Orang-utan Reserve

Author: Luke Abbott with Gearies Junior School Redbridge
Theme: Animal care
Age Range: years 4/5/6
Main Curriculum Focus: Literacy, ICT, Science and geography
Inquiry Question:  What are the responsibilities people have to safe guard animals in jeopardy? How can humans coexist with apes?
Expert Team: Ape conserving team.
Client(s): Timber production cooperative who are producing sustainable wood for trading.
Commission: A team of expert orang-utan conservers are needed to advise on the relocation of apes in distress in forest areas, for example, transporting to a safe reserve.

Context: The head of charity called (need to establish this) set up to help the plight of orang-utans in Borneo has received a letter from a landowner. It appears that the person concerned is beginning to be aware that many orang-utans are struggling to survive on owned lands in the Far East. Furthermore, the owner has been advised, by conservationists to set aside a piece of land or an island which could be set up as a conservation rainforest where orang-utans can be reared, rehabilitated and later released into the wild. However, it is not just a question of collecting them and then releasing them. Many of the orang-utans are in a pitiful state – some have been taken in by local families who have become very attached to them; others have lost parent orang-utans and need urgent attention; others have lost their habitat through log cutting as well as the planting of palm trees s for oil. Many of these apes have lost weight and need to be nursed back to health.

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File size: doc (47KB); Pdf (60KB)
Pages: 4
Word count: 2,000

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