Wildlife is an important part of Pennsylvania’s heritage—economically, aesthetically, and even spiritually. The conservation of this legacy is a complex and sometimes unpredictable process. A multitude of limiting factors – acid rain, habitat loss, disease and now even the wind – are threats to the hundreds of wild birds and mammals that make Pennsylvania home or pass through it in migration. The Game Commission’s Wildlife Diversity Program performs the endless job of monitoring these species that aren’t hunted or trapped. These biologists strive to help Pennsylvanians understand what is impacting these species and work with conservation partners and the public to protect them. One of the easiest ways to see firsthand what the Wildlife Diversity Program is doing for wildlife and Pennsylvania is to check out the “Illustrated Annual Wildlife Diversity Report” developed by the Bureau of Wildlife Management. The report chronicles the Wildlife Diversity staff’s accomplishments and highlights the most pressing or perplexing problems impacting nongame species.
Illustrated Annual Wildlife Diversity Reports