Wildlife Conflict Resolution
Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association - Conflict Resolution Articles
The leading cause of the decline in wildlife population is the fragmentation and loss of natural wildlife habitat due to human development. The decline in habitat increases our contact with wildlife, and because the public is poorly educated about wildlife and their natural history, conflicts arise.
Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center promotes coexistence with our wild neighbors, and practical solutions are available for resolving conflicts with wildlife in a humane manner.
American Bird Conservancy - Cats Indoors! The Campaign for Safer Birds and Cats
Cats Indoors! presents overwhelming evidence that both cats and wildlife benefit when cat owners keep their cats indoors. Scientists estimate that cats kill hundreds of millions of birds and more than a billion small mammals each year in the USA. But cats are not ultimately responsible for killing our native wildlife, people are, by not preventing our domestic cats from wildlife predation by keeping them exclusively indoors.
The campaign's website also provides many resources for how to transition an outdoor cat to be exclusively indoors.
The Humane Society of the United States - Wildlife Section
As an organization dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals, one of its goals is to protect wild animals from "...cruelty, exploitation, or threats to their survival and well-being." The wildlife sections provides LOTS of information on wildlife species, updated national and international wildlife news, active advice for living with wildlife, and much more!
Trap-Alter-Protect (TAP) - Protecting Cats. Preserving Wildlife.
TAP is an alternative feral cat colony management strategy to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release/Return) because it protects both cats and wildlife. The goal of TAP is to remove felines from the environment by humanely trapping them, altering them through spaying or neutering, and then socializing them to humans for permanent placement into a loving home or sanctuary.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Networks
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
A professional organization that provides educational and networking resources for wildlife rehabilitators. This site has a referral directory of wildlife rehabilitators under the FAQ section.
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
A professional organization that provides educational and networking resources for wildlife rehabilitators. The "Camp Cottontail" section is for kids to learn about wildlife.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
The government organization that regulates wildlife laws.