Warm up questions:
- Are you familiar with any wildlife conventions? Can you tell us about one?
- Why do you think wildlife conservation is important?
- In your opinion, what are the main causes of the decline in wildlife populations worldwide?
- Do you know of any endangered wildlife species? Can you name a few?
- Have you ever participated in or heard about organizations working in the field of wildlife conservation? Please share your experiences or knowledge about such organizations.
- What ideas do you have to help protect and conserve wildlife?
- What actions have you taken in your daily life to contribute to wildlife protection?
- Can you name some countries with famous national parks known for their diverse wildlife? Please mention a few of those national parks.
- Are you familiar with any forms of ecotourism related to wildlife? Can you provide an example?
- How can we educate children and adults about the importance of wildlife conservation?
Wildlife /ˈwaɪl.dlaɪf/ (noun)
Convention /kənˈvɛnʃən/ (noun)
Conservation /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ (noun)
Ecosystem /ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstəm/ (noun)
Biodiversity /ˌbaɪəʊdaɪˈvɜːsəti/ (noun)
Endangered /ɪnˈdeɪn.dʒəd/ (adjective)
Habitat /ˈhæb.ɪ.tæt/ (noun)
Species /ˈspiːʃiːz/ (noun)
Protection /prəˈtɛkʃən/ (noun)
Poaching /ˈpəʊʧɪŋ/ (noun)
Deforestation /diːˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃən/ (noun)
Restoration /ˌrɛstəˈreɪʃən/ (noun)
Extinction /ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən/ (noun)
Preserve /prɪˈzɜːrv/ (verb)
Sanctuary /ˈsæŋk.tʃu.ə.ri/ (noun)
Ecosystem services /ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstəm ˈsɜːrvɪsɪz/ (noun)
Illegal trade /ɪˈliːgəl treɪd/ (noun)
Wildlife trafficking /ˈwaɪl.dlaɪf ˈtræf.ɪ.kɪŋ/ (noun)
Rangers /ˈreɪn.dʒərz/ (noun)
Conference /ˈkɒn.fər.əns/ (noun)
Sustainable /səˈsteɪnəbəl/ (adjective)
CITES /ˈsaɪtiːz/ (noun)
IUCN /ˌaɪjuːˈsiːˈɛn/ (noun)
WWF /ˌdʌbəlˈjuːˈɛf/ (noun)
Delegate /ˈdel.ɪ.ɡət/ (noun)
Agenda /əˈdʒɛn.də/ (noun)
Resolution /ˌrezəˈluːʃən/ (noun)
Legislation /ˌledʒ.ɪˈsleɪʃən/ (noun)
Policy /ˈpɒl.ɪ.si/ (noun)
Management /ˈmæn.ɪdʒmənt/ (noun)
Ecoregion /ˈiːkəʊˌriːdʒən/ (noun)
Climate change /ˈklaɪmətʧeɪndʒ/ (noun)
Threatened /ˈθretnd/ (adjective)
Captive breeding /ˈkæptɪv ˈbriːdɪŋ/ (noun)
Rehabilitation /ˌriːəˌbɪl.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ (noun)
Native species /ˈneɪtɪv ˈspiːʃiːz/ (noun)
Conservation status /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən ˈsteɪtəs/ (noun)
Adaptation /ˌæd.æpˈteɪʃən/ (noun)
Keystone species /ˈkiːstəʊn ˈspiːʃiːz/ (noun)
Illegal logging /ɪˈliːgəl ˈlɒgɪŋ/ (noun)
Marine life /məˈriːn laɪf/ (noun)
Genetic diversity /dʒəˈnetɪk daɪˈvɜːsəti/ (noun)
Fundraising /ˈfʌnd.reɪ.zɪŋ/ (noun)
Ecotourism /ˈiːkəʊˌtʊərɪzm/ (noun)
Habitat loss /ˈhæb.ɪ.tæt lɒs/ (noun)
Overexploitation /ˌəʊvərɪkˌsplɔɪˈteɪʃən/ (noun)
Migration /maɪˈɡreɪʃən/ (noun)
What is a wildlife convention?
Why are wildlife conventions important?
Name one international wildlife convention.
What is the purpose of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)?
Which international convention focuses on the protection of migratory species?
What is the Ramsar Convention?
What does the acronym IUCN stand for?
What is the Red List of the IUCN?
Name one endangered species protected under the Endangered Species Act in the United States.
What is the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)?
Name one key objective of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
What is the World Heritage Convention, and how does it relate to wildlife?
What are the main threats to wildlife?
What is wildlife trafficking?
How do wildlife conventions help combat wildlife trafficking?
What is the purpose of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)?
Name one example of a migratory species protected under the CMS.
What is the significance of protected areas for wildlife conservation?
Explain the concept of sustainable use in the context of wildlife conservation.
How do wildlife conventions promote international cooperation?
Name one country that has signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
What is the role of local communities in wildlife conservation?
What are some examples of international agreements related to marine wildlife protection?
How do wildlife conventions contribute to the preservation of biodiversity?
What is the purpose of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats?
What is the role of scientific research in wildlife conservation?
How can individuals contribute to wildlife conservation efforts?
Name one organization involved in implementing wildlife conventions.
What is the role of education and public awareness in wildlife conservation?
How do wildlife conventions address the issue of habitat loss?
Explain the concept of endangered species.
What are the consequences of wildlife extinction?
How do wildlife conventions support the sustainable use of natural resources?
What is the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention)?
How do wildlife conventions address the illegal trade of wildlife products?
What is the purpose of the International Whaling Commission (IWC)?
Name one animal protected under the International Whaling Commission.
What is the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention)?
How do wildlife conventions promote international collaboration among countries?
Explain the concept of ecotourism and its relationship with wildlife conservation.