Lesson 4 - Understanding some of our creatures

Lesson 4 – Understanding some of our creatures.

Your pair/group will pick one of the following creatures from ‘the hat’, then you will produce an A3 poster about the creature.

  • -      Short Billed Black Cockatoo (Zanda latirostris)
  • -      Long Billed Black Cockatoo (Zanda baudinii)
  • -      Groundparrot
  • -      Malleefowl
  • -      Noisy Scrub–bird
  • -      Western Bristlebird
  • -      Bilby
  • -      Mala
  • -      Black Footed Tree Rat
  • -      Boodie
  • -      Gilbert’s Potoroo
  • -      Rufous Hare Wallaby (Mala)
  • -      Western Quoll
  • -      Western Ringtail Possum
  • -      Woylie
  • -      Hairy Marron
  • -      Margaret River Burrowing Crayfish
  • -      Dunsborough Burrowing Crayfish
  • -      Sunset Frog
  • -      White Bellied Frog

Some useful sites

  • https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22703776/93936298
  • http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicthreatenedlist.pl#mammals_critically_endangered
  • https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/threatened-species-and-communities

Task - Create an A3 poster

Include

  • -      An image of the creature.
  • -      A map of the species former and current range (colour coded, with a key).
  • -      Red list ranking (see below).
  • -      Number of mature individuals remaining in the wild.
  • -      Threats.
  • -      Preferred habitat.
  • -      If, or not, there are successful conservation programmes in place to maintain or re-build populations.
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