Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Week 1
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Week 1 FW 104
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Date Created: 08/25/16
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 WILDLIFE ECOLOGY Contact through email@example.com Course Goals: ~ Foundation concepts and terminology ~ Conservation ~ Broaden perspectives and awareness ~ Guest lectures ~ Look to the future Review syllabus and study and take quiz by 8/30 May have some changes to deadlines All readings are online No makeup exams ~ Tests are multiple choice and true false Thursday, August 25, 2016 Important terms and definitions ● Biology study of living organisms ● Wildlife nondomesticated animals in their natural environments including vertebrates and invertebrates ( varies by state ● Wildlife management the application of scientific knowledge and technical skills to protect, conserve, limit or enhance wildlife population ○ Forest service ○ Epa ○ Nature conservancy ○ audubon ● Biodiversity diversity of life; ● Natural resources products and or experiences provided by the earth that have values to humans ● Conservation sustained use of a resource ** biodiversity ● Sustainable meet the needs of present resources without compromising the ability to meet ● Natural history(life) biology, ecology, habitats, and other characteristics of a species ● Anthropomorphic describe or thought of as having a human form or human attributes; ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things ○ personification ● Ecology study of the interrelationships among living systems and their environments ● Preservation “hands off” no manipulation of a species or its habitat ○ Is this management? Wildlife conservation and human values 1. Social process a. Professionals b. Special interest groups c. Concerned individuals d. Decision makers; politicians e. Divers publics 2. Sustainable use 3. Secure and improve habitats 4. Maintaining healthy populations 5. Conserving biodiversity 6. Understanding and investing in human values Wildlife conservation in the usa ● Ownership by the people ● Management : resident wildlife state, federal ,and tribal agencies ● Migratory birds federal government in cooperations with states ● Hunting and fishing: hunter licenced harvest regulated by government helps fund conservation projects Wildlife conservation internationally ● ● Varies greatly ● Cultural norms ● Values ● Needs ● Resources ● Lessons learned Wildlife values ● Aesthetic ○ Viewing ○ Art ○ Enjoyment of the experience ○ Knowing they exist ○ Just because ● Economic ○ funding for conservation ■ State sources ● license ● Fees ● Permits ■ Federal aid ■ Duck stamps ■ Ngo’s funding ● Rocky mountain elk foundation ● World dolphin foundation ○ National and local economies ■ Products ■ Equipment ■ Tourism ■ Jobs ■ Other bird feeder art books magazines tv photography ■ Ecosystem services ● Recreational ○ Federal and state parks ○ National forest ○ Preserves ○ Sanctuaries ○ Nature centers ○ zoos ○ Wildlife viewing ○ Ecotourism ○ Fishing and hunting ○ Camping ○ gear ● Scientific and educational ○ Population ○ Biodiversity ○ Health and function ○ Environmental literacy ○ interconnectedness ● Ecological ○ Role, niche ○ interconnectedness ● Cultural ○ Historical heritage ○ Folklore ○ Symbols ○ Religions tradition ○ Personal totem ● Societal ○ Festivals ○ Art shows ○ Sales taxes for rural communities ○ Politic and regulations ○ Gathering places ● Negative ○ Crops and livestock losses ○ Landscaping ○ Disease transmission ○ Vehicle accidents ○ Hinder development ○ Human injury ● Ethical ○ Stewardship ○ Save all the parts ○ Animal rights
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