Wildlife Conservation and Biology Essay

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There are 6.5 million species of land mammals. Wildlife biologists get the privilege of studying and spending time with these animals as their everyday life. I should be a wildlife biologist so I can study land mammals. Wildlife biology is a field of biology in which land animals are studied. It deals with all animals with backbones and studies individual species of wildlife, their habitats, and surrounding ecosystems (Fitzgerald). It also studies how animals may interact with their ecosystem. Without wildlife biology we would not have extensive knowledge of other animal species, and how they could be linked to humans. Wildlife conservation in the United States has been based on the Public Trust Doctrine where in wildlife and …show more content…
The first national park, Yellow Stone National Park, was established in 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant (Brown). This was one of the last explored areas in the west. This establishing of a national park led to more wildlife conservation national movements. In 1887 President Roosevelt gathered a group of influential American hunters in New York to form the Boome and Crockett Club with a mission of preserving big game in North America (Brown). In the 1930’s management of wildlife resources began in earnest. Funds were mostly provided by levies on hunters (Brown). The 1930s were also the beginning of wildlife research in the United States. The leader of this effort was Aldo Leopold (Brown). Wildlife biologists need many years of schooling and hands on experience to become experts at their jobs. Altogether with bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees, it is close to 12-14 years. Each university is different in how many credit hours are needed. The areas are general biology, ecology, genetics, cellular biology, evolution, wildlife management, and fisheries management (Everyday Life). Deciding on a school is based on what area I want to work in. If I want to be a marine biologist, schools on the coasts of oceans are the best for me to go to. To become a wildlife biologist, colleges with programs that focus on land mammals are the best option. One college that is very popular for this study is Texas A and M University. Texas A and M University is constantly ranked among
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