Urban Wildlife 101

Urban Wildlife 101
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-11-19
Unit 1 Handout: HSUS Conflict Resolution Resources
Unit 2 Recording: Urban Wildlife 101

Understanding why and how wild animals thrive in urbanized areas is important to resolving conflicts between humans and wildlife. The information provided will help you improve your agency’s response to conflicts, help ensure humane and effective outcomes and prevent orphaning by addressing the root cause of the problem.

Through video examples of wildlife behavior, you will learn how wild animals have adapted to live in urban areas and how they utilize human-provided structures and food sources.  You will be equipped to better understand basic urban wildlife ecology including:  wildlife home ranges, population density and natural den and nesting sites vs “human-built” sites. This webinar will also cover common urban wildlife problems and how to prevent them while presenting effective and humane approaches to wildlife conflicts.

 

 

Audience Comments:

  • “Fantastic presentation with very engaging photos and videos! It’s clear that wildlife are here to stay, and consider urban environments to be home much as humans do.”– Caleigh
  • “I appreciate the message that the wildlife belong in urban areas alongside the people. They are not strangers in a strange land.” — Kay
  • “John’s videos are great and showed urban wildlife in action.” — Lauren

 

** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs' Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
** This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care and Control Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Current NACA Members who attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo.
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