Conservation Frontlines

Jun 18th

2021

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Cooperative Conservation–It’s what defines the hunting narrative

“There is almost nothing more integral to being human than this sharing”—of hunted or foraged food, and the cooperation behind it. Hunting stories are what we tell our friends and family about our own experiences; the hunting narrative is the collective history we tell as a broader hunting community. We can tell our hunting stories however we […]

Jun 4th

2021

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It’s About the Future—Yours, Ours & Theirs

In January, more than 50 countries—the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People; in short, HAC—announced a bold commitment: That the Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity, scheduled for October in Kunming, China, agree to protect at least 30% of the planet’s lands and oceans by 2030. Science justifies this bold 30×30 target […]

May 7th

2021

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Conservation 101: Do you know the difference between conservation and preservation?

Do you know the difference between conservation and preservation? Many people think conservation and preservation are the same thing when it comes to managing natural resources, but there are important differences between them: Conservation means actively managing land for multiple, sustainable uses according to science. Preservation is a hands-off approach—letting nature take its course, with […]

Apr 15th

2021

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Hunting, Trophy and Other–A primer for the non-hunter. It may—or may not—be what you think.

Our North American Editor’s take on a sometimes controversial subject.  Hunting comes up in so many articles in this issue that it seems appropriate to talk about the form of it that causes the most outrage among people who believe that we humans should no longer kill wild animals: trophy hunting. But there are other […]

Mar 28th

2021

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The Last Free Rhinos Part 1

The Last Free Rhinos focuses on community conservation efforts-specifically around combatting wildlife crime. Year: 2021 Producer: Namibia Nature Foundation Duration: 11 1/2 Minutes The post The Last Free Rhinos Part 1 appeared first on Conservation Frontlines. The views expressed by the editors, authors or users of this linked article are expressly theirs, and do not […]

Mar 16th

2021

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How hunting pays for African wildlife

If you want to see the difference between hunting areas and non-hunting areas in Tanzania, accompany biologist Karen Seginak and Mike Angelides of McCallum Safaris. They speak out against media attacks on hunting tourism. Year: 2021 Producer: McCallum Safaris Duration: 12 1/2 Minutes The post How hunting pays for African wildlife appeared first on Conservation […]

Feb 12th

2021

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Denizens of the Steep

This film explores the impact of backcountry recreation on migratory bighorn sheep, with professional ski mountaineer/guide Kim Havell and others discussing the importance of protecting and conserving the wild places in which we roam. Year: 2021 Producer: Zach Montes/Orijin Media Duration: 10 Minutes The post Denizens of the Steep appeared first on Conservation Frontlines. The […]

Dec 5th

2020

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The Achilles Heel of Conservation

Conservation is a global challenge and battle. Movements against climate change, plastic pollution and deforestation are on the rise. So too are ground-breaking research and futuristic interventions. And yet the natural world is still burning. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa, and this is why. I am an aspirant ornithologist and a conservation […]

Nov 21st

2020

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The Great Elephant Balancing Act

Recent research emphasized the importance of males in elephant society, findings that are now being used to batter countries in Southern Africa into changing their elephant management policies. This article reviews the scientific evidence and calls for a balanced approach that considers both humans and elephants. Elephants are amazing creatures. Besides being the largest land […]

Oct 29th

2020

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Science be Damned?

As more and more conspiracy theories dominate popular discourse on subjects ranging from conservation to COVID-19, a writer-naturalist explores some of the reasons why we frequently favor wild theories over solid facts. The coronavirus pandemic is a hoax. Global warming isn’t real. Evolution is a lie. The earth is flat . . . Such beliefs […]

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