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Wildlife Resources & Web Sites

UHS Library Resources

Gale Virtual Reference Library This reference library has EXCELLENT reference books on wildlife. Type in the animal's name you are searching and indicate "document title" in your search for best results.

Wildlife books will be on a cart for your use.


US National Parks and Wildlife Refuges

US National Parks Use the map or search bar to find national parks in the US.

US Wildlife Refuges Use the map or search bar to find wildlife refuges run by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.


Websites about Wildlife Species

National Geographic Animal Facts - Explore information on various animals.

World Wildlife Fund Species page - Click on the pictures of "flagship" on the lower part of the site. Also be sure to check out the WWF's Wildfinder tool for finding other species.

Bagheera - Search for endangered species in the drop down box on the right side of the page.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Search for endangered species in the drop down box on the right side of the page.

US Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Site - Use the "Find Endangered Species" box on the right side to explore specific animals. Notice that you can search by state.

Endangered Species - a good all-around site for finding information on various species.


Websites about Biomes/Habitats

National Geographic Habitats - Good basic information about some major habitats.

World Biomes - Information about biomes from the National Science Teachers' Association

The World's Biomes - Informaton on biomes from the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

Biomes - An informatiove article from Wikipedia.


Enhancing Wildlife Habitat and Dealing with Wildlife

Conserving Wildlife Habitat - More information from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Farmlands - From OSU extension.

Habitats and Homes for Illinois Wildlife - Information on habitat creation/maintenance in Illinois from the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources.

Maintaining Wildlife Habitat - Information on habitat preservation/maintenance from Hillsdale County in Michigan.

Plants for Wildlife - Using native plants for wildlife habitat in Cheasapeake County.


Wildlife Too Close - Dealing with Wildlife

Living with Wildlife - Lots of information about Illinois wildlife and how to live with it - from the University of Illinois Extension.

Nuisance Wildlife - Information on problems with wildlife - from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Wildlife Control - Questions and answers from a wildlife control company in Virginia.


Assessing Wildlife Habitat

Assessing a Habitat - How to assess the conservation status of a habitat - from NatureServe.


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Last updated October 2011 

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