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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

Emotions And The Ethics Of Consequence In Conservation Decisions: Lessons From Cecil The Lion

Though the conservation community has long premised its moral foundations on consequentialist thinking and has embraced a dualistic worldview severing reason from emotion, the conservation community has erred by failing to address—or even acknowledge—the limitations of these fundamental tenets. This … read more

Changes In Attitudes Toward Animals In The Us From 1978-2014

More than three decades ago, Stephen Kellert surveyed N3000 Americans to gain a better understanding of their attitudes toward wildlife. We used a web-based questionnaire to survey a nationally representative sample of 1287 U.S. residents, replicating 26 single-item measures of … read more

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