In Wildlife Under Threat students examine the underworld of wildlife crime as we use real Customs seizures to reveal the devastating impact of hunting and exploitation on animal populations. Students will explore the factors which may contribute to the extinction of a species and look at the main driving forces behind hunting and the illegal wildlife trade by examining real objects from the natural world, on loan to Whipsnade Zoo from HM Revenue and Customs. They will be encouraged to discuss and debate some controversial statements about hunting, using the information provided. After exploring their own opinions, students will find out how ZSL is working to combat these issues around the world and shining the light on this growing problem.
Please note, some students may find certain hunted objects shocking.
|Age: KS3 (11 - 14 years old)||Duration: 45 minutes||Capacity: 35 students||Indoor workshop|
Intended learning outcomes:
Students will be able to:
- Gain an understanding that hunting and the illegal wildlife trade are major threats to animals.
- State some examples of animals that are endangered due to hunting.
- Identify some of the reasons why animals are hunted
- Gain an understanding that the reasons why people hunt animals are complex and varied, and that in order to conserve animals we need to understand these reasons
- Gain an understanding of the work of ZSL in tackling hunting and wildlife trade, and what actions they can take action to help
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