|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.
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.
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.
Patuxent Bird Identification Information Center
Photographs, songs, videos, identification tips, maps, and life
history information for North American birds.
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.
Fish and Wildlife Information System
The VAFWIS is a Database of the most current and comprehensive
information about all of Virginia's Wildlife resources.
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.
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.
Merck Veterinary Manual
is the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal
- 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."
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.
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
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of
animals and plants.
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
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.
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
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