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Whenever possible, provide food and water near the shelter area. Space: While space is an important part of the backyard wildlife habitat, you don't need an expansive backyard to encourage creatures to visit or nest in your yard if you provide the basic elements of food, water and shelter. It's important to remember that most species establish their territory and will ferociously defend it. For example, bluebirds and mockingbirds are notorious for fighting over territory. If you plan to include a variety of birdhouses, be certain to provide adequate space between them to avoid territorial conflict. Species that do not defend territories include wood ducks and purple martins. Give Them Plenty of Greenery When creating your backyard wildlife habitat it's important to include a diverse selection of native plants, trees and shrubs. Incorporating these elements will help you easily provide food and shelter to your chosen wildlife. Additionally, native plants tend to be hardy plants that require less maintenance. When selecting your plants look for those that produce flowers, fruits or berries at various stages. Trees are an important element in a wildlife habitat.

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Offspring produced through this effort will be quarantined at a biosecure facility at the WCS's Bronx Zoo, then transferred to holding facilities in their range countries in the initiation phase of re-introduction programs. Another, important step is the establishment of assurance colonies. Assurance colonies will be developed across the Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos and aquarium in New York, as well as with partners such as Wildlife Reserves Singapore , the Turtle Survival Alliance, Turtle Conservancy, and the Asian Turtle Program. Species are currently being evaluated for that purpose. Finally, WCS will establish a captive breeding and head-starting program for imperiled turtle species native to New York State. Off-exhibit, outdoor enclosures will be constructed at the Bronx Zoo for several species, including the spotted turtle (Cyclemys gutatta), Eastern box turtle (Carolina terrapene), and wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta).