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View Resource Nature: American Eagle

With its bold beak and talented talons, the bald eagle is perhaps one of the best symbols of the United States of America. Recently, the Nature program on PBS created this documentary to profile this majestic animal. Visitors to the site can watch the program in its entirety, leave their own comments, and learn about bald eagles' evolutionary ancestors. That's not all, as visitors can also look...

View Resource The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List of Threatened Species conveys information about plant and animal species on its website, and is regarded as "the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species." Visitors will find that the website is divided up into the seven categories they use to...

View Resource An Exploration into Niche Competition and Population Ecology: A Case-Based Biology Lesson Plan

In this case-based learning activity, students will: investigate whether there are any possible long-term solutions to restoring woodpecker numbers and demonstrate why these solutions may be successful; devise a plan to collect data on nest cavities, woodpeckers, and starling density along the Arkansas River; and devise a plan to determine starling numbers at a local feedlot.

View Resource Endangered Species Act (ESA)

U.S. Code Title 16, Chapter 35 -- Endangered Species for protection of threatened fish, wildlife and plants, provided through the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute.

View Resource NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life

NatureServe Explorer is "a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada." NatureServe Explorer offers a quick and convenient way to get detailed information on the conservation status, geographic distribution, taxonomy, and natural history for species of interest. NatureServe Explorer, a combined...

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