Endangered animals by decree


									             Endangered animals
What is an endangered animal?
       Animals that are close to being extinct are considered endangered.
There are three categories of endangered animals; Critical endangered,
endangered and vulnerable. All of these animals are on a Red list, which is
done by scientists that look into all factors before determining if an animal
should be put on the list. Globally there are 15,589 species that are on the
Red list of endangered animals. Check out this site for more information.

http://www.iucnredlist.org/ This web site will allow you to search for any
species that is on the Red list. It will include scientific names and data that
can help with further research. For this project I chose the Green Sea Turtle.
I will start my search with the following key subject terms:
                               GREEN turtle,
                                SEA turtles,
                            WILDLIFE conservation
                              ENDANGERED species

Since this information has to be a current endangered species most of your
research will be done online. But do not forget, books are the best place to
start. The Dewey numbers are:
     333. Economics of land and energy
     590 Animals:
Most of the animal specific information is in the 590 section of the non-
fiction. In our Library you can find the following.

Print Materials: Reference
   1. REF 574.5 OFF The Official world Wildlife fund guide to endangered
      species: Vol. 1 & 2. This gives an overview of the condition of the
   2. REF 591.52 END Endangered wildlife of the world: This book has
      some wonderful pictures of the Species, not as much information on
      animal conditions as the wildlife guide listed above.
   3. REF 333.95 MAI Maine’s Endangered and threatened wildlife: Yes
      we do have an endangered wildlife here in Maine. This will give you
      more of a state overview than Animal specific information but is an
      excellent place to start understanding what you can do locally to help.

General Materials
   1. 333.95 END Endangered species: opposing viewpoints. Is it wise to
      save and animal from extinction? Could it be natural selection or is in
      man’s interference? What are the costs of trying to save animals?
      This book is an excellent resource for these questions. Both sides of
      the topic are explored and discussed. You decide where you stand.
   2. 597.92 DAV Fire in the turtle house: the green sea turtle and the fate
      of the ocean. This book will give you an overview of the problems
      green turtles are facing and what is being done to help.
   3. 597.92 FLE The green sea turtle: help save this endangered species.
      This book is the most recent on the topic of green sea turtles. It has a
      brief history and overview of green turtle. There are interesting facts
      about the green sea turtle; did you know Columbus had to wait to
      cross the migratory path of these turtles?

Other places for print sources would be the Bangor Public Library. You can
access them at: http://www.bpl.lib.me.us/

Electronic resources:
   1. Elibrary- This is a subscription Ebsco database. In school this is
      located on your Linux desktop under edutainment; Elibrary. See
      Information sheet at the desk for username and pass word for home
   2. MARVEL- This is the statewide database free for all Maine
      Residents. You may choose from several databases for information on
      your topic. http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/

   3. http://courses.science.fau.edu/~jwyneken/sta/ This resource is the
      anatomy of a turtle. It is from the US department of congress. You
      may download the book, or just print the information you need.
      Topics include skeletal anatomy, muscles anatomy and species

   4. http://www.fws.gov/endangered/esb/96/disease.html This is an article
      on the disease threatening turtles today.

Internet sites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_turtle Wikipedia is a good place to start an
internet search. But remember this is open source information, it must be
verified. This site will give you basic information on the species and the
scientific classification. There are links that can be followed at the end of the

http://www.turtles.org/atlgrnd.htm This is a great place to start. It describes
turtle habitat and their lifecycle. You will get an overview of population
distribution and where you can find them.

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/ This is the official US
government site for turtles. This site gives comprehensive information of
what the law is and what can be done to help. It also provides information
on what is the major threat to sea turtles.

    "For most of the wild
    things on Earth, the
    future must depend
    upon the conscience
    of mankind."
    — Dr. Archie Carr,
    father of modern
    marine turtle biology
    and conservation
This site if the Smithsonian national zoo, it will give you a global view of
the study of turtles including the green sea turtle. It discusses the cultural
view of turtle meat and hunting of turtles.

http://www.barbados.org/species/turtles-romance.htm This is a fun site; it
shows the economic side to conservation, swim with the turtles.

http://www.cccturtle.org/ccctmp.htm This is the official site to save turtles.
This site has a wealth of information about saving turtles and what you can
do to help. The site discusses the current dangers for sea turtles and current
numbers of all the sea turtles.

http://www.world-turtle-trust.org/ This site will link you to different turtle
projects around the world.

This site gives you information from turtle studies. Click learning about
turtles from Myrtle.

This is the Ocean conservatory site. It is a general overview, and you can
download a coloring book about turtles.

http://www.tortoise.org/archives/green.html This site discuses the turtle
population around Maui. This site will give you the name of one of the
leading researchers in turtle populations.

http://www.unc.edu/depts/oceanweb/turtles/ This is the results of a study
done by the University of North Carolina on the orientation and navigation
of sea turtles.

http://www.earthtrust.org/wlcurric/turtles.html This is a very specific site
for information on the green sea turtle, from current threats and recovery
efforts to species specific information.

http://www.afma.gov.au/information/students/methods/ted.htm This is a
government site that clearly describes a protection device for turtles called a
http://www.uga.edu/marine_advisory/teds.html This is site also describes a

http://www.cms.int/about/index.htm This site will help you in finding
migratory information on any species of animal. You will have to hit the
search tab and type in your animal.

Famous People
You will find information on the leading scientists researching green turtles
on the following site.

http://accstr.ufl.edu/index.html Archie Carr, University of Florida

resources.html This is not of a specific person but a group that advocates for
animal rights and environmental issues. It will give you a better
understanding of the endangered species act.

http://www.turtles.org/trans.htm Software that will link you to different
turtle sits.

                Video clips of the sea turtle



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