Nature Smart: Endangered Species in Australia II

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We have been talking about some endangered species all over the word. In this case, endangered species in Australia, in which continent has over thirty million years of geographical isolation. That’s why there they have unique animal and plant species.

However, this rich biological diversity has seriously declined, as we already know. Why is it so important for us to protect Australian species? As it is mentioned before, because of the geographical importance we have a magnificent variety. Just to mention some of the reasons, here we have 2:

  1. Ecological importance: A healthy ecosystem depends on plants and animals species as their foundations. If species becomes endangered, it is a sign that the ecosystem is slowly falling apart.
  2. Medical: Over 50% of the 150 most prescribes medicines were originally derived from a plant or other NATURAL product.

Mammals are the most distinct and unique fauna in Australia and they’re highly threatened, so let’s try to support them all.

Vocabulary:

  • Isolation: The state of being separated from other people, or situation in which you do not have the support of other people.
  • Decline: To become less or worse.
  • Fall apart: To break because of being old or badly made
  • Undermine: To make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful.

Recommendations:

As it is mentioned in the video, we humans are involved into the biodiversity, so now look for things that you consume and you didn’t know are damaging the environment.

Questionnaire:

  • How can we help endangered species?

Welcome to this activity created by Learning Advisor Mr. Aileen Martínez from Coapa Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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