kept in large sanctuaries, where they may roam freely.

An activist group sued Buttonwood in federal court, alleging that the zoo was harming and harassing Emily and Ruth, in violation of the Endangered Species Act. They had hoped to get them transferred to an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee. A judge ruled for the zoo in 2019, court records show.

Another lawsuit filed by an activist in 2021 is pending in federal court in Boston.

Buttonwood says when Ruth and Emily pass, they will not be replaced.

The zoo was given a “Hall of Shame Award” by the group In Defense of Animals in 2016 “for refusing to retire two tragically incompatible Asian elephants, Ruth and Emily to sanctuary.”

Assistant zoo director and elephant manager Shara Rapoza says the zoo is in compliance with USDA regulations and accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

“There’s never been, what some people have [said is] incompatibility. They are very different. Ruth is a thinker. She very much thinks about things a lot. She contemplates. Emily is — I hesitate to use a stereotype because it’s not really politically correct — but she’s a ditsy blonde. She does things impulsively.”

Emily likes to toss a sheet up in the air and catch it on her head. Ruth likes to use Emily as a back scratcher. Emily likes the sounds of drums. Ruth loves cooked vegetables.

Rapoza has known them both since 1986 when she was just 16. Now she considers herself and lead keeper Kay Santos, a 22-year zoo veteran, part of their herd.

“I love them. They love me,” she says.

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When they see Rapoza, Emily squeaks, Ruth purrs. Sometimes they embrace her with their trunks and she rubs their tongue, which they love.

In their early days together, they used to go for walks in the park outside the zoo, swimming in a pond and knocking down trees in the woods.

“It was not unusual to see us walking along Rockdale Avenue and people walking their dogs and going, ‘Hey, Em. Hey, Ruth.’ ‘’

In those days zoo staff routinely carried bull-hooks to direct them with taps.

“I would lean it up against a tree while watching the elephant’s graze. Emily would pick it up and scratch her back with it,” says Rapoza.

“It was not ever a thing that instilled fear in them,”

But occupational safety rules ended their outdoor field trips.

Today, the elephant exhibit is confined to an almost half-acre habitat. The barn has sand piled on the floors to provide cushioning. Ruth sleeps on a hill of sand to ease the stress on her joints. Emily snores.

“Emily is very stubborn. If she doesn’t want to do something, she is not going to do it. Ruth is very emotional in the sense that the worst thing you can do to Ruth is take your attention away from her.”

The barn is left open in good weather. Emily likes to swim in the elephant pool at night by herself. Ruth is given choices on how she spends her days. These days, she spends more time napping.

In early May, a group of students from Mass College of Art, brought elephant toys they designed and constructed to keep Emily and Ruth active.

Freshman Chai Turner and her classmates built the elephant screw, a big rolling grassy log with alfalfa cubes stuffed inside.

Both elephants were interested, came over, investigated it, and quickly found the treats.

“Today is one of the most incredible days of my life,” says Turner. “To go and watch elephants interact with it over there was such a relief.”

The zoo says it has brought in nationwide experts to evaluate their treatment of the elephants. Dr. Susan Mikota, co-founder and executive director of Elephant Care International said she has visited Buttonwood several times.

“Great staff and they take very good care of their elephants,” she said in an email.

Rapoza says she worries that the aging Ruth wouldn’t survive a trip to an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee, if she were to have to leave Buttonwood. And if she did, she wouldn’t get the individual attention needed for her special diet.

The average life expectancy of Asian elephants is about 45 years in captivity.

“They’re thriving,” says Rapoza. “They’re two of the oldest in the country. That, to me, speaks volumes.”

Emily scratches an itch at the outer yard of the elephant exhibit at Buttonwood Park Zoo.

Stan Grossfeld can be reached at [email protected] .

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    Premium Google Slides theme, PowerPoint template, and Canva presentation template. Protecting endangered species is a critical task that requires collaboration from dedicated individuals and organizations. With this template, you can easily create a presentation to raise awareness about the cause and share the efforts of your organization.

