? asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

What is the purpose of tracking wildlife populations?

WHat are the benefits of tracking these populations?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    When you track wildlife populations you can tell if the population is getting too high thus there could be sick and starving animals, they could be killing off another population that they prey on or they could begin to move into human neighborhoods. IF they are a dangerous animal this is vital information. It also tells you if you need to have an added hunting season (like for white tailed deer) to prevent animals starving and more deer/car accidents.

    If the population is too small then you can get an early warning that the species may be becoming endangered and need to be protected or start an in captivity breeding program in order to repopulate. Some animals (like frogs) can tell us about our environment. They are the first to suffer when there is a problem with polution in the area. The frog population will drop and/or you will begin to see more mutatations among those who do develop into adult frogs. So keeping track of their numbers and their health tells scientists how our planet is doing.

  • 1 decade ago

    To know that what is the effect of all the changes in nature. Or are they going to be around or in a few years all will be gone for good. So that some steps can be taken to preserve the population of the wildlife it is important to be concern about the wildlife population steps taken to preserve them or we will lose them for ever. There are many species that are on the verge of extinction.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is done to keep in check the status of their population increase or decrease. Population decrease might be due to poaching or lack of prey. So, you won't come to know that the species are getting endangered if you do not track wildlife populations. It is important that the wildlife population is maintained as it is in nature or else you will disturb ecological balance.

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