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Endangered Species Vocabulary

Pre-reading vocab for endangered species text

Word Meaning
conservation effort noun measures to protect and restore the natural world
ecosystem noun the ongoing relationship between living things and their environment
endangered species noun animals or plants that are likely to go extinct
environmentalist noun a person who cares about the natural world and makes an effort to protect it or raise awareness for its needs
extinction noun the loss of a species in this world
food chain noun a group of organisms that feed off each other
global warming noun the gradual increase in temperature on earth
habitat noun the area where a species naturally lives, eats, and reproduces
recover verb to help a certain species repopulate an area
reforestation noun the planting and growth of new trees
risk verb engage in a dangerous act
vulnerable adjective likely to face injury or danger
wildlife noun plants and animals living in a natural environment