What is an endangered species?
The correct answer is a type of organism that is at risk of extinction.
Scientific evidence states that we are now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate, with many extinctions happening daily.
The U.S. does not currently allow hunters to import animal trophies or parts.
The correct answer is False.
Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed a ban on trophy imports for some African species and removed findings that gave broader permissions for importation. As such, trophy import applications for elephants, lions, and bontebok across six African countries are currently being reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Climate change affects the gender of sea turtles.
The correct answer is true.
Warming temperatures can impact the gender of hatchlings. Sea turtle gender is determined by the temperatures during fertilization. Warming trends could skew the balance of sea turtle offspring and future populations.
What percentage of crops are dependent on bee pollination in the U.S.?
The correct answer is 90%.
Bee pollination is vital to maintaining life on our planet. In the U.S. alone, pollination produces nearly $20 billion worth of products every year and $217 billion worldwide.
What can you do to help protect coral reefs?
Nearly 40% of the 11,000 different bird species on Earth are experiencing a significant increase.
They are facing a significant decline.
Sounds from boats and sonar devices are dangerous to whales.
The correct answer is True.
Ocean noise created by human activities puts marine species at risk and threatens their survival. In fact, increased noise levels can impact certain species like whales, who rely on the ability to communicate and hear in their natural environment to find food, mates, and avoid predators.
Poaching is a severe threat to elephants. How many elephants are killed for their tusks?
An astounding 100 elephants are killed each day for their tusks to fuel the illegal ivory trade.
How are microplastics (plastics that are less than 5 millimeters long) a threat to crustaceans?
Which of the following are threatened with extinction?