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Namibia’s Statement on the Hunting of a Problem Elephant

For the Namibian Ministry of Environment & Tourism's full response, follow the link here.

By |July 8th, 2019|Elephant, wildlife|0 Comments

MEMBER ACTION ALERT: WE NEED YOU HR 3055

Yesterday, Rep. Vern Buchanans offered an amendment to HR 3055, which contains the Interior appropriations bills. The amendment would ban funds to issue permits for the import of legally hunted elephants or lions from Tanzania, Zimbabwe or Zambia. We urge you to contact Rep. Vern Buchanans office at 202-225-5015 and request that he withdraws the amendment. Below [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|From the DSC Newsroom, lion, News, wildlife|0 Comments

An open letter from the APHA President

"With all the recent hype surrounding trophy hunting, the most important conservation consideration to discuss has unfortunately been sidelined by a torrent of emotionally charged rhetoric from both sides. That consideration should be the final outcome that trophy hunting has on a population in an area and what happens to that wildlife population and its [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|News, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Junior Duck Stamp Winner Named

Nicole Jeon’s acrylic painting of a harlequin duck took first place in the 2019 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. This 16-year-old’s work will don the 2019-2020 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to support educational programs and activities that nurture our next generation of sportsmen and women and conservationists. Jasmine Kang’s wood duck painting [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

Old Wild Dog Research Disproved

For 25 years, researchers have been blamed for the disappearance of wild dogs in the Serengeti National Park (SNP). Called “Burrows’ Hypothesis,” a 1991 study attributed a common research technique of handling wildlife to the demise of the dog population. Since all the dogs were gone, there was not enough data to prove or disprove [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

No More Delays: Rhino Poachers Sentenced

After almost a decade of delays in court, three rhino poachers were officially sentenced by a court in South Africa this March. In August 2009, several park game rangers set up a roadblock after hearing gunshots. Shortly after, three men were stopped, and promptly arrested, after the rangers and Anti-Poaching Unit found a rifle, two [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

The Courts Talk Elk

Wildlife Officials Take Back Management The legal red tape has been lifted for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to dictate elk hunting permits and restrictions as they see fit. The current regulations called for a specific population count and permit number, which the officials believe is not the only threshold required to properly [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

Two Years Later: Mongolian Antelope Still Struggling

In 2017, the goat plague rattled the already endangered Mongolian subspecies of the saiga antelope. In the wake of the virus, initial numbers were estimated at 7,500 remaining antelopes after the deaths of 2,500 individuals. You might remember this DSC News Center Article or reading it in a spring 2017 DSC Publication. But after all [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

Trends in Wildlife Web Searches

Any other data lovers out there? Out of almost 40,000 different animal and plant pages on Wikipedia representing 52 taxonomic classes and 1,611 families, about 10,000 of them show repeating patterns in page searches every year. The data confirms that human interest in different species follows the species’ seasonality, especially in insects and flowering plants. [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife|0 Comments

DSC Call To Action: The Chance for a New Beginning in Botswana

DSC Members,As many of you may have heard or read, the government in Botswana is considering a substantial reform to the country’s wildlife management policy. Included in the reform is the re-opening of hunting on government lands and the re-opening of elephant hunting. The former administration ended Botswana’s long and storied history of wildlife management [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Elephant, Hunting, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments