Hello Quizzers,

Here is the latest edition of the Wild Wisdom Prep Series:
Protect our Freshwater

As you gear up for WWQ 2020, participate in this practice quiz andget your name featured in our next Newsletter!
Winners of our last Quiz:

1. Yuvraj Priyadarshi, Class 4, Delhi Public School, Durgapur
2. Lakshana Venkatesh, Class 5, SBOA School & Junior College, Chennai
3. Ameyavikrama Rathi, Class 4, Sanskriti School , New Delhi
4. Aaron D'Souza, Class 7, St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, Mangalore


Protect our Freshwater
Freshwater is essential for life on our planet. The various freshwater systems include rivers, lakes, wetlands, streams and underground aquifers. They store and clean the water that's crucial for all the species. Did you know that healthy freshwater ecosystems not just supply water for drinking, growing crops, manufacturing, energy and transport but they also help to prevent erosion, dispose waste and prevent flooding!

Unfortunately, they have been mismanaged, resulting in pollution, drying rivers and damaged habitats. In the last century we've lost so many of the world's wetlands and wildlife. We believe it's possible to meet the freshwater needs of both people and nature - if water is managed wisely.Get ready to explore more interesting facts about thisbiomeas we dive into the latest edition of Wisdom Nuggets, Protect our Freshwater!

WWF WWQ 2020

DownToEarth
Every drop of water on Earth provides a service. Not just by keeping all of us hydrated, but it also offers so many species a place to live and most importantly, by moving the nutrients around the planet. Yes, water does that by travelling around the world and changing between solid, liquid and gas. However, this only works when the water can flow! And when we stop this flow of freshwater, we break this important cycle.
Watch this video and find out from Sir David Attenborough on how we can keep our rivers flowing. Gear up to answer questions in our fun quiz segment InQUIZitive!

DownToEarth
Did you know thatglobally there are nearly 58,000 large dams, over 15m high! In addition to that, we have also built some hundreds of thousands small dams! Yes, Mega dams which are poorly located stop the flow of our planet's fresh water resulting into lower fish stocks and dried up wetlands.

Freshwater is so precious yet only 2% of the water on earth is dependable freshwater. And only a tiny fraction of that is accessible to us!
Read this informative article by WWF which talks all about Freshwater on our planet, why does it matter and what are we doing to help save our planet.Now, list any ways you can think of that individuals at home can help to protect our freshwater.
DownToEarth
Can you take a guess!?

Look at the image on your left and identify these swamps located in the western ghats of our country.

It is one of the most primitive ecosystems in the tropical world spread across parts of Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra.
Hint: This ancient Ecosystem in India is home to the most primitive flowering plants, Myristicaceae.

(Answer to edition 4 of Wisdom Nuggets: Olive Ridley turtles. This turtle is the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles.)


Are you all set to take the quiz and gear up for the Wild Wisdom Quiz 2020!? Take this preparatory pop quiz and test your knowledge about the coastal seas.
InQUIZitive
Fresh water is the life of our planet, and freshwater ecosystems connects, land with water, and people and other species with the resources they need to thrive. But when rivers, lakes and wetlands are degraded, their ability to provide reliable supplies of clean water and to support the species on which millions of vulnerable people depend is threatened. Take action today to support the freshwater biome!

ECO-HANDPRINT
  1. Watch - Watch this video to understand why freshwater biomes is the "essence of life".
  2. Listen - No one can survive on this planet without freshwater. Listen carefully to the voice of nature and what it has to say.
  3. Spread the Word - Hold classroom group discussions and discuss the importance of Freshwater biome on our planet. Read about the work done by various organizations to help save the freshwater.

WILD WISDOM QUIZ 2020 | Preliminary Round: 9th August, 2020
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Final Round: 16th August, 2020

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