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  • Wildlife management is the science of managing wildlife and its habitat, including people.
  • Conservation is wise use.
  • Habitat is the key to wildlife survival.
  • Carrying capacity is the number of animals the habitat can support throughout the year without damage to the animals or the habitat.
  • If wildlife numbers exceed the carrying capacity, the excess animals will die.
  • Setting back plant succession to intermediate stages improves the habitat for most wildlife.
  • The birth and death rates of most species of wildlife are high.
  • Understanding and obeying wildlife laws are important ways to help wildlife survive.
  • Predator control is only one of the many tools available to wildlife managers. Like any tool, it is effective and appropriate only in certain situations.
  • The goal of a refuge is to protect or maintain wildlife and wildlife habitat, and promote healthy populations.
  • Stocking is most productive for restoring wildlife in areas where restored habitat has not been naturally repopulated.
  • Most introduced exotics (non-native species) find their new habitats unsuitable and disappear soon after release. However, some exotics thrive and can cause conflicts with native wildlife.
Conserving and protecting animals and their habitat