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Backyard Conservation

Programs that provide information and guidance for people who want to protect the soil, water, air, plant and animal resources in their own backyards or in outdoor settings at school or work. Included may be tips for improving soil using composting, mulching and other techniques; managing nutrients and pests; implementing water conservation practices; restoring native vegetation; selecting a site for and planting trees for shade and wildlife habitat; establishing backyard ponds or wetlands systems; developing basking sites; and providing feeders, bird baths, nesting boxes, roosting boxes and other accoutrements that attract birds, butterflies, frogs, insect-eating bats and other small mammals to a backyard setting.

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Wildlife Warnings

Programs that provide a mechanism for the public to report sightings of potentially dangerous animals such as bears and mountain lions, either in urban areas or close to commonly-used public trails; and/or which issue bulletins to notify the public that such sightings or actual attacks have occurred and advise the public to take suitable precautions.

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Wildlife Safety Education

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to ensure their own safety and that of their children and pets (as well as the animals themselves) when dealing with alligators, bears, bobcats, urban dwelling coyotes, mountain lions, raccoons and other wildlife that are encountered in the urban environment, in parks and forests, on hiking trails and in other settings. Included are general wildlife safety programs and those that deal with a specific type of wildlife.

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Domestic Animal Services

Programs that provide for the humane care, protection and control of the domestic animals.

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Wildlife Exhibitions

Programs that house a collection of living creatures for the purposes of conservation, research, education and public viewing.

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Wildlife Appreciation Societies

Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals to pursue their interest in birds, animals, fish, reptiles, insects or other species, often through the medium of a club or society that is under the leadership of people who are knowledgeable in the subject. Activities may include lectures, slide show or other presentations that provide information about different species, their habitats and their habits; expeditions that enable participants to observe and enjoy wildlife in the out-of-doors; and opportunities for members to share their own experiences with wildlife. Included are Internet-based virtual clubs, WebRings devoted to the subject and clubs where members meet face-to-face.

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