  5. 6 Endangered animals English ESL powerpoints

    Endangered species, reasons for enxtinction. This presentation is about endangered species, human cruelty and greed. The reasons of animals being on the brink of enxtinction are listed in the presentation... 176 uses. A selection of English ESL endangered animals ppt slides.

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    It is the job of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to manage over 500 refuges with over 90 million acres for the conversation of endangered species, ecosystems, and natural diversity. In 1973, the Endangered Species Act was passed by our government to protect disappearing plants and animals. The areas in red are called biodiversity hotspots….

  7. PDF PowerPoint Presentation

    PowerPoint Presentation. A species is a life form. Examples include animals (including humans), trees and plants. There are millions of species on our planet. Endangered means at risk of becoming extinct - there would be no more of its kind alive on the earth. Like the dinosaurs.

  8. Endangered Species PPT Template & Google Slides Presentation

    Effective Endangered Species PPT Template Presentation. Make use of this Effective Endangered Species PPT Template Presentation for all your animal-related presentations. This pre-built template saves your time and eases your work in presentation-making. This is a professionally well-designed template. This is a user-friendly template.

  9. Endangered Animals PowerPoint & Google Slides (Teacher-Made)

    Present your students with facts about endangered species with our Endangered Animals PowerPoint & Google Slides for 3rd-5th Grade. Download and present this interactive presentation as an introduction to endangered species. Also included is our Note-taking Activity to Accompany PowerPoint & Google Slides. Help students to glean information ...

  10. Endangered Animals Powerpoint Teaching Resources

    Ryan Nygren - RKN. Endangered Animals PowerPoint: Interesting and fun facts all about endangered animals. Learn about these threatened animals in this nonfiction resource for teachers, students, and parents! This 35 page Powerpoint presentation covers a variety of hypotheses scientists have for their endangerment.

  11. Endangered Species Conservation Powerpoint Template and Google Slides Theme

    This vivid presentation template brings the crucial issue of endangered species conservation to the forefront, marrying educational content with compelling visuals. Each slide acts as a vibrant call to action, designed to draw attention to the plight of the world's most vulnerable creatures. From the majestic tiger to the enigmatic sea turtle ...

  12. Endangered species powerpoint

    A species of plant or animal that is in immediate danger of becoming extinct and needs protection to survive. Preservation is to save and maintain the wild animals against injury or destruction as well as keeping them safe and undisturbed from private or public use Endangered species in world and as well as in Pakistan,reasons and causes of their endangerment ,methods of conservation of ...

  13. PPT

    Endangered Species. Endangered Species. This PowerPoint is about Endangered species. . Black Spider Monkey. The Black Spider monkey is found in eastern South America and is seriously under threat. They are one of the seven species of spider monkeys in Latin America and lives near the banks of the river Amazon. . 272 views • 5 slides

  14. Free PowerPoint Presentations about Endangered Animals for Kids ...

    Free Presentations in PowerPoint format. Endangered Animals. Animal Survival. Endangered Species and Endangered Animals. Endangered Species: The Legislative Response. The Endangered Species Act. Endangered Animals from Around the World. Tigers as Endangered Animals. Endangered Species: Animals and Smaller Environments.

  15. Endangered Species and Animals

    This KS2 Endangered Animals PowerPoint is a perfect way to introduce your class to endangered species and conservation. With amazing hand-drawn illustrations and engaging text, this resource is a great tool for getting children to reflect on the world around them, how it's changing, and the role we can play in working towards leaving it a better place than how we found it. You could go ...

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    14. Blue Whale. 15. Blue Whale. The largest animal on earth (a blue whale is. larger than 23 elephants) Body length 270 300 cm. Live in all the oceans. Reason of being endangered water pollution and.

  17. PDF Practising PowerPoint Endangered animals

    information on the endangered animal cards. Advanced learners can search the internet for more information on their chosen animal. Demonstrate how to open the PowerPoint program and explain that the first slide is a title slide: the learner types into the text box and types their endangered animal name. Explain that they can format the text. i ...

