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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

Winter 2014 - Wildlife is Everywhere

DEC Resources

DEC's Animals, Plants, Aquatic Life
DEC's Wildlife Health
DEC's Nuisance Species - Handling Problems with Wildlife

Web Resources

Humane Society of the United States, "Wild Neighbors"
Humane Society of the United States, "Four Reasons Not to Feed Wild Animals"
Wisconsin EEK, "Leave Wild Animals in the Wild"
Canadian Wildlife Federation, "I Smell Trouble: Living with Urban Wildlife" webisode

Print Resources

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Living with Wildlife
American Bird Conservancy, "Indoor Cats"
"America's Pest Problem: It's Time to Cull the Herd" by David Von Drehle, Time Magazine, Dec. 9, 2013, pp. 36-43;
City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle by Nicholas Read (Orca Book Publishers, Custer, WA, 2012)
Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2008)
Zoobooks: City Animals, written by Marjorie Betts Shaw (Wildlife Education, Ltd., San Diego, CA, 2004)

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 Conservationist for Kids and using it 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.