The endangered species information literacy project assignment

This is a paper that focuses on the endangered species information literacy project assignment. The paper also demonstrates critical and independent thinking through biological investigation.

The endangered species information literacy project assignment

Information Literacy Project: Endangered Species

CLO #1: Define the levels of organization and related functions for bacteria, plants and animals.

1. DLO 1: Firstly, demonstrate critical and independent thinking through biological investigation
2. DLO 2: Secondly, demonstrate professionalism in communication and collaboration
3. DLO 3: Thirdly, analyze the influence of scientific thought on individuals and society

Choose one of the endangered species listed below and write a report answering all of following questions about it.
Taxonomy. What is the scientific name of your species? What domain, kingdom, phylum, family, and also genus does it belong to? How is it similar to other members of its genus, and its family, and how is it different? (10 points)
Characteristics. Firstly, describe its location (with map of past and current range), diet, reproduction and behavior. (40 points)
Status. Secondly, what is its current endangered status according to the IUCN Red List? How did this species become endangered? Additionally, how much did human activity contribute to its decline? (10 points)
Response. Thirdly, what interventions or practices (if any) were introduced to help this species survive? (10 points)
Future. Lastly, what is its prognosis for long term survival? (5 points)

Writing (10 points)
Format (5 points)
Bibliography, APA style (5 points)
Photograph and also acknowledgement (5 points)

Select one of these species:

Asiatic Cheetah                       Florida Cougar                                    Right Whale           Aye-Aye                             California condor                                Mountain Gorilla
Western Giant Eland               Chinese Paddlefish                              White-Winged Duck
Black Rhinoceros                     Ivory-Billed Woodpecker                    Alabama Sturgeon

*Additional species may be used upon approval of the instructor.

The report should be in your own words, using at least three online sources. Credible scientific sources online end in “.edu” or “.gov” or are from the library’s database.
Websites ending in “.com” cannot be used.  You may also use a .org site if you vet it carefully for bias.

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