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Wildlife Conservation Around the Globe
Transcript of Wildlife Conservation Around the Globe
Mebane, North Carolina, USA Rescue, education, and conservation is the aim for one of many of the facilities of its kind in the U.S. These facilities are havens for threatened species, housing animals who been abandoned, abused, or threatened by disease. They take in animals suffering from behavioral issues, disability and illness. And for many of these animals, such facilities are a last resort.
http://www.conservatorscenter.org/ Serengeti National Park
Tanzania One of the few protected areas in the world larger than Kruger National Park is the Serengeti. Thirty thousand square kilometers of savannah and forests are home to nearly one thousand different animal species, which contribute to one of the last great migratory lands in the world. Nearly unchanged for past million years, the Serengeti is one of the oldest ecosystems on Earth. Buxa Tiger Reserve
West Bengal, India Located within Buxa National Park sits the 760 square kilometer Buxa Tiger Reserve. A haven to Tigers and Clouded Leopards alike, the reserve intersects a natural Elephant Migration Corridor. This ecosystem is one of the most diverse in India, including deciduous forest, savannah land, and tropical and subtropical regions. Shenzhen Safari Park
Shenzhen City, Nanshan District, China Shenzhen Safari Park is one of the first of its kind in China, taking up a 300 acre section in Nanshan District. Observers have indicated that this facility is little more than a stationary circus, with animals subjected to show and performance. It has also been reported that the animals are kept in substandard conditions, de-clawed and de-fanged, physically abused, malnourished, and in poor health. These issues are of major concern for environmental organizations and Chinese government officials have been repeatedly approached and pressured to resolve these issues. Unfortunately, this is one of many such facilities in China and around the world. Shanghai Wildlife Park
Shanghai, China The only drive-through safari park in the Shanghai Province, SWP is home to over 200 different species of wildlife. Buses parade tourists through hundreds of acres of free roaming wildlife in conjunction with a walking path to get up close and personal with some of the smaller animals. Like other parks in China however, some animals are forced to provide entertainment and endure less than adequate living arrangements. The Great Barrier Reef
East Coast, Australia Composed of nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands, this massive natural wonder can be seen from outer space and is the largest living structure on Earth at over 340,000 square kilometers. As a World Heritage Site, it is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The reef is also home to more than thirty species of marine mammals, 1,500 fish species, 200 bird species – of which number in the millions during nesting season. http://www.nps.gov/dena/photosmultimedia/efeatures.htm Tour Denali http://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/index.htm Park Information http://www.nps.gov/dena/photosmultimedia/index.htm Pictures of Denali Over 6 million acres of protected land which includes forest, tundra and snowy mountains. Denali is home to over 39 species of mammals, 169 species of birds, 14 species of fish and one species of amphibian known to inhabit the park’s unfenced lands. Denali National Park
Talkeetna, Alaska, USA Visitor Information of Banff http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit.aspx Wildlife Management of Banff http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/plan/faune-wildlife.aspx Natural Wonders of Banff http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/natcul.aspx Banff National Park
Calgary, alberta, canada With a land area measuring 6,641 square kilometers, Banff is one of Canada’s largest national parks and a prime location to observe protected wildlife. Banff operates three distinct protection programs for elk, caribou, and bear. It is also home to one of Canada’s largest wildlife corridors. Yellowstone National Park
Nature Resources http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/index.htm Yellowstone National Park
Park Management Information http://www.nps.gov/yell/supportyourpark/index.htm Yellowstone National Park
Pictures, Virtual Tours, & Webcams http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/index.htm Yellowstone National Park
Idaho-montana-wyoming, usa A World Heritage Site, Yellowstone is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in America. It covers over 2 million acres of forests, grasslands, and lakes featuring 67 mammal species, an active volcano, and 26 associated American Indian tribes. http://www.nps.gov/ever/parkmgmt/index.htm http://www.nps.gov/ever/photosmultimedia/index.htm http://www.nps.gov/ever/naturescience/index.htm Everglades National Park
Nature and Science of the Everglades Everglades National Park
Photos, Videos, and other Media Everglades National Park
Park Management Everglades National Park
Southern Florida, usa With one of the most unique landscapes you will find, Everglades National Park is home to 1.5 million acres of rare and endangered species. The “River of Grass” combines species from the temperate zones of North America as well as those from the tropics of the Carribean. Shark Alley
Pictures Shark Alley
Video of a White Shark Breach Shark Alley
Gansbaai, South Africa Off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa, in between the islands of Geyser Rock and Dyer Island, lies Shark Alley. Home to one the largest populations of cape fur seals in the world, Shark Alley has been the subject of many scientific studies and video documentaries. Researchers do not come here for the seals, however. They come to see the magnificent and awe-inspiring Great White Sharks that frequent these waters to feed on the seals and can often be seen leaping straight out of the water in pursuit. It truly is the Great White Shark capital of the world. Shark Alley
Links To More Information http://www.oceans-research.com/marinescienceprojects/greatwhiteshark.html
http://www.whiteshark.co.za/ So what is being done? Let’s take a look… If you had to choose how your children were able to view these animals, what would you choose? As an example, there are currently less than 5,000 recorded tigers left in the wild… 12% - Is that a lot? In the numbers game, no.
