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Public Preferences For Species Conservation: Choosing Between Lethal Control, Habitat Protection And No Action

Despite increasing support for conservation efforts, humans exert strong negative forces on nature and disagree over the management of these effects. Conflicts over conservation policy may reflect evolving opinions about how people ought to conserve species and whether to intervene … read more

Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up: Cryptic Poaching Slows Restoration of a Large Carnivore in Europe

Poaching is a widespread and well-appreciated problem for the conservation of many threatened species. Because poaching is illegal, there is strong incentive for poachers to conceal their activities, and consequently, little data on the effects of poaching on population dynamics … read more

When Shooting a Coyote Kills a wolf: Mistaken Identity or Misguided Management?

The recovery of wolf populations in the United States (U.S.) is hampered by ongoing human-wolf conflicts. In particular, the illegal killing of grey wolves (Canis lupus), red wolves (Canis rufus), and Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) protected under the U.S. … read more

State Overview – 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

This is the second report providing preliminary information from the 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. The first report was issued in May 2007 and presented data for the nation as a whole. This report provides information … read more

Wildlife Watching in the U.S.: The Economic Impacts on National and State Economies in 2011

Wildlife watching remains one of the most popular types of outdoor recreation in the United States. Thirty percent of the U.S. population 16 years of age and older enjoyed closely observing, feeding, and photographing wildlife (wildlife watching) in 2011. Of … read more

2015 National Park Visitor Spending Effects Economic Contributions to Local Communities, States

The National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science office in Fort Collins, Colorado, publishes a range of reports that address natural resource topics. These reports are of interest and applicability to a broad audience in the National Park Service … read more

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