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Wild Africa Antelope

We visit the forests of East Africa to focus on life in the dense undergrowth. The Ader’s duiker forms the core of this mini- safari. Along with exploring this habitat, we learn about the role of scientists in conservation.

Date TBC
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 7-11

We visit the forests of East Africa to focus on life in the dense undergrowth. The Ader’s duiker forms the core of this mini- safari. Along with exploring this habitat, we learn about the role of scientists in conservation. We visit a captive breeding programme and learn how these creatures both vary within the species and how they have adapted and evolved to be suited to their environment. Last, we visit the work of a community project restoring an increasingly fragmented forest.

Science (ages 7-11): adaptation; variation; evolution; human impact.

Geography (ages 7-11): location knowledge; climate zones and biomes

Drivers to biodiversity loss

The UN has identified five main drivers to biodiversity loss:

  1. Habitat loss

  2. Climate change

  3. Direct exploitation

  4. Pollution

  5. Invasive species

While many species will be affected by a combination of factors, in the lessons we have assigned a ‘main driver’ to each of the species:

  • Direct exploitation of rhinos

  • Forest habitat loss and fragmentation

    for Ader’s duiker and sinu

  • Climate change and cheetahs

  • Plastic pollution and turtles