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The Problems We Face

Most wildlife conservation problems arise where the opportunity to recover is denied, either because entire habitats are being irrevocably transformed or because excessive wildlife harvesting cannot be controlled. Or simply because hunting and non-hunting conservationists are fighting each other with both sides faltering, when they should be acting in unison.

As long as anti-use outrage dictates the morals of conservation policy in public perception and bedevils pragmatic anthropocentric wildlife conservation practices, irrational poll politics carries the day. Politicians unfortunately tend to respond better to perceived majority opinion. And here lies the root of the problem. It has nothing to do with science or logic, but with ‘who’ has captured the public attention, and, ‘who’ has failed to show pro-active leadership.

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