Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Extinction Math

It's time for some citizen science!  Using your own preferred resources, calculate the number of species threatened with extinction by the Australian bushfires.  This involves counting the number of well-known species devastated, and applying the multiplier for the larger number of insect species, or other less-known types of wildlife.  Consider why some estimates or multipliers are larger or smaller than others.

This page lists organizations helping the surviving animals, in case you want to make donations.
Tags: nature, news, science, wildlife
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