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Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management 2004-2013

  • Author(s): Vantassel, Stephen M.
  • Hygnstrom, Scott E.
  • Curtis, Paul D.
  • Smith, Raj
  • et al.
Abstract

The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management (ICWDM, at http://ICWDM.org) has been a pioneer in providing research-based information on wildlife damage management via the Internet. In the 2002 edition of the Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference, Virchow and Hygnstrom summarized the activities of the ICWDM from 1996 to 2002. Several changes occurred in the ICWDM from 2003 to 2013. In 2013, the ICWDM received nearly 2 million visitors from 215 countries. Based on a survey of online respondents, we conservatively estimate that the ICWDM saves nearly $17 million in resources annually. We anticipate continued growth of the ICWDM, including expansion of social networking and increased curriculum development.

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