Vocational Agriculture » Wildlife Ecology

Wildlife Ecology

Course Description:
Wildlife Ecology focuses on wildlife species around the world, and on the environmental issues that are impacting them. Species receiving attention are well-known international species (such as tigers, elephants, whales and dolphins, polar bears, and the rhinoceros), species of national concern or interest (such as wolves, grizzly bears, Pacific salmon, and the bald eagle), and species directly related to Pennsylvania (such as white-tailed deer, elk, black bears, wild turkeys, and the fisher and otter reintroduction programs). Issues and activities affecting wildlife will be emphasized and discussed, including destruction of forest habitats, loss of wetlands, wildlife management, ocean pollution and commercial fishing, poaching and illegal trade in animal parts and products, forestry, climate change, and the critical importance of biodiversity.
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