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This Sheet contains the possible project canditates identified by the kids during brainstorming. Think of people and animals as allies in the quest to make life.better for everyone. Sometimes people help animals and sometimes animals help people. Your team’s Project mission this season is to make our interactions with animals better hopefully better for all of us.
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AnimalInteraction with HumansProblemResources (Links)SolutionVoteTie Breaker
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BeePollinate, Honey, Import BeesSpraying chemicals pollute the ecosystem killing bees, Attacks humans, Imported African Bees attack and kill local bees, colony collapse disorder (bees are leaving thier hives), loss of habitat, climate change (warm winters making plants bloom during winter, leaving no plants in spring for bees to feed on), & diseasehttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/may/13/wildlife.endangeredspeciesDishaa, karthik, Neha, Saurav
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CowMilk, Leather, Meat, Labor, Manure ,FuelGas adds to Global Warminghttps://thinkprogress.org/methane-emissions-are-spiking-but-it-might-be-more-cow-than-car-791e5233dc2a
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ElephantTravel, Circus, Ivory , MedicineHarsh Treatment in Circus, Killed for Ivoryhttps://www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/thorny_issues/the_use_of_drones_in_rhino_conservation
Dishaa, Kinnari, Ishnoor, Saurav
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BatsPolinate Fruits, Eats bugsHumans disturb bats during hibernation and the bats starve, Fungus infection due to human contact ( European HIking Gear) prevents Bats from hibernating. Imapct on ecosystemDishaa, Karthik, Kinnari, Neha
Karthik,Neha,Dishaa,Saurav,Kinnari,Ishnoor
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HorsesTransportation, Entertainments, Therapy, LoyaltyHurt them
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CamelTransportation, Stores Water, Carries heavy loadsHurting them
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SheepWool, MeatShaving Wool??? Is it painful?
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ChickenEggs, Feather, MeatThey are fed food that prevents them from flying
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SnakesVenom for medicineHunting/KillingKarthik
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PandasKeep bamboos fresh, Represents cuteness, makes people happyHabitat losshttp://www.ecology.com/2016/09/14/giant-panda-longer-endangered/ishnoor, Neha
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Dolphinssave people,trained to help navy find and plant marine explosives, locate enemy cobatantsget caught in fishermen's rope and get killed/loud motors of boat confuses where it ishttp://www.ecowatch.com/u-s-military-trained-dolphins-forced-to-fight-human-wars-1881903870.htmlishnoor, Kinnari
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Wasps
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Primatesdisease, hunting, habitat losshumans spreading diseases to chimps. hunting chimps, habitat loss, population decresing rapidlyhttp://www.savethechimps.org/about-us/chimp-facts/Saurav
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Horseshoe crab
blood used for medicineremoving them from habitat, taking their blood for medicine
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