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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 36 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1989
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Corporations bringing American-style industry into developing countries should also bring environmental precautions. Pollution frequently becomes a volatile political issue in developing nations, but with proper planning and a higher level of responsibility, industry can prosper without polluting.
In North Carolina, wildlife can carry diseases such as rabies, tularemia, and Lyme disease. There are no easy solutions to dealing with wildlife diseases, but we can reduce the impacts on wildlife in some cases by actively managing the habitat and populations.
Last summer, fires destroyed a portion of Yellowstone National Park. Studies are assessing the effects of the fires on big game winter range within the park boundaries and how the loss of that habitat will affect bison, elk and other large ungulates.
Jetties at Oregon Inlet are designed to provide a stable navigation channel for boat traffic, mitigate shoreline erosion, and enhance economic development. Opponents to the construction, however, believe that the jetties will increase erosion rates and land loss.
Wildlife species have adapted many strategies to survive the cold and snow, but the key to winter survival is the food supply available to them. Winter is also nature’s way of culling the weak animals from the population to maintain health and resilience.