Plant Conservation an Ecosystem Approach

Wildlife Documentaries

First, land can be set aside to give wildlife a permanent and secure place to live that is protected against poaching, harvesting of timbers and animals, and that is free from the threat of human development. In order to make long term gains in conservation and wildlife protection, the public also needs to be re-educated on the importance of conservation and protecting the ecosystems of the world, and the importance of biodiversity to the quality of human life. Conservation efforts should not only educate people on setting aside land, but also on the importance of reducing the amount of resources that each person consumes, from energy consumption to items purchased in a department store. Better choices in product selection also should be encouraged to help people select products that are recyclable, to purchase fewer or no disposable products, to buy products that will last, to purchase cleaning products that are earth friendly, and not to purchase wildlife products like shark-fin soup, turtle, or endangered species of fish like certain varieties of sea bass. Another thing that people can do to help protect biodiversity is to consume a wider variety of plants and animals. Feral animals should also be removed from ecosystems that they don't belong to in order to allow the native populations to recover. Finally, pollution needs to be cleaned up, emission standards should be set, and more bio-friendly energy sources and products need to be developed to help reduce our dependency on products and energy sources that negatively impact the world and its wildlife. There are few greater rewards in life than having wildlife visit or reside your backyard. Not only will they provide you with endless hours of entertainment, they can also help reduce your stress level and may even lower your blood pressure! Whether you have a small patio or 20-acres of land, you can turn it into a backyard wildlife habitat that is stunningly beautiful and richly rewarding. You can attract songbirds, butterflies, amphibians, squirrels, rabbits or even larger wildlife such as deer or moose. The purpose of creating a wildlife landscape is to encourage wildlife to visit or take up residence in your backyard.

Animal Breeding

Monitoring will continue with surveys, remote sensing, satellite imagery, disease and movement monitoring, breeding site survey sampling, DNA and net sampling, herpetological web site, predictive modeling, ground truthing and taxonomic affinities an reclassification. Population, habitat and project-level monitoring are also included in the North Dakota CWCS as well as distribution information, length frequency distributions; community-level monitoring and replication. These performance measures provide information that pertains to conservation actions 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 United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the Department of Defense, the United States Bureau of Reclamation, The United States Army Corps of Engineers, The Nature Conservancy, The United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Forest Service. Other partners are the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Geological Survey and the United States Army Corp of Engineers, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, North Dakota Parks and Recreation, North Dakota State Land Department and North Dakota universities. Also included as a partner is Ducks Unlimited, the Audubon Society, Pheasants Forever, Delta Waterfowl, North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, North Dakota Indian Tribes and neighboring states. Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, Northern Great Plains Joint Venture, North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and Agency Coordination for Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy are also partners who participate in wildlife conservation. The North Dakota Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy is to be reviewed annually to assess goals, actions and strategies and adjust if needed. 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 North Dakota.