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Chapter 3 - 3 Habitat improvements 4 Population monitoring...

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Chapter 3. Successes in Wildlife Management The development of the unique profession of Wildlife Management in the U.S.A. and Canada (Leopold's book in 1933) in the 1930s was important but -attempts to manage wildlife in NA are much older, e.g. 1st game law dates to 1639 . A) Bison ( Bison ) Plains bison secure in Yellowstone and other parks. 1) Wood bison ( B. bathabascae ) 200 genetically pure animals found in 1960, in Canada.
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B) Whooping crane ( Grus americanus ) Only 23 birds known in 1941. Foster parent program (1975-1992) ended in failure. Why? C) Wood duck ( Aix sponsa ) protected in 1918 by international treaty. Four point management. 1) Status recognition 2) Legal protection
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Unformatted text preview: 3) Habitat improvements 4) Population monitoring D) Wild turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo ) with six subspecies: Release of wild caught birds along with protective mgmt. has been successful. E) Other examples of wildlife restorations: 1) White-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) 2) Mule and black-tailed deer ( Odocoileus hemionus ) 3) Elk ( Cervus elaphus Canadensis ) 4) Pronghorn ( Antilocapra Americana ) E) What role has sport hunting and fishing played in restoring wildlife populations and protecting critical habitat? 1) Around $500 million per year 2) Has there been a similar effort established by the non-consumptive users of wildlife?...
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