Conservation is not about striking a balance between people and nature, it is about putting people first and managing natural resources responsibly for the benefit of humanity.
Integrating Wildlife, Markets and Conservation believes that wildlife species should be conserved, ideally through integrating use and protection from the outset. Or at second best we should use protective measures designed to produce the abundance which will in time allow Wise Use.
Our aims are to:
Develop conservation measures that support the sustainable use of wildlife species on land and water.
Ensure that conservation mechanisms and the wildlife trade protect and respect the livelihoods, lifestyles and rights of rural, aboriginal, coastal communities and all other groups or individuals who consume or interact with wild species and their derivatives.
Protect the sovereign rights of independent states in their conservation efforts. And their right to seek national benefit from national wildlife assets.