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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Palm oil plantations are bad for wildlife great and small: study

Palm oil plantations are bad for wildlife great and small: study | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Palm oil plantations have an overall negative impact on biodiversity, according to research released this week. The study, published in Nature Communications, found palm oil plantations are home to fewer…
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Leave it in the ground! How fossil fuel extraction affects biodiversity

Leave it in the ground! How fossil fuel extraction affects biodiversity | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Greenhouse gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels have resulted in well-publicised changes to the Earth’s climate.
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Useful article that suggests we are in the midst of a biodiversity crisis driven by increasing demand for, and consumption of, fossil fuels.

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Infographic: What's Happening to Biodiversity?

Infographic: What's Happening to Biodiversity? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
What's happening to biodiversity? We're losing it.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:58 PM

A great series of infographics showing the decline in world biodiversity, the factors threatening biodiversity, why bodiversity is imoportant and hope for teh future. Compiled by World Bank it is useful for students in develoing knowledge and understanding of the importance of global biodiversity in topic Ecosystems at Risk.

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Great infographic for your class discussion on biodiversity

Diane Johnson's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:17 PM

Biodiversity is the key to a healthy ecosystem. Since there have been at least 6 mass extinctions in Earth's history, we can learn the stress this puts on all parts of the system and how to try to ameliorate the damage.

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Birds, dams and people: biodiversity in China

Birds, dams and people: biodiversity in China | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The 2012 China Ecological Footprint Report has highlighted the cost to biodiversity of China’s rapid economic development.Biodiversity in China is under pressure because of loss of habitat.
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Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity

Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Sadly, 35 of 200+ sites designated as natural World Heritage properties are considered in danger and face threats such as pollution, human armed conflict, poaching, uncontrolled urbanization, and unchecked tourism and development.
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Marine reserves: finding the balance with oil and gas

Marine reserves: finding the balance with oil and gas | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
How do we get the most out of our marine reserves? The government is in the process of reviewing Australia’s network of marine protected areas. The review focuses on zones that exclude recreational fishers…
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Biodiversity Month

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Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.
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Useful resources from the Australian Government.

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Unknown wonders: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Unknown wonders: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Australia is famous for its natural beauty: the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Kakadu, the Kimberley. But what about the places almost no one goes?
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What is biodiversity and why does it matter?

What is biodiversity and why does it matter? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

“Why should I care about biodiversity?” This is a valid question, particularly in a world that faces a changing climate. This article has some useful links to biodiversity reports and resources.

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Forests of eastern Australia are the world’s newest biodiversity hotspot

Forests of eastern Australia are the world’s newest biodiversity hotspot | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you live in eastern Australia there’s a good chance you’re one of nine million Australians who call the world’s newest biodiversity hotspot home.In a recent publication, “Forests of East Australia…...
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