Endangered Species Project Overview: Chose an endangered species to create a mini-poster about. You will have the rest of today and then 10 minutes tomorrow to finish and then we will have a gallery walk (you will present your poster to another person as well). You will be working by yourself on this project and will be graded on having the criteria on your poster as well as neatness. Use the computers as a resource. Misuse of computers will result in 4D. Directions: Pick a few animals/plants you are interested in. Then, bring up your 100% completed Cornell notes & Lab for me to check off. First come, first serve. If you did not complete your Cornell notes or Lab for homework, you will have to wait until the end to pick your topic. Animals to choose from: Amur Leopard Eastern Lowland Gorilla Saola Blue Whale Red Panda Black-footed Ferret Black Rhino Hawksbill Turtle South China Tiger Bluefine Tuna Sea Lions Giant Panda Plants to choose from: Baobab tree Monkey puzzle tree Underground Australian Orchid Orangutan Leatherback Turtle Sumatran Elephant Galapagos penguin Snow Leopard Mountain Gorilla Pangolin Vaquita (porpoise) Pangolin(so cute!) Dragon tree Venus Fly Trap Bois Dentelle Titan Arum (Corpse flower) Suggested Websites: https://www.worldwildlife.org/ https://www.fws.gov/endangered/ http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/ (National geographic is great!) https://plants.usda.gov/ On your mini-poster you must include the following: Section Name Features (& pic/drawing) Habitat Species Type Population graph Defense mechanisms? Interaction Interaction Interaction Keystone Species Problems Solutions Criteria/Requirements Common and scientific name of animal Pic/drawing & Special adaptations that help them survive Biome in which animal lives (include specific regions/countries) Is it a r-selected species or a k-selected species? Draw a population graph of the species. Label the die-off section. Any defense mechanisms? Chemical, morphological/ behavioral? Mimicry? Competition Predation Any parasitism? Mutualism? Commensalism? Is this a keystone species? Why is the species endangered? Be specific. What steps have been (or are being) taken to protect the species. Explain.