Read the article from the National Geographic magazine that you can find here:  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/jaguars/white-text .  This article, “Path of the Jaguar”, runs over 4 pages.  Then answer the following questions in your own words and in complete sentences, except for the first part.  You will be graded on the content of your answers as well as the grammatical accuracy.

 

 

 

I.  After reading the article, explain the following words in their context:

a) contiguous:  ____________________________________________________

b) to decimate:  ___________________________________________________

c) habitat:  _______________________________________________________

d) to mingle:  _____________________________________________________

e) reluctance:  ____________________________________________________

f) to stalk:  _______________________________________________________

g) stepping-stone:  ________________________________________________

h) to tackle:  _____________________________________________________

i) tendril:  ________________________________________________________

j) tenuous:  _______________________________________________________

II.  In a paragraph, summarize the article. 

III.  In a paragraph, explain what “Paseo del Jaguar” is about.

IV.  Explain the cultural significance of the jaguar.

V.  Who is Alan Rabinowitz?

VI.  Before “Paseo del Jaguar”, Rabinowitz favored a different conservation philosophy with regard to jaguars.  Explain what this old philosophy was about.

VII.  What are the implications of “Paseo del Jaguar” for the USA?

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