Outcry over plan to cull elephants

  1. List at least five different ways that numbers are used in this article.
  2. List and explain at least five words that are used to describe change in this article.
  3. Should the elephants be a problem for Africa alone or are they an international problem? Who are the stakeholders in this situation?
  4. What benefits. if any, could the selling of ivory have for the authorities?
  5. What are your views on culling in relation to rabbits in Australia and in Tasmania?
  6. How does this compare with the problem faced by Kruger National Park?
  7. List the differences and similarities between the two cases.
  8. As a class, use De Bono's Six Thinking Hats strategy to investigate this dilemma.
  9. How do you justify your final decision on the matter?

(Written by Jillian Wishart, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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