WELCOME TO VIRGINIA WILDLIFE
SPECIES UNDER THREAT
The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries; Species that are under threat or endangered
KEEPING VIRGINIA WILD
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries–restoring fish and wildlife populations, preserving critical habitat and keeping Virginia Wild
This video celebrates 100 years in the history of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries – restoring fish and wildlife populations, preserving critical habitat and keeping Virginia Wild!
WE STRIVE TO UPHOLD THE SPIRIT OF CONSERVATION
The American identity has long been linked with its wildlife and landscapes. Virginia has been one of the major keepers of this national identity. After all it is the home of the bald eagle, the symbol of America. While industrialization and the changing nature of our economic activities have changed our environment before we realized, we believe it is not too late to turn the tide.
Virginians today are quite vocal about bringing nature back. In fact, since climate change has become an issue, a public poll in the state has revealed that the majority of Virginians want the state to craft plans that cut carbon emissions, and encourage clean energy and efficiency. This is encouraging news for educators like us, because it gives us pliable clay to mold, so to speak.
Organizations across the state are working to diagnose the threats faced by Virginia’s wildlife, conserve their habitat, conduct research, educate the public, rehabilitate orphaned, injured or ill animals and protect vulnerable species. This list takes a look at some of the top wildlife centers in the state, where you can turn to for help and advice regarding rescued, displaced or injured animals.
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The good news is that a lot of people care about Virginia’s environment. There are several excellent environmental safety organizations in Virginia that have done and are doing influential work in preserving the state’s habitats, species and communities. Some of these...
According to the EPA and the research done by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), the state’s wetlands are particularly vulnerable to climate change. The state is home to around one million acres of wetlands. Most of Virginia’s wetlands are in the form of...
Organizations across the state are working to diagnose the threats faced by Virginia’s wildlife, conserve their habitat, conduct research, educate the public, rehabilitate orphaned, injured or ill animals and protect vulnerable species. This list takes a look at some...
Nature and wildlife conservation must have a multi-pronged approach. It cannot be the effort of a few government bodies or citizens’ groups. There must be synergy and cooperation between the various organizations, and education about this issues for everyone...
The diversity of Virginia’s native species of flora and fauna is intriguing. Such variety may be possible because of the state’s many different ecosystems and habitats, its ‘southern’ location and paradoxically temperate climate. The coastal shores, tidal marshes,...
Virginia’s biodiversity is vulnerable. One of the biggest reasons for this is the conversion of open space for commercial and residential development. Then there is the fact that burning of fossil fuels is reducing air quality. Waterways are being polluted by toxic...
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