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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Week 1

by: Devrrae Russell

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Week 1 FW 104

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These notes cover 8/23/2016 to 8/25/2016. Including current terms and definitions, human values, and wildlife values.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Ann Randall
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wildlife, wildlife management, wildlife issues, Ecology, conservation, natural, fw104, Natural Resources, values




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Date Created: 08/25/16
Tuesday, August 23, 2016  WILDLIFE ECOLOGY  Contact through ​     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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