  18. Endangered Animal PowerPoint Project

    docx, 14.93 KB. pptx, 1.75 MB. Guided resource for students to create their own PowerPoint on an endangered animal, and why we should save it, including: PowerPoint with fact files on four endangered animals (Giant Panda, Rhinoceros, Kakapo, and Tasmanian Devil) Fact file table for student to fill in about their chosen animal using the PowerPoint.

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    Presentation Transcript. Endangered Animals Powerpoint. Causes Of Endangerment • Our planet is continually changing, causing habitats to be altered and modified. Natural changes tend to occur at a gradual pace, usually causing only a slight impact on individual species. However, when changes occur at a fast pace, there is little or no time ...

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    Inspired by the fantastic work of Sir David Attenborough, the PowerPoint delves into various climates and habitats to discover a wide variety of amazing animals. This ranges from animals that most children are sure to be familiar with, such as polar bears and dolphins, to lesser-known species such as the griffinfly and spiny bush viper.

  21. Creating a basic PowerPoint

    A lovely activity to use with groups of learners who are developing basic IT skills. This lesson focusses on the basic features of PowerPoint. The topic for this lesson is 'endangered animals' which is something that can start interesting discussions about the environment and sustainability as well as eliciting vocabulary for animals if working with ESOL learners.

  22. Free Animal Google Slides themes and PowerPoint templates

    Download our Animal themes and customize your presentations in Google Slides and PowerPoint to inspire your audience Free Easy to edit Professional. ... With charming animal illustrations and engaging activities, this adorable Google Slides and PowerPoint template is here to make learning a roarin' good time for your young amigos. ...

  23. Fatal attraction: When endangered species try to mate with domestic

    Fatal attraction: When endangered species try to mate with domestic relatives, both wildlife and people lose. ScienceDaily . Retrieved June 2, 2024 from www.sciencedaily.com / releases / 2024 / 05 ...

  24. 2 Species Capable Of 'Virgin Births'—But There's One Big Problem

    Both species are endangered and have been observed to undergo parthenogenesis, particularly in environments where males are scarce or absent. While this reproductive strategy can ensure short-term ...

  25. Six Texas freshwater mussels, the "livers of the rivers," added to

    The new rule adds the Guadalupe fatmucket, Texas fatmucket, Guadalupe orb, Texas pimpleback, Balcones spike, and false spike to the endangered listing, meaning the species is in danger of ...

  26. New Jersey plans to drop the bald eagle from its endangered species

    The federal government removed the bald eagle from its list of endangered species in 2007. New Jersey kept the bird on its state list because of disturbances to nests and habitat threats. The use of the insecticide DDT, as well as habitat destruction, played a significant role in the birds' decline. The chemical had "lasting impacts on the ...

  27. Bald eagles could be removed from NJ endangered species list

    Although the bald eagle was removed from the federal government's list of endangered species in 2007, their status in New Jersey remained state-endangered during the breeding season and state ...

  28. Central Texas mussels get endangered designation from Texas ...

    Driving the news: The feds announced Monday they are designating 1,577 river miles as critical habitat for the species in four Central Texas river basins — including Austin's Colorado river basin — to protect the mussel species. The species have colorful names like the Guadalupe fatmucket and the Texas pimpleback.

  29. Seven Central Texas Mussels Listed Under Endangered Species Act

    Based on the best scientific and commercial data available, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing seven freshwater mussels found in Central Texas under the Endangered Species Act and designating 1,577 river miles of critical habitat for the species in the Colorado, Guadalupe, Brazos and Trinity river basins.. The six species receiving an endangered listing are the Guadalupe fatmucket ...

  30. Meet longtime elephant roommates at New Bedford zoo

    Asian elephants are an endangered species. Emily, 59, came to the zoo in 1968 as a 4-year-old. She eventually outgrew her facility and was shipped to Baton Rouge for over a year before returning ...