Wildlife Issues

Everyone loves wildlife...well, almost everyone. Wild animals are popular and before we know it, humans are doing selfish or stupid things to get too close, touch, and jeopardize their (and thereby the animal's) safety.

When this happens, things can and will go wrong. Some of the issues negatively impact wildlife while others negatively impact humans. Find out the good, bad and ugly of wildlife issues across North America and what we can do about it. 

Courses we offer

Check out the Course Calendar for dates and times! (We offer registration instructions, if needed.)

Course Name Course Description
Wildlife Disease Many wild animals are susceptible to some pretty harsh diseases, from rabid raccoons to deer with chronic wasting disease. Learn about some of the biggest disease issues impacting our wildlife and what we can or can’t do about it.
Preparing for Change: Adapting to Climate Learn about climate change and how state wildlife agencies and animals are preparing to adapt to the changing climate. There will be a main focus on North American mammals.
The Illegal Pet Trade Illegal pet trade...It doesn’t happen in America, does it? Find out how big the issue is and what you can do to stop it.
Being Bred to Death Do you love seeing white tigers? You shouldn’t. At least you won’t when you find out what specific crossbreeding sometimes does to animals.
Wild Invaders: Issues with Invasives Invasive species are wreaking havoc with our native wildlife. Find our which species are the most detrimental and find out what you can do about it.

Did you know...

The wild hog, North America's largest and most destructive invasive species, was first brought over by Spanish explorers in the 1500s.