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close this bookIdeas for Action : Save, Recycle and Do Not Pollute (IIRR, 1992, 146 p.)
close this folderWildlife and habitat conservation
View the documentWhat not to do with wildlife
View the documentStop wildlife trade
View the documentMonitoring for the protection of wildlife
View the documentSpecial conservation campaigns for selected wildlife species
View the documentSaving an endangered endemic bird: the case of the black shama (copysychus cebuensis)
View the documentThe making of a sanctuary: the case of the olango wildlife sanctuary (lapu-lapu city, cebu)
View the documentCreation of habitat for birds in urban and rural areas
View the documentBird-watching tips
View the documentWays and reasons for documenting wildlife species and habitats
View the documentDeveloping awareness programs for youth on wildlife conservation

Ways and reasons for documenting wildlife species and habitats


· Field Notes Recording. All observations (which include time, day and place/area of observations), like number of animals food items, foot tracts, behavior and many others, should be recorded in a small field notebook. All field notes will then be transferred to a larger but organized data notebook (also known as journal).

· Print Film Documentation. As the saying goes: "A picture paints a thousand words." Pictures depicting wildlife species and habitats can clearly catch the past, the present and the possible future scenario of the wildlife species.

· Bird calls, songs or lizard sounds, cries and howling sounds can be tape-recorded. A simple Walkman-type of sound recording can be produced.

· If available, a documentary film can be made particularly for the natural history of endangered and unique species.


· can be a good audio-visual aid for conservation campaigns;

· would allow and facilitate easier review of the behavior and biology of wildlife;

· can be instrumental in assessing the environmental make-up or conditions of a particular place or ecosystem; and,

· can depict cultural, aesthetic and historical values to local people.

Ideas for Action:

A Technology Information Kit, November 23 - 28, 1992