Who was on your team?
What did you like or dislike about the movie project?
What would you suggest to make it more fun or interesting?
In conclusion, write 5 sentences about your experience.
1. Don’t make me count to 1-2-3
Usually people count 1-2-3 to start a song. But in her case, its better if she doesn’t because she told her kids to do something and counting means they are mot listening.
2. Watching PG-13 movies, staying up way after dark
PG-13 movies are movies for kids so they are not really fun or good. They were able to do unimportant things until late hours but now they are knocked out because of their kids.
3. Let me throw it to the moms cause the little one is sagging
4. I used to dress real shrewd
5. Helping out with the homework, I’m an Algebra slayer
- Why is it endangered?
Until the late 1800s, this ibis nested over a huge area of mainland Asia and Japan. With the cutting of pine woodlands, where it nested, and the use of pesticides in rice paddies and marshlands, which were its feeding grounds, the bird’s numbers declined drastically. It is now designated in Japan as a Special Bird for Protection, and in Korea as National Treasure No. 198. It also has full legal protection in the former USSR. Currently, there are about 40 birds in the wild which survive in South Shaanxi, China.
Its decline is also thought to have been exacerbated by the drying of rice-paddies during winter and in its remaining range. The area of winter rice-fields has declined with conversion to dry wheat production, reducing the available area of feeding habitat. Most remaining rice-paddies are in mountain areas with poor irrigation facilities. Dissection has shown that 80% of birds found dead in the wild had very little food in their stomachs, and starvation (especially in winter) could be a significant cause of mortality.
- How many are left?
Although its population continues to increase, and there are now perhaps more than 250 mature individuals, its habitat continues to decline in quality, justifying its retention as endangered.
- What is being done to save it?
It is legally protected in China. Since the discovery of nesting birds in 1981, emergency regulations have been enacted to prohibit logging, the use of agrochemicals in rice-fields and the use of firearms for hunting. In 1987, 51 nest trees were declared state property and protected. In 1990, the Shaanxi Crested Ibis Nature Reserve was established. At Yangxian, nest-sites are patrolled and guarded during the breeding season. Some rice-fields are maintained as feeding-sites in winter and loach are introduced to them. By 1986 a captive breeding programme had been initiated at Beijing Zoo with six fledglings taken from the wild, and breeding programmes are now on-going at three zoos in China: Yangxian and Longauntai in Shaaxi Province, and at Beijing, with successful breeding occurring since 1989. Experimental releases of captive-bred birds in areas inhabited by wild conspecifics has been carried out since 2004, with satellite tracking results for 17 of the 23 sub-adults released in 2004-2005 suggesting that they have settled in the wild.
- My Comment
I always thought endangered animals are being extinct but this one was being endangered in the past because there were dramatic change in the use of lands but now it’s protected. It’s good to know that their population is increasing steadily.
I was going out for school this morning and I was late. It was raining. So I went back in to my house and opened the door where we keep our shoes in. But there were no umbrella!! So I ran to the convenient store through the rain. And I didn’t have my wallet. Comforted myself it’s better than realizing not having wallet after waiting bus for so long but wasn’t comforting.
I went to the dentist after one and a half years. Last time I went was March, 2011. It’s a regular check for my braces. They took pictures of my teeth, face and also took x-ray pictures-which are what they usually don’t. I couldn’t ask when I can take them off because after 10 years of orthodontion, now I’m afraid of taking it off. It is what keeping my teeth in place and I’m afraid they will be twisted without it.