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Population, habitat and project-level monitoring are also included in the Texas CWCS as well as distribution information, length frequency distributions, community-level monitoring and replication. These performance measures provide information that pertains to conservation action
s and provide for revisions to these actions if needed. The conservation action and proposed plans for GCN species and habitat monitoring occurs with help from several partners. These partners include but are not limited to the Partners in Flight, The Nature Conservancy, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Forest Service and the United States Geological Service. Other partners are Texas universities, Texas zoos, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Audubon Texas, The Xerec Society, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the United States North American Bird Conservation Initiative Committee, Bat Conservation Internal and the American Fisheries Society.
The Texas Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy will have an ongoing informal evaluation that focuses on needs and strategies. An extensive formal review is scheduled to occur every 10 years. These reviews and revisions are necessary for wildlife conservation as well as protection for key habitats in Texas. As more vacationers feel sympathy for caged zoo animals, wildlife safaris are gaining in popularity. Scattered around the great state of Texas are a handful of drive through safari parks where visitors can ride in the comfort of their own vehicle and view exotic animals in a natural habitat. One more plus for these sprawling ranches is that many of them offer refuge to homeless animals who have fallen victim to the exotic pet trade.