Conservation of Species - Reading Activity

This is a reading activity that I have used with my pre-intermediate students. It contains a semi-authentic newspaper article in the first page and a few comprehension questions as well as a pairwork discussion in the second page. The comprehension questions focus mainly on students' general comprehension of the text and their understanding of how the author supports his point of view (and which point of view that is). I recommend this activity for pre-intermediate based mainly on my students' response (most of them said the article was okay to read and that  new or "difficult" words in it did not prevent them from understanding the main points and answering the comprehension questions); however, I believe it could also be used with intermediate students. I hope you like it! =)