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Literature


The following links are a compilation of sites used to gather information for the website. Many of these sites are not based in Virginia so it is important to make sure that any recommendations are compatible with Virginia Law.

 

 

Identification
  • Bat Conservation International
    BCI's mission is to teach people the value of bats, to protect and conserve critical bat habitats, and to advance scientific knowledge through research. All this while using a win-win beneficial solution that will benefit both bats and people.
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
    is a nonprofit membership institution whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.
  • Google Images
  • USGS Patuxent Bird Identification Information Center
    Photographs, songs, videos, identification tips, maps, and life history information for North American birds.
  • Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Since its establishment in 1936 as the nation's first wildlife experiment station, the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has been a leading international research institute for wildlife and applied environmental research, for transmitting research findings to those responsible for managing our nation's natural resources, and for providing technical assistance in implementing research findings so as to improve natural resource management.
  • Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information System
    The VAFWIS is a Database of the most current and comprehensive information about all of Virginia's Wildlife resources.
  • Virginia Herpetological Society
    Organized in 1958, the Virginia Herpetological Society brings together people interested in advancing their knowledge of Virginia's reptiles and amphibians. The VHS encourages scientific study of Virginia herpetofauna and its conservation. Education continues to be an important society function.

Legal

Management

Diseases

  • Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety
    The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario, which serves to support the vision of eliminating all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.
  • The Merck Veterinary Manual
    is the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information.
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the State's natural resources for current and future generations."
  • NBII Wildlife Disease Information Node
    WDIN is a collaborative project working to develop a Web-based monitoring and reporting system to provide state and federal resource managers, animal disease specialists, veterinary diagnostic laboratories, physicians, public health workers, educators, and the general public with access to data on wildlife diseases, mortality events, and other critical related information.
  • New York Wildlife Damage Management Unit
    This site contains the electronic version of a training manual created by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Cornell University.
  • Southeast Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (Univ. GA)
    The state-federal cooperative structure of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) is the most cost-efficient means of providing high quality wildlife disease expertise to State and Federal Agencies responsible for this nation's wildlife and domestic livestock resources.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
  • USGS National Wildlife Health Center
    The NWHC provides information, technical assistance, research, education, and leadership on national and international wildlife health issues.
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
    APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants.
  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
    to manage Virginia's wildlife and inland fish to maintain optimum populations of all species to serve the needs of the Commonwealth; to provide opportunity for all to enjoy wildlife, inland fish, boating and related outdoor recreation; to promote safety for persons and property in connection with boating, hunting and fishing.
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
    your connection to Virginia's land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We help people improve their lives by providing research-based educational resources through a network of on-campus and local Extension offices and educators.
  • Virginia Department of Health
    Several different areas of VDH are dedicated researching diseases, monitoring their occurrences, and educating the public about preventing and controlling common and rare diseases.
  • World Health Organization
    The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.