Endangered Species Act, etc.

Some links to information about Endangered Species and the Endangered Species Act

Part of powerpoint shown on 4/16 and 4/17: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://psdweb.parklandsd.org/einstein/Endangered%2520Species%2520Presentation.ppt&sa=U&ei=LedPU-HVKciVyAT69oHwDw&ved=0CCcQFjAA&sig2=cllpPIjjLrXB44gRVNw4iA&usg=AFQjCNHSBe1qQ3tIOp3JpEjv4f_Y9G3lrQ

Endangered Species Act Video from USFWS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6wJpGO8j4Q&feature=player_embedded

Endangered Species Act Fact Sheet from USFWS: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/ESA_basics.pdf

Full text of the Endangered Species Act (whole or by part): http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/laws/esa/text.htm

Official information and examples from USFWS: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/


REQUIRED ASSIGNMENT!  (Due Monday, April 21, 2014)

Write 10 GOOD QUALITY questions about the Endangered Species Act, and answer them correctly.  They should be fact-oriented.  They should not be arcane, but should represent the key points and indications of the Act.  Think about it like this:  If you only memorized 10 facts about the ESA, what would they be?  Think about questions like those that might be asked on Jeopardy.

A good example:  Q: Approximately how many species are protected by the Endangered Species Act?  (A: About 1400, which includes over 900 endangered and more than 500 threatened species.)

A bad example:  Q:  What term is defined in Section 3(3)?  (A: The term defined is "conserved.")