Wildlife Outline

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I. Identification of NYS Species (http://www.dec.ny.gov/23.html)

A. Identify NYS wildlife species by specimens, skins/pelts, pictures, skulls, silhouettes, decoys, wings, feathers, scats, tracks, animal sounds, or other common signs
B. Identify general food habits, habitats, and habits from teeth and/or skull morphology
C. Specific habitats of the above

II. Wildlife Ecology

A. Basic ecological concepts and terminology
B. Wildlife population dynamics

1) Carrying capacity
2) Limiting factors

C. Adaptations of wildlife

1) Anatomical, physiological and/or behavioral

D. Biodiversity

1) Genetic, species, ecosystem or community

III. Wildlife Conservation and Management

A. Common management practices and methods

1) Conservation
2) Protection
3) Enhancement

B. Hunting regulations

C. Land conflicts with wildlife habitat needs

D. Factors influencing management decisions

1) Ecological
2) Financial
3) Social)

E. Legislation

IV. Issues Involving Wildlife and Society

A. Invasive and non-native species

1) Examples in NY
2) Environmental impact

B. Endangered, Threatened, Species of Concern

1) Examples native to NY
2) Habitat requirements
3) Legislation
4) Terminology and factors

C. Diseases

1) Commonly found in NY