Wildlife Research and Conservation
About Wildlife Research
Wildlife researchers focus on wildlife management and conservation studies, conducting research with main aims of reducing disturbance to wildlife and supporting animal welfare and well-being. Wildlife research includes studies focused on different levels of organization, from individual animals to complete ecosystems, as well as animal’s mental and emotional responses to a range of conditions and interactions. Wildlife researchers consider the social structure and behavior of wildlife species as they investigation, employing direct observations and using state-of-the-art technologies like sensor networks and radio tracking to collect data.
In many ways, effective wildlife management begins with solid, hands-on research. Researchers study wildlife interactions, habitat use, populations and distributions and make appropriate recommendations for wildlife management. Information collected by researchers is used to develop management plans for a specific region’s wildlife species, decisions regarding hunting and trapping seasons, identification of animal-human conflict problems and observation of habitat boundaries.
In addition to observation and research, use of technology is also vital to environment management and species conservation. Wildlife studies conducted using advanced technologies can help gather important information on wildlife behavior not accessible by means of human observation.
Wildlife research encompasses a range of areas, including but not limited to the following:
• Applied wildlife ecology
• Wildlife conservation biology
• Ecosystem management and processes to mitigate threats
• Management of invasive species
• Wildlife management to deal with global changes
• Diseases on wildlife populations
• Wildlife management in agricultural and well-developed urban environments
• Wildlife management and conservation dimensions
• Assessing the results of wildlife management
• Wildlife research science and policy development
Wildlife research is a crucial resource for students, wildlife managers, conservation biologists, environmentalists, wildlife scientists, government policy advisors and NGOs.
About Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife conservation is the practice of safeguarding endangered animal and plant species and their habitats. The main aim of wildlife conservation is to ensure that wildlife be present for future generations and to alert human beings to the importance of wildlife and the world’s ecosystems. There are government agencies in many counties that advocate for wildlife conservation, implementing various policies specific to their regions to shield wildlife from harm. There are also many independent, often non-profit, organizations that work to resolve various wildlife conservation and crisis issues across the world. Wildlife conservation is becoming an important practice all over the world, as human activities continue to negatively affect the world’s wildlife.