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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

10,000 Birds

Developed in the post-frontier era, the NAMWC helped put a stop to wanton wildlife destruction in an era where many species were being hunted and trapped ruthlessly to the brink of extinction. The system was intended as a hunter-centric model, both guided by and benefitting consumptive interests. Non-consumptive users are accustomed to hearing that conservationist hunters not only fund wildlife endeavors but were also the primaries in early North American conservation efforts.

Top 10 Endangered Marine Mammals in the World


Marine mammals play a vital role in the balance of marine ecosystems. Strong ecosystems rely on maintaining a healthy and diverse assemblage of plants and animals. Their already low numbers are decreasing rapidly, and it is likely that by 2018 the species will go extinct [3].

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Cristina Eisenberg on Large Predators, Large Landscapes and Coexistence

Nature Conservancy - Science

We had been living in Montana for a few years, and all at once wolves started recolonizing our land, moving down from the north, from Canada. I come from a ranching background and I’m also a hunter. Cristina Eisenberg. Photo: Trevor Angel.

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Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

The book introduced me to the master ginseng seeker, hunter and trapper Dersu Uzala , and to the Russian explorer V.K. I grew up in Ohio, a hunter, and always out in the woods,” he said. “I

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The return of the population bombers

Green Blog

In New York’s Times Square, members of the Committee to Defend Biodiversity handed out condoms in colorful packages depicting endangered animals, while a huge and expensive video billboard warned that “human overpopulation is driving species extinct.”. Anti-immigrant organizations in Canada and Australia have adopted the same strategy. China, Canada and elsewhere will continue burning coal, bringing us ever closer to climate catastrophe.