Wildlife Mississippi

Animal Genetics

The sad fact is that many of nature's gifts cannot be repaired once damaged, and the affect of water pollution upon wildlife is often permanent and irreversible despite extensive efforts. In the most basic overview, water pollution affects the creatures that reside in the water - fish and amphibians are are most frequently and strongly impacted as they rely on clean water for their very existence. Low oxygen levels in the polluted water make it difficult or impossible for these creatures to breathe and as a result of the pollution they simply perish from suffocation. The ecosystem upon which wildlife depends for sustenance is destroyed by pollutants, and in some instances entire species are eliminated from a specific location as a result of the pollutants in the water. Even for those species that do survive, the overall population of wildlife is generally reduced and weakened, often with reproductive cycles becoming less frequent and less productive. Water pollution affects wildlife on land by means of a domino-effect, in which not a living creature is not impacted in one manner or another. The availability of clean drinking water for animals from a formerly reliable source is eliminated by pollution, as is the aquatic wildlife that once served as an important link on the food chain for land animals. The once natural balance in population and general health of all wildlife is altered beyond repair, as one species nearly becomes extinct while another grows in numbers that cannot be supported in the long-term by available natural resources. Lastly, water pollution not only affects the wildlife at the location of the pollutants presence but with the earth's natural heating and cooling the pollution is spread to distant locations globally through acid rain. Unfortunately, the affects of water pollution on wildlife that is delivered so discretely and without obvious notice often results in damage to existing ecosystems that may not be assessed for decades. Atlanta isn't the only attraction in Georgia.

Wildlife Control Supplies

Congress has identified eight elements that each wildlife action plan is required to have, which will better aid in identifying the plans of action to take and why. These eight elements are: Information on the Distribution and Abundance of Species of Wildlife; Descriptions of Extent and Conditions of Habitats and Community Types; Descriptions o Problems an Priority Research and Survey Efforts; Descriptions of Conservation Actions; Proposed Plans for Monitoring Species Identified and Their Habitats; Description of Procedures to Review the Plan; Plans for Coordinating the Development, Implementation, Review and Revision of the Plan with Federal, State, Local Agencies and Indian Tribes; and Broad Public Participation. California had 817 aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species classified as wildlife species of greatest conservation need (GCN). Of these 817 GCN species, 140 are birds, 127 are mammals, 102 are fishes, 43 are reptiles, 40 are amphibians and 365 are invertebrates. Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in California include multiple uses conflicts with wildlife on public lands, growth and development, groundwater overdrafting and loss of riparian habitat, inappropriate off-road vehicle use, excessive livestock, burro and horse grazing, invasive plants, military land management conflicts, mining operations and altered fire regimes. Other problems or threats to the GCN species population are Western juniper expansion, forest and water management conflicts, degradation of aquatic ecosystems, water transfer impacts, recreational pressures, climate change, water diversions and dams, watershed fragmentation and fish barriers, hydropower project operations, introduced non-native fish, water pollution, instream gravel mining, agriculture and urban development, overfishing, degradation of marine habitat, pollution and human disturbance. The California Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy has addressed these problems or threats to the GCN species population with conservation actions. These actions include policies and incentives that allow regional goals to protect GCN species and key habitat by city, county and state agencies. These agencies are to be included in creating these policies and incentives. Infrastructure development projects are to be planned for sites that are near development corridors and urban areas, not in areas that will have an effect on GCN species and key habitats. Transportation system planning will include wildlife conservation and existing transportation systems will better understand wildlife conservation.