COA AND CONSERVATION
How do mollusks species become
Habitat loss is the
greatest single factor threatening the survival of many species
(1995 National Academy of Sciences study).
The ecosystems to which they
are adapted and on which they depend have been degraded, fragmented,
or even totally destroyed. Urbanization and agriculture have
introduced 'exotic' species that have been so successful in
their new habitat, many natural plant and animal communities
The only answer to this problem
is for us to adjust our living habits so that the remaining
species can survive. There is enough room for all the inhabitants
of the planet; the question is if we are willing to leave enough
room for wildlife in the modern world.
Habitat conservation, restoration,
enhancement and improvement projects offer wildlife a chance
for recovery. Such types of projects are very successful when
there is cooperation among private landowners, other concerned
individuals, organizations and goverment agencies.
Even though what we read about
describes seemingly insurmountable environmental problems; global
issues which appear to be beyond our personal control or responsibility.
We as individuals can make a difference.
globally; act locally"
- Participate; help clean-up
our beaches, rivers and forrests.
- Recycle and buy post-consumer
- Become involved; local community
policies effect our environment
- Share your knowledge; the
whole is greater than the sum of its parts
- Learn more about endangered