Iowa Wildlife Action Plan
Several important documents will guide the Iowa Wildlife Center as it fulfills its mission. They include the Iowa Wildlife Action Plan and the Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation. To learn more about these minimum standards visit our
NWRA Minimum Standards
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The Iowa Wildlife Action Plan (Plan) will be a critical document for IWC to follow and help implement as it is "a guide for the conservation of Iowa's wildlife for the next 25 years." A quick look at Chapter 3 of the Plan may help clarify the scope of IWC's mission through its explanation of the current established lists of Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). The SGCN lists in the appendices reveal 67 Iowa breeding birds, 18 migratory birds, 18 mammals and 31 amphibians and reptiles considered to have low and declining populations.
In keeping with the Plan's vision statements for the conservation of wildlife, IWC will also help keep Iowa's common species common by caring for those species we often take for granted, such as squirrels and robins.
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