Wildlife Exploitation Preserve Cult of the Vault

Animal Years

In 1934 he was appointed Chief of the Biological Survey, the precursor of today's U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp act passed in 1934 and Darling designed the artwork for the first Federal Duck Stamp. Since that time, the Federal Duck Stamp program has generated over $700 million dollars for purchase of 5. 2 million acres of National Wildlife Refuge land. Darling used the Duck Stamp idea to craft NWF conservation stamps, an instrumental way for the early organization to raise funds. In 1936 under Darling's urging, President Franklin Roosevelt invited thousands of sportsmen and conservationists representing hundreds of groups from garden clubs to hunters to the American Wildlife Conference. Darling understood that to effect change he needed to unite disparate organizations and speak with one voice. The NWF has its beginnings in this first unifying American Wildlife Conference. From its start, the NWF focused attention on conserving wildlife resources - the animals and their habitat.

Animal Jam

(Kaufman and Franz, 1993, 357). This removal of species from the wild degrades the biodiversity and genetic variety in a system and this could eventually lead to the collapse of the entire ecosystem. Poaching is another harmful impact that humans have on wildlife. . (Kaufman and Franz, 1993, 357). Poachers hunt down animals like elephants and rhinoceros for their ivory, and leave the rest of the butchered animal to rot. Shark finning is in line with ivory harvesting. In this case the sharks are captured alive and their fins are cut off and the shark is then tossed back into the water where it drowns. Habitat loss is also a major problem for wildlife. (Kaufman and Franz, 1993, 357). This is caused by human developments encroaching on wild areas, and because of deforestation for agriculture or lumber.