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					Endangered Species

      Envi Sci
    Matt McEwen


          http://thesecretsofvancouver.com/wordpress/endangered-a-canadian-
          perspective/taxes
                Giant Panda
          Ailuropoda melanoleuca
•   Bear
•   Large molar teeth and strong jaw muscle
•   Cute? Cuddly?
•   Sounds
•   2-3ft tall, 4-6 ft long
•   Males are larger than females (250 v. 220 lbs)
•   Life span not sure
•   99% bamboo diet

                              http://www.biology-blog.com/images/blogs/8-2007/giant-panda-
                              4581.jpg
       Giant Panda continued
• Generally solitary animals as adults
• Young stay with mother for
1.5-3 years
• Breeding maturity from
4-8 years old until about 20.
• Cubs are helpless at birth
• Spend most of the day
resting, eating and finding
food
                              http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-
                              entries/dancoughlin/1/1246611025/tpod.html
Natural Habitat
  Broadleaf and
   coniferous forests
  5,000 to 10,000 feet
  Mountain ranges in
   China
  Once lived in
   lowlands
  : Panda Habitat
   Deforestation: Data

                          http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/panda.php
http://www.wwfchina.org/english/downloads/Panda/pandamap.jpg   http://www.arkive.org/giant-panda/ailuropoda-melanoleuca/image-
Food Web
    Carnivore
    99% bamboo
    Plant bulbs
    Grasses
    Fish
    Insects
    Small rodents
    Brown bears, leopards,
     wild dogs are predators

                               http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/GiantPandas/PandaConservation/2007
                               PregnancyWatch
Cause of Endangerment

  Specialist Species
  Habitat loss
  Low birth rate
  Food source loss
  Poaching
  Endangered Since
   ’84
  recovering
                        http://www.20x200.com/art/2008/01/panda.html
                                 Giant Panda Population Trend

            1800
            1600
            1400
Abundance




            1200
            1000
                                                                       Series2
             800
             600
             400
             200
               0
                      1      2          3          4       5     6
                                            Year


                   1976   1985       1987      1994      1995
                                                                2004
Conservation Efforts

  1998 logging ban
  Alternative land use
  Education               http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1970000/ima
                           ges/_1972935_wwf150.jpg

  Captive breeding
  Giant Panda
   Conservation Fund
  Panda reserves
  CITES

                          http://www.taljat.fi/images/cites_isokuva.jpg
                                  Works Cited
•   Photograph. Endangered- A Canadian Perspective. Web. 11 Jan. 2010.
    <http://thesecretsofvancouver.com/wordpress/endangered-a-canadian-perspective/taxes>.
•   Giant Panda Can Survive. Photograph. Biology-Blog.com. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://www.biology-
    blog.com/blogs/archives/Animal-science-blog/Sep-24-2007.html>.
•   Photograph. The Essence of China. Travel Pod. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-
    entries/dancoughlin/1/1246611025/tpod.html>.
•   "Giant Panda Facts - National Zoo| FONZ." Welcome to the National Zoo| FONZ website - National Zoo| FONZ.

    Web. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/GiantPandas/PandaFacts/default.cfm>.

•   "Giant Panda Facts and sound - Ailuropoda melanoleuca - Defenders of Wildlife - Defenders of
    Wildlife." Defenders of Wildlife - Protection of endangered species, imperiled species, habitats.
    Web. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/panda.php>.
•   Photograph. WWF. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://www.wwfchina.org/english/loca.php?loca=132>.
•   Giant Panda. Photograph. Arkive. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://www.arkive.org/giant-panda/ailuropoda-
    melanoleuca/image-G3985.html>.
•   "Animal Info - Giant Panda." Endangered Animals - Rare, Threatened and Endangered animals &
    mammals. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://www.animalinfo.org/species/carnivor/ailumela.htm>.
•   Giant Pandas. Photograph. Web. 11 Jan. 2010.
    <http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/GiantPandas/PandaConservation/2007PregnancyWatch/>.
               Works Cited Continued
•   "Giant Panda." WonderClub deals with both World Wonders, and Animal life. Come and Learn about the World
    Around You! Web. 12 Jan. 2010. <http://www.wonderclub.com/Wildlife/mammals/panda.html>.
•   Photograph. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://www.20x200.com/art/2008/01/panda.html>.
•   Glenn, C. R. 2006. "Earth's Endangered Creatures" (Online). Accessed 1/11/2010 at http://earthsendangered.com.
•   "Species Profile for Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)." Web. 11 Jan. 2010.

    <http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=A0A5>.
•   "WWF - Giant Panda -." World Wildlife Fund - Wildlife Conservation, Endangered Species Conservation. Web. 11

    Jan. 2010. <http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/giantpanda/panda.html>.

				
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