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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Recommended Resources

Fall 2013 - The Wonderful Life of Diversity

Online Resources and Books

DEC Resources

DEC's Biodiversity and Species Conservation
DEC's fact sheets about animals, plants and aquatic life
DEC's New York Nature Explorer
New York Natural Heritage Program

Web Resources

American Museum of Natural History - "Living with Biodiversity"
Canadian Wildlife Federation's "Discover Biodiversity" webisode
Sustaining Life on Earth, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity
"The Feather Trade" New Hampshire Public Television's Wildlife Journal Junior
Canadian Biodiversity website

Print Resources

She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head by Katheryn Lasky (Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 1995) (also available from Scholastic)
"How Two Women Ended the Deadly Feather Trade" by William Souder, Smithsonian magazine, March 2013
The Atlas of Endangered Species, edited by John Burton (Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1991)
Discovering Endangered Species: A Nature Activity Book, by Nancy Field and Sally Machlis (Dog-Eared Publications, Middleton, WI, 2008)
The Eagles are Back, by Jean Craighead George (Penguin Books, New York, 2013)
Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth, by Rochelle Strauss (Kids Can Press, Toronto, Canada, 2004)
Legacy: Conserving New York State's Biodiversity
, edited by E.A. Johnson and D. Smith (American Museum of Natural History, New York State Biodiversity Research Institute, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York Natural Heritage Program and The Nature Conservancy, Albany, NY, 2006); available online

Do you have an interactive white board in your classroom?

If you use a SMART Board or similar interactive white board or projection system in your classroom, consider downloading a PDF of the issue and using it in your classroom, along with the printed copies enclosed in this mailing. This issue and all of our back issues are available on the Conservationist for Kids website.