Face The Challenge Conservation Crossword Competition 2017


Australia is lucky to have some of the most beautiful and unique creatures in the world, but sadly many are at risk of extinction! All living things – plants, animals and people rely on a clean, healthy place to live with the right habitat, food and opportunities. Every creature has a right to exist. Our challenge is to make sure they do.

Complete the crossword to discover amazing things about the web of life and the natural environment that you might not know. Learn from the organisations that work hard to protect, conserve and improve biodiversity both within Australia and across the world this September in Biodiversity Month!

Aussie kids, enter Face The Challenge Conservation Crossword Competition for your chance to
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For the very young we encourage them to colour in the entry form, practice their hand-writing by filling in the answers (that you help them with) and have class discussions about Australian animals.

Entry forms must be received between 23rd August 2017 and 3rd October 2017. Please read the accompanying Terms and Conditions. Entry into this competition will confirm your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. For more information email: savethebilby@enviro-print.com.au

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FACE THE CHALLENGE CROSSWORD 2017 POSTER

 

CROSSWORD QUESTIONS

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2. The Little _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of Manly in Sydney, are the last breeding colony of their kind on the NSW mainland.
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3. When people _ _ _ _ _ _ _ old mobile phones and accessories, 95% of the materials can be recovered saving energy and resources.
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5. Detection dog Maya, finds Koalas by sniffing for their _ _ _ _.
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8. _ _ _ _ _, wind and water are examples of clean energy.
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10. Approximately eight million _ _ _ _ _ _ were killed by hunters during the early 20th century for their fur.
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11. The Aussie Backyard Bird Count promotes bird conservation by gathering data through citizen _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
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13. A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is an animal that has scales, may lay eggs and has a body temperature that varies with their surroundings.
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16. In the last 3 years, most of the coral reefs on the U.N. World _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ list have been damaged by bleaching due to overly warm water. When bleaching persists the corals die.
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18. Great Desert Skink families create unique networked burrows to shelter from the hot desert _ _ _. Burrows help to protect young and maintain body temperature.
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19. A night parrot was recently photographed in Western Australia. The species was presumed _ _ _ _ _ _ _ until it was rediscovered more than 2,000km away in Queensland four years ago.
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21. Flowers and seed pods attract birds, insects and small _ _ _ _ _ _ animals like possums, gliders and wallabies.
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22. Australia’s first Threatened Species _ _ _ _ _ _ was held in 2015. The action plan aims to tackle feral cats, create safe havens, protect and recover habitat, and avoid extinctions.
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26. To make the world a better place, we have to change the way we make decisions. We need leaders who care about how their actions affect the world we all _ _ _ _ _.
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27. Aboriginal people have lived in Australia at least 65,000 years. Recent studies indicate that humans and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ change may have caused the extinction of Australian megafauna.
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29. Climate change, sediment and pesticide pollution from river catchment run-off is affecting the health of the Great Barrier _ _ _ _.
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30. TOP’s Save _ _ _ _ _ _ program works to protect orangutans at threat from wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Indonesia.
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31. When children play _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, they connect with the natural world and will learn to love and save it.
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1. _ _ _ _ _ _ are endangered in the Northern Territory, partly due to eating poisonous introduced Cane Toads.
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2. NSW National _ _ _ _ _ and Wildlife Service are celebrating their 50th anniversary of protecting and preserving our natural landscapes, wildlife, culture and heritage this year.
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3. If you find a sick, injured or orphaned animal, take it to the vet. Then contact your local wildlife _ _ _ _ _ _ organisation who will then arrange special care for it.
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4. Conserving _ _ _ _ _ is an endless battle. Poaching for the pet trade and habitat loss are the main causes for their reducing numbers.
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6. To reduce plastic pollution, simply _ _ _ _ 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or anywhere.
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7. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ are endangered nocturnal mammals that are at threat from feral cats. Wild areas have been fenced to help keep them safe.
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8. Your _ _ _ _ _ _ _ makes a huge difference to the many organisations working to protect the Australian environment.
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9. The ongoing _ _ _ _ in sea levels is linked to global climate change.
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12. A new search for the extinct Thylacine has been announced in the unexpected region of Far _ _ _ _ _ Queensland.
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14. The animals of Australia are referred to as our native _ _ _ _ _.
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15. Indigenous _ _ _ _ _ _ _ keep Australia’s environment healthy by managing fire, controlling feral animals and tackling invasive weeds.
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16. Modern zoos _ _ _ _ animal conservation and wildlife research through education and fundraising.
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17. Around the world, human food production relies on the animals that pollinate our crops, including _ _ _ _, butterflies and bats.
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20. Feral _ _ _ _ threaten the survival of over 100 native species in Australia.
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21. Female Loggerhead Turtles migrate back to where they were born to make their _ _ _ _ _.
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23. _ _ _ _ _ _ parks are protected underwater zones managed to conserve their ecosystems, habitats and the marine life they support.
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24. Warrigal is an Aboriginal name for Australia’s native _ _ _ _ _.
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25. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ land of native vegetation for development or agriculture causes habitat loss, soil salinity and green house gas pollution.
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28. The Ghost _ _ _ is Australia’s only carnivorous species of its kind. They were once common across the country but now only exist in caves of northern Australia.
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