CITES Recognizes Hunting is a Conservation Tool

Today, October 4, at the 17th Conference of the Parties in Johannesburg, CITES adopted a formal position on hunting trophies. The resolution recommends that countries fulfill certain standards and procedures – many of which have long been practiced by the hunting community – when deciding whether to issue export and import permits for hunting trophies …

Fencing: Helpful or Harmful?

Fencing places physical barriers, usually wire, across large areas to keep animals in and “nuisance” animals out.  A number of protected areas in Africa are partially or completely fenced, and communities are evaluating the potential benefits. The basic logic of fencing sounds ideal, but many conservationists differ in their range of support. Over the past …