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The Reality Of The Elephant In Zimbabwe

By Andrew Dawson, Zimbabwe Professional Hunter The elephant of Zimbabwe are at a crossroads as a species. His long-term survival is being decided by a seemingly endless, but generally miss-guided cast of politicians, government officials, animal rights groups. The majority are well meaning, but hopelessly miss-informed and often purposely miss-led masses that drive policy via [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Big Game, Conservation in Action, Elephant, Hunting, We Hunt For Life|0 Comments

WSJ Op-Ed: Hunting Can Be Good for Lions and Elephants

By Terry L. Anderson and Hannah Downey This article was featured in The Wall Street Journal this morning, November 29, 2017. The debate about hunting lions and elephants has just come roaring back. Earlier this month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted a ban on importing lion and elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. [...]

TALKING POINTS IN SUPPORT OF ELEPHANT TROPHY IMPORTS FROM ZIMBABWE AND ZAMBIA

John Jackson of Conservation Force has developed a list of talking points related to the elephant import situation. This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the facts on this issue.   ELEPHANT TROPHY IMPORTS HAVE NEVER BEEN “BANNED,” AND THE POSITIVE ENHANCEMENT FINDINGS ARE BASED ON THE BEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION RECEIVED [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Conservation in Action, Elephant, Hunting|0 Comments

Grizzly Reunion Brings Both Hope and New Challenges

The Greater Yellowstone ecosystem now boasts a healthy population of over 700 grizzly bears, which is a steady improvement from the population of 150 that warranted official endangered status in 1975. However, new growth brings new challenges. While the number of individuals has increased in the Yellowstone area, the gene pool remains limited. Genetic diversity [...]

Secretary Zinke Announces the Creation of the International Wildlife Conservation Council

Original Press Release Link Here WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the creation of the International Wildlife Conservation Council. The Council will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior. It will focus on increased public awareness domestically regarding conservation, wildlife law enforcement, and economic benefits that result [...]

Good News: Investing in Conservation Makes a Difference

Conservation news can be depressing with yet another new species heading toward extinction seemingly every week. Does any of the money and effort for biodiversity actually save anything? The short answer is yes. A recent study published in Nature verified that biodiversity was threatened less in countries that spent more money on conservation efforts. For [...]

DSC Supports EPA Action To Rescind Pebble Veto Due To New Mine Plan

DSC agrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settlement with the Pebble Partnership that rescinds its 2014 “Proposed Determination.” This step will not guarantee or prejudge a particular outcome, but allows the operator of the mine to present a plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and undergo a rigorous environmental, economic and [...]

Update on Domestic Rhino Horn Trade in South Africa

Opinions on the domestic rhino horn trade legalization in South Africa continue to make headlines as legal auctions commence. The breeder with the largest number of rhinos, John Hume, legally obtained permits to hold the first online horn auction in late August. As the auction open date approached, Hume had to involve the higher courts [...]

National Survey Highlights Significance of Hunting, Fishing

In 2016, 101.6 million Americans age 16 and older enjoyed some form of fishing, hunting or wildlife-associated recreation. That’s 40 percent of the U.S. population. The economic contribution of those activities was $156.3 billion. That’s 1 percent of GDP. In other words, one out of every 100 dollars produced from U.S.-made goods and services was [...]

Why We Hunt

Hunters hunt for adventure, to connect with nature and for the benefits it brings to wildlife through Sustainable Use Conservation. To learn more about why We Hunt for Life, visit dscf.org.

By |September 14th, 2017|Big Game, Conservation in Action, From the DSC Newsroom, Hunting, News|0 Comments