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CONSERVATION & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Suing to protect valuable wildlife


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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.

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Counting Sheep: Research pioneers promising new wildlife survey method


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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.

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Elephants are thriving in Namibia


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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). 

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Conservation versus profit: South Africa’s ‘unique’ game offer a sobering lesson


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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“).

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Scimitar Horned Oryx—Five years on


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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.

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