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This textbook chapter makes the case for preserving desert old growth forests, and endangered species. The captive breeding program for the black-footed ferret is presented as a case study. Students learn about conservation practices they can do, such as adopting a species or garden. The chapter includes an authentic unit assessment where students produce an essay on a biodiversity topic. The resource includes a link to current news articles and a teacher's guide. This is the eighth and last chapter in the unit, Losing Biodiversity, examining the endangerment and extinction of entire species of plants and animals throughout the world due to human actions. The resource is part of Global System Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Informal Education,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,NSDL,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Tragedy of the Commons,Earth system science,Biological science,Sustainability,Conservation,Life Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Endangered Species Act,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Biosphere,Life sciences:Ecology and ecosystems,Geoscience,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124143050T,Earth Science

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    English

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