COA AND CONSERVATION
What can be done to help endangered
"Most of the plants
and animals in danger of extinction today have at least one
thing in common: habitat loss. Too often, the ecosystems on
which they depended have been degraded, fragmented, reduced
in size, or even destroyed. The question of whether or not species
will continue to decline depends on our willingness to find
enough room to coexist with wildlife in the modern world. Fortunately,
innovative approaches to land management are proving that compatibility
Habitat restoration and enhancement
offer the best chance for wildlife conservation and recovery.
This edition of the Endangered Species Bulletin looks at examples
of cooperative habitat improvement projects involving private
landowners, other concerned individuals, organizations, and
a variety of agencies."
'FOCUS'. January/February 1996. Endangered Species Bulletin
Vol. XXI No. 1)
But not all species that are
endangered become extinct. There is hope and what we as individuals
choose to do can make the difference.
means there's still time.
Read about on-going U. S. Fish
and Wildlife efforts to protect some of our unique freshwater
mussel species, and some success stories; How artificial
propagation may help some species; How watersheds are being
improved and riparian areas restored.