Wildlife Science Center

Plant Conservation Day 2012

A wildlife action plan assesses the wildlife and habitat health, identifies any problems the wildlife and habitat face and describes the actions needed to rectify the problems and conserve the wildlife and habitat in question. 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 of Problems and 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. North Dakota had 70 aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species classified as wildlife species of greatest conservation need (GCN). Of these 70 GCN, 41 are birds, 7 are amphibians and reptiles, 6 are mammals, 10 are fish and 6 are mussels. Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in North Dakota are commercial and industrial development, landfill construction or operation, dams, road construction, urban development, water diversion, municipal and industrial point source, commercial harvest, conversion of riparian forests, excessive non-commercial harvest or collection, channel maintenance and confined animal operations.

Wildlife Alliance

All of Wildlife Refuge's graphics are consistent with the safari theme. Menus open and close smoothly and the transition between Refuge and Exploration is quick. Wildlife Refuge offers both a high and low quality graphics setting and the low quality option will run painlessly on even a cheap netbook. Sony generates revenue from Wildlife Refuge through the purchase of "Station Cash" with real money. Station Cash, shown in-game as an "SC" symbol is the same color and shape as the normal coins. This has the effect of devaluing the SC items and making it entirely possible to mis-click and spend valuable SC by mistake.