Traditionally, the term wildlife has conjured images of species which are of economic or emotional importance to humans. However wildlife life encompasses a much broader array of life on earth, referring to any undomesticated species, from the European Fire-bellied toad to the Siberian tiger.
As humans have encroached on the natural habitats of the world's wildlife, contaminated the far reaches of earth and hunted or fished some species to extinction, understanding qualities like habitat requirements, lifecycles and nutritional needs for all wildlife species has become a primary focus of many scientists and conservationists.
For many species, their survival depends upon our ability to identify the basic needs for wildlife populations to survive and thrive and act upon that knowledge.
The Indo-Pacific humpacked dolphin (Sousa chinensis), a marine mammal, is a member of the family of oceanic dolphins within the order of cetaceans. The species is also known as...
Balearic SeaLast Updated on 2013-05-13 at 22:30
The Balearic Sea is one of the seas that comprise the western basin of the Mediterranean Sea.
Sometimes termed the Catalan Sea, it lies between the Iberian coast and... More »
Alboran SeaLast Updated on 2013-05-13 at 22:29
The Alboran Sea is the western-most part of the Mediterranean Sea between the coast of Spain and the coast of Morocco.
It extends from the The Strait of Gibraltar in... More »
Gulf of RigaLast Updated on 2013-05-13 at 19:53
The Gulf of Riga is a brackish body of water that is considered a sub-basin of the Baltic Sea. The areal extent of the Gulf of Riga is approximately 16,300 km². Also... More »
Biological corridorLast Updated on 2013-05-08 at 04:40
Biological corridor is the designation for a continuous geographic extent of habitat linking ecosystems, either spatially or functionally; such a link restores or... More »
CetaceansLast Updated on 2013-05-05 at 18:41
Cetaceans are marine mammals within the order of Cetacea, which includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Unlike pinnipeds, these species spend their entire lives in aquatic... More »
CarnivoreLast Updated on 2013-05-04 at 14:17
The term carnivore is used in a variety of ways. The general ecological definition of a carnivore is an organism that feeds on animals, as opposed to feeding... More »