Sustainability - Panda Conservation in China

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<ul><li> 1. Do Now (5th Period) Name two animals that are currently extinct. </li></ul> <p> 2. Do Now (6th and 7th Period) Answer the closing questions on Page 9 based on last weeks presentation by Samantha from New Zealand. 3. Protecting Chinas National Symbol Huijun Han Columbia University Sustainability Around the World 4. Warm-up What do you think is the national symbol of China? 5. What color is my country? 6. Enlarge the map of your continent. 7. Continue to Fun Facts 8. Culture Introduction Family values are one of the most important values in China. Chinese family loves get-togethers. Respect the old and cherish the young Another example: Different from most of the western countries, young couple live with parents after their marriage. 552 BC-479 BC 9. Families get-togethers Special holidays: Lunar New Year, mid-autumn festival, etc. 10. Extinct Species What is extinction? In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms, normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species. Differences between extinct species and endangered species: Extinct species: The last individual has died. Endangered species: Facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. 11. Fun Facts The giant panda has been referred to as a living fossil, and its contemporary species such as saber-toothed tiger and mammoth are already extinct. 12. Fun Facts What does the Panda Eat? Although it is a carnivore, the pandas diet is over 99% Bamboo 13. Fun Facts Where does the panda live? The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan province, but also in the Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. A video later to show the real living environment of Panda! How many pandas exist in the world? The panda is a conservation reliant endangered species. A 2007 report shows 239 pandas living in captivity inside China and another 27 outside the country. One estimate shows that there are about 1,590 individuals living in the wild. Reproduction: The giant panda produces the proportionally smallest baby of any placental mammal. When the cub is first born, it is pink, blind, and toothless. 14. A month later 15. Endangering Activity 1) Each person in a group will receive an identity. 2) Together, we will create a web. 3) Place your web on the table while we discuss various scenarios by group. 16. Scenario 1 There were no laws in the country with regards to hunting pandas. Consequently, hunters have killed pandas at a faster rate than pandas can reproduce . Solution Wildlife Protection Act (2004) Greater public awareness of pandas protected status 17. Scenario 2 The water in the panda habitat becomes polluted. Solution Environmental Protection Act (1989) Water Pollution Control Act (2000) 18. Scenario 3 Panda fur has become very fashionable and they are being poached to fulfill the demands of consumers. Solution Wildlife Protection Act (2004) Campaigns of NGOs and NPOs 19. Scenario 4 The land of the panda habitat is being taken over to build more living space for the growing population. Solution Over 40 Panda Reserves in China Forest Law (1984) 20. Closing Video The efforts of NGOs and NPOs. 21. Steps YOU Can Take Panda Cam WWF Zoos: San Diego Zoo, Zoo Atlanta, etc. Take a national history and cultural journey through China 22. Closing Answer the questions on Page 11 of your passport. Turn your passports in! THANK YOU! </p>

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