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The World's Biomes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Quaardvark: Forum. Quaardvark: Forum. Quaardvark: Forum. TUES-PIconf-2013-final. Quaardvark: Home. Welcome to Quaardvark Welcome to Quaardvark, a tool for creating complex queries that allow you to dig through the underlying database of the Animal Diversity Web to discover ecological and evolutionary patterns in the natural world.

Quaardvark: Home

Quick Overview Query and Report takes you to the query tool, where you can search Animal Diversity Web data and create spreadsheet-like reports. You will need to be registered to download data or save work.For an explanation (including short screencasts) of how to set up queries and reports, see "Using Quaardvark".Here is the PDF version of a poster we recently shared at an NSF Primary Investigators meeting: PI Meeting Poster Educators and Researchers To see how other educators have used Quaardvark, take a look at the set of Sample Activities.To explore the query tool without registering, select Query and Report.

Students If you're a student in a participating course, you must register as a member of the site. Endangered Species International. The Role of the Endangered Species Act and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Recovery of the Peregrine Falcon. The federal role in protecting endangered species began as far back as the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Role of the Endangered Species Act and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Recovery of the Peregrine Falcon

In response to the alarming decline of the passenger pigeon and other game birds, Congress passed the first federal wildlife law, the Lacey Act of 1900. The Lacey Act authorized federal enforcement of state wildlife laws. Section 1 gave the Secretary of Agriculture authority to adopt all measures necessary for the "preservation, distribution, introduction, and restoration of game birds and other wild birds. " Congress took two more steps toward protecting endangered species when it passed the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, to protect birds migrating between Canada and the United States and the Migratory Bird Conservation Act of 1929, to provide funding to acquire migratory bird habitat.

Slowly but steadily, awareness of the plight of species facing extinction began to build in the United States. On another front the Service was busy protecting peregrine falcon habitat. Wildfinder Database. Detailed Description of the WildFinder Database Introduction to the ecoregion mapThe WildFinder database contains presence/absence data for the world's terrestrial amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, by terrestrial ecoregion.

Wildfinder Database

Ecoregions are defined as "relatively large units of land that contain a distinct assemblage of natural communities and species, with boundaries that approximate the original extent of the natural communities prior to major land use change" (Olson et al. 2001). The 825 terrestrial ecoregions are nested within fourteen biomes with similar major vegetation features (e.g., tropical moist forests, temperate grasslands) and within eight biogeographic realms with similar geography, fauna, and flora (e.g., Neotropical, Nearctic).

By the Numbers: How is Recovery Defined by the US Endangered Species Act? ↵Maile C.

By the Numbers: How is Recovery Defined by the US Endangered Species Act?

Neel (mneel@umd.edu) is and Allison K. Endangered Species Expert - Project Based Learning by Core Inspiration by Laura Santos. This project is designed to help students build their research, analysis and synthesis skills while learning about an endangered species that interests them.

Endangered Species Expert - Project Based Learning by Core Inspiration by Laura Santos

As students become the class expert for their species, they will exercise reading, writing, grammar, science and art skills as well as build experience with long-term planning and the organization required to complete a multi-step project by a deadline. Select A Species Students select one of 48 endangered species to become an expert on. They design a research folder to keep their materials organized and receive a project rubric and checklist. Endangered animals lesson plan. Animal Adaptations, Lesson Planning and Project Based Learning. Endangered Animals Lessons, Animals and pets and Research Projects. Sample Project: A Home for Everyone. Teachers Resource Center. Endangered Species Day: Teachers Resource Center Missing Species Report Project The Missing Species Report project is a socially engaged arts and science program designed to help raise awareness of 10 species of animals, plants and insects that are severely endangered.

Teachers Resource Center

It features a downloadable curriculum (that fits into national common core standards for literacy and art as well as next generation standards) for four different age groups, along with templates for the special species reports and flyers that students can develop, and with additional resources. Lesson Plans Science Lesson Plan (multiple day format for elementary to high school)Art Lesson Plan (middle to high school) Media Resource Materials Toolkit (includes: posters, activity book, masks, passports, bookmarks, letters to the editor, Endangered Species Day stickers, etc.)Teaching resources for 11-14 year-olds, from ARKive: Classroom Suggestions.

Symbiosis: A surprising tale of species cooperation - David Gonzales. Symbiosis is only one type of interaction between different species; two other possibilities are parasitism and commensalism.

Symbiosis: A surprising tale of species cooperation - David Gonzales

Define each of these phenomena, locate examples of each in the natural world, and create a visual display that organizes your findings. Additionally, try to think of examples in each case where one of the species involved isHomo sapiens. In July 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cautioned that the Whitebark Pine would soon be extinct without protection. Why is biodiversity so important? - Kim Preshoff. How much biodiversity is in the rainforest?

Why is biodiversity so important? - Kim Preshoff

Check out this video clip: An Unseen World made using a game camera set deep in the Amazon by Paul Rosolie. Interested now? Read Paul Rosolie’s book: Mother of God. Follow him on his journey through the Amazon. CAKE: Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange. What is Climate Adaptation? Lessons Worth Sharing. Why is biodiversity so important? - Kim Preshoff. How much biodiversity is in the rainforest?

Why is biodiversity so important? - Kim Preshoff

Check out this video clip: An Unseen World made using a game camera set deep in the Amazon by Paul Rosolie. Interested now? Read Paul Rosolie’s book: Mother of God. Educational Video of the Week: Endangered Species. 1.

Educational Video of the Week: Endangered Species

The World Wildlife Fund website contains a list of critically endangered, endangered, and vulnerable species. This website provides an overview of information on each species, its threats, and what is being done to save each species. 2. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services website lists endangered species in the U.S. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. John Kasaona: How poachers became caretakers. TEDxBoulder - Andrew Currie - Protecting Endangered Species for Future Generations. Endangered Species Expert - Project Based Learning by Core Inspiration by Laura Santos.