Wildlife Umbrella

Animal Outreach

A very hot topic in the world of wildlife and nature magazine markets is natural resources, as well as the ecology surrounding the hunt for new fuel options and habitat destruction. If you consider yourself a wildlife activist -- or even if you don't -- you could form a lucrative career writing for magazines about natural resources. Just make sure you stay on top of the news and include new developments in your articles. Perhaps you don't enjoy writing so much as taking beautiful pictures of nature and wildlife, which could be a great way to target these magazine markets. Creating photo essays of a particular region or animal or plant is a great way to support yourself and gain national recognition. You'll need to be able to write colorful captions and you'll need professional photography equipment, but that doesn't mean it's beyond your reach. 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.

Asian Plant Conservation Report

The facility offers a variety of educational programs for adults and families, including classes, howling trips into the deep Minnesota woods, and week-long learning vacations. The "ambassadors" housed on the grounds were rescued by International Wolf Center staff, and include both gray wolves and arctic wolves. They're beautiful animals and fascinating to watch as they interact with each other, exhibiting pack behaviors. *At Bearizona in Williams, Arizona, the founders work to "promote conservation through memorable and educational encounters with North American wildlife in a natural environment. " Their vision is to connect visitors "to wildlife and the land in which they inhabit, while using best practices for economic, environmental and social sustainability. " The smaller animals are kept in enclosures along a walking path, but the larger animals'"including black bear, bison, and wolves'"are visible from a gravel road accessible only by car. The adult bears and wolves are spectacular, and the baby bears, foxes, and raptors will keep you entertained for hours. *While there are dozens of private sanctuaries and preserves, don't forget the refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, such as the J. N. "Ding" Darling refuge on Sanibel Island in Florida or the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Managed by the U.