Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference
Development of an Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
- Author(s): Hygnstrom, Scott E.
- Schmidt, Robert H.
- Curtis, Paul D.
- Yarrow, Greg K.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/V418110275
Information, materials, and services on wildlife damage management are available through educational institutions, agencies, and private industry, but access is highly variable, depending on the location and type of problem that exists. With the development of the worldwide web, electronic information on vertebrate pests has proliferated, but access by direct links or browsers has limitations. The authors have developed a website that· will serve as an Internet Center for information on wildlife damage management. It provides links to web-based publications, reference materials, list servers, agency and organization websites, home-study and certification programs, and information and service providers. The Internet Center will significantly increase public awareness and understanding of wildlife damage problems. It will facilitate distribution of information to the public and improve communication among resource providers. Ultimately, the Center will increase implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) practices that will lead to increased economic and environmental benefits.