Sustainability - B2h

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How do whales often die?
Whales can collide with ships whilst migrating, become entangled in fishin nets, suffer the effects of climate change and pollution as well as culling and hunting.
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How can we protect endangered species'?
Captive breeding programmes, educating local people, protecting natural habitats, prohibiting the hunting of endangered species' and creating seedbanks for rare plants are all ways we can protect threatened species'.
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How can the survival of a species be threatened?
Natural events, such as ice age, could wipe out the many animals that do not adapt. Increased competition for food or shelter, along with human activities (hunting, pollution and destruction of habitats) can endanger a species.
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What do scientists not know about whales?
We need to know more about how whales communicate over large distances, their migration patterns and how they dive and survive at extreme depths.
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Why is genetic variation important?
A species could be at risk of extinction if there is not enough genetic variation as they would be more susceptible to a disease.
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How can we protect endangered species'?

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Captive breeding programmes, educating local people, protecting natural habitats, prohibiting the hunting of endangered species' and creating seedbanks for rare plants are all ways we can protect threatened species'.

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How can the survival of a species be threatened?

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What do scientists not know about whales?

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Why is genetic variation important?

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