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The Unheard Voice

As the debate continues between the anti-hunting community and those who believe in the "Conservation Through Hunting" model, the unheard voice is the rural African who must live among the wild animals. It is these people who are most affected when politics supersedes science in the management of wildlife. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsF5Ugs_xIo

By |August 20th, 2018|Conservation in Action, Hunting, wildlife|0 Comments

Bipartisan bill would bring needed funds to deteriorating National Park Service infrastructure

This op-ed by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was originally posted here. There is no greater American tradition than fireworks on the Fourth of July. This year, as I watched the fireworks over our nation’s capital, under the illumination of the rockets’ red glare, I could not fail to notice the many monuments that [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Conservation in Action, Op-Ed, wildlife|0 Comments

Sunday Hunting Expands in Delaware

New bill addresses deer herd’s agricultural damage Last Wednesday, Delaware Governor John Carney expanded hunting opportunities in the state by eliminating restrictions on private land deer hunting on Sundays. The law, Senate Bill 198, also increases hunting on public lands by granting the Delaware Department of Natural Recourses and Environmental Control (DNREC) authority to regulate [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Conservation in Action, Hunting|0 Comments

Interior Selects Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council

Last Week, the Department of the Interior announced the newly appointed members of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council that was established in early January. The group will provide the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture with advice on incorporating wildlife and habitat conservation in existing and proposed policies. For the [...]

Secretary Zinke Proposes Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges 

This release was originally created by the Department of the Interior.  WASHINGTON – Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a proposal to open more than 248,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. Opportunities include places like Hackmatack [...]

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium Voted America’s Best Aquarium

This release was originally posted on the Wonders of Wildlife news page. Springfield, Mo. – Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has been voted America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by USA TODAY ranking the top 20 prominent institutions across North America. The nationwide recognition is the second significant [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Conservation in Action, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Idaho Moves Forward with Grizzly Hunt

The Idaho Fish and Game Department approved the first grizzly bear hunting season in more than 40 years. The quota? One bear. While this doesn’t seem like a big step, the Fish and Game officials have received a large pushback from anti-hunters. The opposition is so resilient that the officials are warning potential applicants that [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Conservation in Action, wildlife|0 Comments

Stars Align for Wildlife Conservation

What do you get when you cross astronomy with ecology? A new study reveals it just might be the solution to poaching. Scientists have been utilizing the benefits of drones to capture photos and track species from the skies. They can cover large areas of rugged, isolated terrain in short amounts of time with limited [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Conservation in Action|0 Comments

Conservation Force- Benefits To Elephant Conservation From Safari Hunting

"The primary threats to the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) are habitat loss and fragmentation, commercial ivory poaching, and retaliatory killing. Safari hunting has been generating benefits and revenues that are especially effective and unique in reducing those threats and conserving elephant. But for that legal, regulated hunting, the present status and prospects for elephant would [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Big Game, Conservation in Action, Elephant|0 Comments

Protection Extended for Bighorn Sheep Habitat

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke continues his pledge to conserve big game corridors by protecting the Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep Winter Range. The public land order that keeps the range free from mineral withdrawal was set to expire before Zinke proposed to extend it for another 20 years. This restriction keeps the largest [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Big Game, Conservation in Action|0 Comments