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1

True or false
Tigers population is growing to a sustainable level

False they face extinction

2

Why are tigers difficult to reintroduce as a species?

They are a specified species

3

Define rewinding movement.

Moving animals to new landscapes.
Example elephants to Saskatchewan

4

In China what two programs are they trying to help the tiger population?

Tiger farm
Prey breeding program

5

What is an incentive based program?

Make an animals life more valuable than its death

6

Name three popular pet trade animals.

Bangii cardinal fish
Fennec fox
Baskin shark

7

What does habitat degradation lead to?

Extinction

8

What is the leading country in forest destruction?

Canada

9

Describe spotted owls.

They live in coastal old growth forests at low elevation and were out competed by the Barred owl

10

Define ex-situ.

Protect an animal outside the habitat (zoo)

11

Define in-situ.

Protecting an animal in the wild

12

What is food depletion?

Not enough food to sustain a population

13

Name the third largest whale.

Fin whale

14

What predators are vulnerable to bio accumulation?

Top predators

15

What regulates earths systems?

Ecosystems

16

How did the dodos go extinct ?

Humans clubbed the last one to death in 1666

17

What tree depended on the dodo for reproduction?

Calvaria

18

Describe the great hornbill.

It is a keystone species that distributes fig seeds and is also an indicator species that mates for life

19

What is contemporary evolution?

Humans influencing the very nature of species genetic makeup due to selection

20

What is an example of contemporary evolution?

Polar bears changing due to climate change

21

Who decides if an animal will be listed as endangered? And what do they base decisions on?

Politicians make the list a minister approves and it is based off of cost benefit

22

What is Canada's only endemic endangered mammal?

The island marmot