Help Save The Big Game By: carson votava & Cameron geiser

Nearly half of the world’s forests have been cleared, and 32 million acres disappear each year! When they vanish, so do the resources that people need to thrive and so does the habitat that wildlife need to survive.

There are many different kinds of development. There is Urban Development, Road Building, Water development, Pollution, fire suppression, forest fires, and recreation are the main factors.

With deforestation, and habitat loss, the pine beetle has caused so much damage to our forest especially in Colorado. This is a picture that I took while elk hunting up in Winter Park, Colorado. Having so many dead trees will make it eaiser for a fire to start; destroying more land.

Colorado's State data on mule deer show the statewide population has decreased from 614,000 in 2005 to 450,000 — well below the target population of 560,000.

The elk population before U.S. settlement was an estimated 10 million! Now there are an estimated one million elk around the entire world.

Some of the things that Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are doing are building overpasses and underpasses over and under roads to protect the animals from getting hit by cars. They try and build the overpasses, in the most likeely spot that the animals will cross, and where they will most likely migrate through.

Some of the things that Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are doing are building overpasses and underpasses over and under roads to protect the animals from getting hit by cars. They try and build the overpasses, in the most likeely spot that the animals will cross, and where they will most likely migrate through.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, is an organization that will help not only elk, but all species of animals thrive. They will use all donations to buy land so that it is protected from land development and make sure that there is good habitat, food, and many water sourses in dry areas of the United States.

In Colorado more tags are being given out for bear and mountian lions. This will help out the deer and elk population by having time for the fawns to grow up and have less of a threat of preadators. This will help out the deer population by having less threats to the deer, so they have a better chance of gaining in population. Colorado Parks and Wildlife are also lowering the amount of elk tags given out, to also try and help out the deer populations.

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