Task no. 1
Stop habitat removal: Interconnections between animals and their habitats
Imagine that the local council is proposing to give permission to a developer to remove a local eucalypt forest and build a new shopping mall (there may be a local bushland area to refer to as a hypothetical proposal).
Using the information collated in Table 1 in the previous activity, list the habitat elements that might be found in the eucalypt forest and explain how the animals rely on each element in the environment. This could be written using persuasive devices that seek to prevent the destruction of the forest.
Task no. 2
Design a habitat garden
Imagine that the council has decided to go ahead with the mall but has agreed to put in a habitat garden at the back of the building by planting trees and adding other habitat elements.
Design a habitat garden for the back of the mall, for animals living in the local area to use. What kinds of animals might be able to visit and use each of the habitat elements in the habitat garden?