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Wildlife Facing Floods

Natural disasters can be problematic for wildlife, as mentioned in an earlier post. The good news is that ecosystems and populations are resilient in the face of these catastrophes. In Kaziranga National Park in India, water level rose ten feet in about 12 hours one day this August. Documented animal death toll is reaching 400. [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Animal Attacks

The Cute, the Comical and the Deadly Human-wildlife encounters flood news outlets around the world almost every day. Wild animals attack unsuspecting pets in the backyard, havoc breaks out at a wildlife park or dangerous animals attack villagers in Africa. One week, someone may spot a dangerous animal doing something cute, but the next week, [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

Department of Interior Making Moves To Protect Hunting, Wildlife

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently illustrated his commitment to preserving hunting heritage for generations to come. He declared his pursuit of expanding access to hunting and fishing as one of his top priorities. By increasing opportunities for families to enjoy public waters and lands, Zinke believes he is also maximizing the opportunity [...]

Malawi: Positive Signs Emerge from Conservation Efforts

On August 2, the largest elephant translocation in Malawi’s history was completed. Since the beginning phase in July 2016, 520 elephants were moved 375 miles with a goal of alleviating conflict and pressure in an overpopulated area and reintroducing elephants in an area where the population had been decimated by poachers. African Parks, the organization [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Conservation in Action, From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

DSC: Corey Mason Hired As New Executive Director

After an exhaustive search from a qualified pool of applicants, the search committee recommended Corey Mason for the position of Executive Director of DSC. On August 9, the DSC Board of Directors approved the recommendation, and Mason has accepted the offer. A Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Mason was Regional Director of Texas Parks and Wildlife in [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|From the DSC Newsroom, News, Press Release|0 Comments

Anti-Poaching News Updates

More Funding, Stricter Punishment and a Call To Do Better World Ranger Day is a yearly acknowledgment on July 31 in appreciation for all the dedicated work and lives lost to protect wildlife and wild places. On July 26, U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Thomas F. Daughton announced a N$23 million Combating Wildlife Trafficking Grant from [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hunters and Wildlife Researchers Work Together

No one wants to end up like one of the bizarre cases on a medical mystery show – with dozens of tiny, white worms living in your body. And no quail wants to be a living space for parasites either. But, for several birds in South Texas, this is their reality. Their bodies are full [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAPHA Press Release – Lion Hunt Campaign

NAPHA recently released their statement on the hunting of lions. "It is rather a shame that the Namibian public, by choice, would preferably support one animal instead of its National Policy in encouraging balanced land use for ALL Namibians." For the full statement, please follow the link below. NAPHA Press Release - Lion Hunt

By |August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

South Africa: Solutions for Rhino Poaching Met with Confusion, Opposition

As legalizing the domestic rhino horn trade advances in South Africa, rumors and false reports are clouding the facts of this difficult issue, causing much frustration for those who believe a legal trade will save the rhinos. To combat the rumors and false reports, the Environmental Affairs Minister recently clarified what the legalization of the [...]

By |July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Sense, Science Is Foundation of Lion Conservation

Last week, a collared lion was tracked and shot by a professional hunter (PH) and his client near Hwange National Park. The animal was well outside the confines of the park, and was hunted in a fair-chase, ethical manner. Upon discovering the lion was a research subject, PH Richard Cooke, a DSC member, retrieved the [...]