There are more than 17,000,000 known species on Earth.
Let’s consider some of the species involved… What are we doing do preserve Earth’s most valuable resources? Wildlife Conservation Around the Globe 17, 315 17, 315 – The number of species classified as “vulnerable” for planet Earth. Vulnerable encompasses species that are “threatened”, “endangered”, or “critically endangered”.
12% - The make up of total species classified as vulnerable. http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/people/projects.php Kruger People and Conservation Projects http://www.sanparks.org/tourism/reservations/default.php?unit=26 Kruger Tourism http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/conservation/services/default.php Kruger’s Conservation Mission Kruger national Park
South Africa With a land area of over 20,000 square kilometers, Kruger boast one of the largest protected reserves in the world. It is home to more than 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, and 147 mammals species. As a world leader in advanced environmental management technologies and policies, Kruger’s efforts to work towards cohesion with our environment will assure a lasting treasure for generations to come. http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/generalInformation.php Tourism Information http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/flora_n_fauna.php Wildlife Information http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/photoGallery.php Photo Gallery Okavango Delta
Botswana Okavango is one of the largest river delta’s in the world, comprised of 15,000 square kilometers of inland river waterways. The area boasts a population of over 300,000 animals, with antelope, buffalo, and elephant herds populating nearly one-third of that number. As one of the most unique eco-systems in Africa, this paradise is under constant threat of development for its rich water sources. http://www.serengeti.org/main_wildlife.html Wildlife Management http://www.serengeti.org/main_footprints.html Human History and the Serengeti http://www.serengeti.org/main_discover.html Discover Serengeti http://www.etoshanationalpark.co.za/faunaflora/wildlife Wildlife Management http://www.etoshanationalpark.co.za/history History of Etosha Wildlife Conservation & Rescue Centers Etosha National Park
Namibia Located in one of Africa’s most stable and accessible countries, Etosha is a 22,750 square kilometer wildlife sanctuary in northern Namibia. With 114 species of mammals that inhabit the park, there is no shortage of amazing sights to see. http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/volunteer-opportunities/ http://projecttiger.nic.in/bhadra.htm#Conservation Bhadra Conservation and Management Efforts Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Karnataka, India As a protect area and a Project Tiger site, Bhadra is a 500 square kilometer biodiversity hotspot. Bhadra is home to more than 100 different species of plants and animals, including an estimated population of 40 tigers. Increasing human population, deforestation, and poaching are a constant threat to this diverse sanctuary. http://www.buxatigerreserve.com/birds-insects/ Wildlife of Buxa http://www.buxatigerreserve.com/threats-to-btr/ Threats to Buxa Tigers Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
New South Wales Department of Environment and Climate Change
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
National Parks and Wildlife South Australia
Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia)
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Chief Minister's Department (Australian Capital Territory)
Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory Protected Areas In Australia http://www.australiazoo.com.au/conservation/projects/crocodiles/
http://www.australiazoo.com.au// Conservation Efforts At Australia Zoo Australia Zoo
Beerwah, Queensland, Australia This 100 acre zoo is the living legacy of its former owner, the late Steve Irwin, world-renowned activist and naturalist. Home to such exhibits as the Crocoseum, Tiger Temple and Elephantasia, the Australia Zoo is an award-winning, prime example of how such facilities should be conducted. Projects through the zoo, including the Wildlife Warriors project help fund numerous charities and foundations as well as the 330,000 acre Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve. Green Corps
National Parks Australia Council
Natural Heritage Trust Australia
NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service
Sustainable Population Australia
Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Service
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland ASGAP - comprising the Wildflower Society of WA (in WA) & Australian Plants Society (other states)
Australian Conservation Foundation
Australian Koala Foundation
Australian Marine Conservation Society
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Banksia Environmental Foundation
Bush Heritage Australia
Clean Up Australia
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife Organizations In Australia