Habit Loss, Land Use and Conservation
For this SLP project, you will research four different species: one that is extinct, one that is critically endangered, one that is endangered and one that is (Threatened) Vulnerable. One species must be a Plant or Fungus, the three remaining species each must be from a different Animal category (Avian, Amphibian, Reptile, Mammal, or Aquatic/Ocean).
Endangered animals. Accessed July 31, 2017, at https://a-z-animals.com/animals/endangered/.
Endangered Species. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Accessed July 31, 2017, at https://www.fws.gov/endangered/species/us-species.html.
One of the most comprehensive lists of endangered and extinct animals and plants can be found at The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Slide 1: Title Slide
Student Name, Course Title, and Date
Slide 2: Introduction
Topics to be covered in outline form
Slide 3: Extinct Species
Research an extinct species. Include an image of this species. Discuss the following questions: Where does this species live (biome, niche, environment, country)? What is its status on the food chain? When did it go extinct? What was the major cause of its demise?
Slide 4: Critically Endangered Species
Research a critically endangered species. Include an image of this species. Discuss the following questions: Approximately how many are left? When is the estimated time they will become extinct? What is the major cause of their future demise?
Slide 5: Endangered Species
Research an endangered species. Include an image of this species. Discuss the following questions: Approximately how many are left? When is the estimated time they will become extinct? What is the major cause of their future demise?
Slide 6: Vulnerable Species
Research a vulnerable (threatened) species. Include an image of this species. How many are there left or have reappeared? What is being done to help them come back? What was the cause of their decline or demise?
Slide 7: Ecological Impacts
Discuss what will happen or has happened because of the loss of these species you researched to their environment? (What does it mean to be a keystone/indicator species?) What are the ecological ramifications on the community or habitat of other species in the environment as a result of the decline or loss of these species you researched?
Slide 8: Human Intervention
What are we as a human species doing to stop the loss of these vulnerable species or what did we try to do for those species that became extinct? (Discuss examples such as organization/agency involvement and/or government involvement/education).
Slide 9: Conclusion
Summarize your project findings.
Slide 10: References
List the sources used in APA format.
SLP Assignment Expectations
For this SLP assignment, you will develop a PowerPoint Presentation that is 1-10 slides in length and addresses the requirements outlined above. Place the text containing the answers to the questions above in the slide area, summarizing each topic using bullet points (in your own words, expand in more detail using the notes area).
Be sure to include citations referencing your sources on each slide (use either the slide or notes area). Include a descriptive title for each slide that describes the topic being discussed. Be sure to include a title slide with your name, assignment type (e.g., SLP Module 4) and course title. Include an introduction slide with the subjects you will cover in outline form. Include a slide summarizing your project findings (Conclusion slide). Your final slide should contain a list of references cited in APA format.