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Values, Trust, And Cultural Backlash In Conservation Governance: The Case Of Wildlife Management In The United States

The global rise of populism is having a profound effect on policies across many issues. We explore the potential effects on wildlife conservation using the western United States as a case study. Global populist trends have been explained through the … read more

Extinguishing a Learned Response in a Free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

A free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), habituated to human presence (the author) on Ellesmere Island, Canada, learned to anticipate experimental feeding by a human, became impatient, persistent, and bold and exhibited stalking behaviour toward the food source. Only after the … read more

2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation National Overview Issued August 2017

The National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation reports results from interviews with U.S. residents about their fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching. This report focuses on 2016 participation and expenditures of persons 16 years and older. However, in addition … read more

Where Can Wolves Live and How Can We Live With Them?

In the contiguous 48 United States, southern Canada, and in Europe, wolves (Canis lupus) have greatly increased and expanded their range during the past few decades.They are prolific, disperse long distances, readily recolonize new areas where humans allow them, and … read more

Don’t Forget To Look Down – Collaborative Approaches To Predator Conservation

Finding effective ways of conserving large carnivores is widely recognized as a priority in conservation. However, there is disagreement about the most effective way to do this, with some favoring top-down ‘command and control’ approaches and others favoring collaboration. Arguments … read more

Predators and the Public Trust

Many democratic governments recognize a duty to conserve environmental resources, including wild animals, as a public trust for current and future citizens. These public trust principles have informed two centuries of U.S.A. Supreme Court decisions and environmental laws worldwide. Nevertheless … read more

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