Wildlife is valuable. When harmed, such as by commercial poaching or illegal trade, our response should be not only to punish offenders, but to seek remedies. Conservation litigation provides opportunities to secure justice for wildlife.
The Hunt Fish 30 by 30 coalition’s priorities were directly acknowledged in the Biden Administration’s report Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful—but continued dialogue with, and active engagement by the sporting community is essential.
Researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Mexico Game and Fish Department pioneered an innovative new way to estimate animal population sizes simply, safely, and affordably, with remarkable accuracy. This will help biologists around the world to confidently apply distance sampling techniques with camera trapping to estimate the population size of any wild, unmarked animal.
A veteran conservationist interviews scientists experienced in the incredibly complex (and expensive) process of counting elephants. It turns out that Namibia’s elephant numbers are several times higher than the estimates of protectionist activists (and their organizations).
Community leaders from six African countries lodge a complaint to the Charity Commission for England and Wales over Born Free Foundation’s false claims which undermine African conservation achievements.
Professor Hart’s 2017 article on conservation controversies is as relevant today as it was back then. Be it in connection with the recent wildlife policy initiatives of the South African government, the integration of rural communities into wildlife policy and management, and the formation of conservation alliances (see Conservation Frontline Editor-in-Chief’s opinion piece “Let’s Forge Conservation Coalitions“).
In part 2 of their dialogue, Wilkinson and Sadler discuss how state legislators [in the United States] are setting back wildlife conservation for grizzlies, wolves and other iconic animals.
Scimitar-horned oryx once occurred across the sub-desert belt of Africa. Now extinct in the wild due to a lethal combination of overhunting, drought and habitat loss, its reintroduction in Chad provides hope.