Ch. 1 Notes - Hughes Ch 1 Reading Guide Ch 1 What is...

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Hughes Ch. 1 Reading Guide Ch. 1 What is wildlife management ? 1. Wildlife and wildlife management do not have universally accepted definitions. 1. Definitions depend upon which public interest groups you talk to. 1. the broadest sense includes all plants and animals that are not cultivated or domesticated 2. wildlife organizations have been concerned primarily with 'higher' forms of animal life 1. The Wildlife Society deals (since 1937) almost entirely with birds and mammals usually focuses on species prized for sport. 2. The Society for Conservation Biology deals (since 1986) with more diverse but still mostly vertebrate species. 2. Fisheries has been a related but separate field since 1940 when: 1. President Franklin Roosevelt combined the Bureau of Biological Survey with the Bureau of Fisheries into the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (in the Department of Interior). 2. implied that fishes are somehow a different category than wildlife 3. In the U.S., commercial marine fisheries are managed by the
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