The Endangered Species Act & The World Conservation Strategy: Goals & Purposes


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Scientists have discovered a cross between gray wolves and coyotes known as the coywolf. The capture and tracking of these animals shows that they have migrated from their normal habitat into urban areas and even major cities such as Chicago. Scientists are also finding that when these animals are killed or removed from urban settings, the rodent population increases dramatically. What is the most likely reason for the increase in rodent problems?

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1. What year was the Endangered Species Act enacted?

2. Under the Endangered Species Act, what is a possible triggering event for considering a species as endangered?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet test you on species extinction and conservation by asking you to define several key terms. Some questions will explore your understanding of the meaning of extinction. Others will ask you to identify the reason why hunting sharks is problematic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will help you review:

  • The year the Endangered Species Act was enacted
  • What classifies a species as endangered
  • The animals protected under the Endangered Species Act
  • The organization responsible for the strategy of world conservation

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about endangered species
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Endangered Species Act lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding world conservation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

There is also a corresponding lesson called The Endangered Species Act & The World Conservation Strategy: Goals & Purposes. The lesson will help you absorb even more useful information about the subject. It will specifically cover these objectives:

  • Clarify the effect of animal extinctions to the balance of ecosystems
  • Explain the effect of overfishing to coral reefs
  • Appreciate the protection of the Endangered Species Act and who administers it
  • Identify the animals helped by the Act
  • Explore what the world is doing for animal protection at large