Habitat Restoration - Research Article from Macmillan Science Library: Animal Sciences

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The human race is in a precarious situation as a result of its exploitation of natural ecosystems. Humans must balance their current resource needs with the future land-use needs of wildlife and people. As such, it makes sense to care for habitats by reducing damage to them and restoring those that have been damaged. With careful planning, healthy habitats can be maintained for people as well as wildlife. The goal of habitat restoration is to identify disturbed habitats and restore the native flora and fauna that occur there to ensure the continued use of the land by both wildlife and humans.

Historical Background

Habitat restoration is a recent concept in human history. It began in the early 1900s with the recognition that protective measures must be given to wildlife to ensure its survival. A historical landmark is the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937, which funds wildlife research and...

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