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Sumatran tigers and paper mills

How might filling your printer with paper be affecting the survival of tigers? Watch this compelling clip to find out about the plight of Sumatran tigers in the wild, and explore the connection between them and paper mills. You will also discover how product labels might not always tell the complete story.

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Saving the Mountain Pygmy-possum

Discover the tiny Mountain Pygmy-possum and find out what scientists are doing to try to save it from extinction. Learn about the possum and why it is endangered, and watch some research being conducted out in the field and in a laboratory. The clip includes footage of this rare and endangered native Australian animal in the wild.

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Southern Corroboree Frog release

Discover what scientists are doing to try to save the striking-looking Southern Corroboree Frog from extinction. Watch this clip to learn about this critically endangered Australian frog, including why it is threatened and how a frog-proof fence might help its survival.

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What is an endangered species?

This is a resource for teachers that explores what an endangered species is in a one-hour session covering the topics: what endangered means; where endangered species are found; threats to endangered species; and how to help species that are becoming extinct. The resource provides: teacher notes; a PowerPoint presentation ...

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Exploring the world's biodiversity

This is a resource for teachers that explores the world's biodiversity through a student research task in which students become 'species and conservation experts' for a particular animal or plant. The resource is designed as two one-hour lessons including homework tasks, and provides: teacher notes; a PowerPoint presentation ...

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Endangered species bingo

This is a bingo game about endangered species. Teacher notes, bingo call-out cards, bingo game boards and a tracking sheet for playing bingo are included. The resource also provides information about: the definition of an endangered species; what it means to become extinct; and the different endangered species statuses. ...

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Act Wild: animals

This is an online resource that provides information about actions that students can take to assist the survival of 16 threatened animal species. Students can select one of the species, which gives access to more detailed information about the animal, including key facts, where they can be located in both wild and captive ...

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Zoos Victoria: conservation mashups

This is a section of the Zoos Victoria website that provides a gallery of mashup videos created by students as well as an online edit tool for students to 'mash up' their own video about a conservation issue. For each provided issue, such as the campaign against the unsustainable production of palm oil, the student is able ...

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Borneo Live Reef Fish Trade

This nearly 13 minute video segment from Catalyst explains how Fisheries scientists warn that if fishing around the world continues at its current pace, more and more species will vanish. The coral triangle is one particular area where biodiversity is at risk, and the top predator appears to be humans.

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Rainforest fruit power

This ABC In Depth feature article discusses human potential use rainforest fruit-bearing plants and the need to maintain biodiversity. Many biotic interactions that effect reproduction and dispersal are described. Issues about using seed banks to try to maintain biodiversity are discussed.

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Treetop kangaroos

This ABC In Depth feature article includes everything you wanted or needed to know about tree kangaroos. This article describes their reproduction, classification, adaptations and issues relating to their conservation.

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Artificial shark birth

A five and a half minute video segment from Catalyst that explains why Grey Nurse Sharks are in danger, especially on Australia's east coast where only a few hundred individuals are thought to exist. However, in a world first, researchers at the NSW Department of Primary Industries have built an artificial uterus, which ...

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WWF together

This is an iPad app about the world's amazing and endangered animal species and the work of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to protect them. It provides in-depth, interactive stories about more than 15 animals that include high-definition videos; galleries of full-screen photographs; information about populations, habitats ...

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What have we got here? With Dr Dave series 1

This series of 10 short videos examines terrestrial and aquatic species in the Murray-Darling Basin. It features five endangered species: the bush stone-curlew, the Murray-Darling carpet python, squirrel gliders, the River Murray turtle and the native pygmy perch. Other topics covered in the series are; native animals as ...

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What have we got here: woodland birds

This three and a half minute snapshot explores the reasons for declining bird populations in the impacted woodlands of the southern Murray-Darling Basin. In contrast, the intact woodlands of the north-western Murray-Darling Basin have healthy populations of birds including the crested bellbird, Australian ringneck, varied ...

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Endangered species - marine turtles

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on endangered species - marine turtles. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about the marine turtles, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to ...