North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: Empowerment and Exclusivity Hinder Advances in Wildlife Conservation
Serfass et al
NAM as a hunter/hunting-focused form of wildlife conservation serves to empower hunters and marginalize non-hunting wildlife conservationists in decision making pertaining to wildlife policy, ultimately hindering development of a more holistic, progressive form of wildlife conservation.
Hunting never saves the targeted species. Overlooking the role of regulation in hunting programs weakens inference about successful conservation interventions and misguides policy.
Treves et al / Reprinted with permission
Study unveils new findings that challenge the widespread assumption that wildlife management in North America is science-based.
Artelle et al
Borg et al
Vucetich et al
Implications of Harvest on the Boundaries of Protected Areas for Large Carnivore Viewing Opportunities
Borg et al
Ausband et al
Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive steroids than wolves with lower hunting pressure
Bryan et al 2014
The hunting of cougar caused depredations to increase
Peebles et al
Washington State University researchers have found that it is counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying on livestock. Shooting and trapping lead to more dead sheep and cattle the following year, not fewer.
Wielgus et al
Meta-Analysis of Relationships between Human Offtake, Total Mortality and Population Dynamics of Gray Wolves
Hunting affects wolves more strongly than expected
Creel et al
Hunters of wolves showed little inclination to conserve wolves
Treves et al
November 25, 2009