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The Truth: Conservation’s Biggest Weapon–Misinformation leads to devastating real-world impacts


Shutting down trophy hunting in Africa without viable alternatives—for income, land use, coexistence—would imperil wilderness and biodiversity and undermine local communities.READ MORE

Hunters and Wildlife Conservation in America–Will wildlife conservation survive the evolution of outdoor recreation?


Wilkinson, founder of Mountain Journal, and Sadler, its Washington, DC, correspondent, talk about the links between hunting and conservation in America and the impact of declining hunter numbers on wildlife management. Conservation Frontlines echoes MoJo’s sentiments in the introduction, below, about trophy hunting.READ MORE

The Story Behind Namibia’s Elephant Auction– Facts are important—and Namibian conservation could do with fewer critics and more supporters


The recent decision by Namibia to sell 170 elephants drew public outcry, confusion and unsubstantiated and accusatory media coverage. Instead of simply assuming the worst, consider history, facts and context. READ MORE

Botswana’s Varying Elephant Population(s)–The numbers are all over the place—are they being manipulated?


Botswana now has the largest elephant population in Africa. In the early 1960s, there were thought to be fewer than 10,000; by 1990, there were 50,000 elephants; by the mid-1990s, 80,000. How many are there today? The answer is critically important.READ MORE

Building Landscapes of Coexistence–Anthropogenic resistance helps determine where wildlife could safely move within a landscape


As human-dominated landscapes increasingly fragment wildlife habitats, conservation planning requires better understanding of the impact of humans on wildlife. A new concept called anthropogenic resistance has been developed to inform connectivity planning by estimating the impact of human behavior on wildlife movement.READ MORE