Wildlife Quest

Plant Conservation Biotechnology Benson

I don't have anything against ugly, unless it scares me; opossums scare me. After a while, I remembered there were badgers in those woods as well as foxes and some wild dogs. It was time to go back home. Wildlife; it is something to be treated with respect, and, in my case, absence. On April 20, 2010 an explosion 41 miles off the shore of Louisiana on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform left 11 employees dead. British Petroleum (BP) operates the license on the Transocean owned drilling rig, according to an April 21 press release issued by Deepwater Horizon Response. By May 6, BP confirmed oil from the leaking drilling site reached a group of islands in Breton National Wildlife Refuge just northeast of the Mississippi Delta. Wildlife veterinarians washed oil from birds affected by the spill, according to a May 19 report from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Louisiana state wildlife veterinarian Dr. James M. LaCour says the spill hasn't had a great impact on wildlife yet.

Animal Voiceovers

tv. After years of planning, gauging public opinion, and study, the grassroots effort of establishing a National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin has come to fruition with the authorization of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. U. S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced federal designation of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, August 15 at Glacial Park. Related: Open letter regarding the proposed Hackmatack National Wildlife RefugeView slideshow:Glacial Park inside Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Friends of Hackmatack have advocated for over eight years for the refuge to be added to the 556 national wildlife refuges.