Trade bans can work. In the short term, they can provide breathing space for species in sudden and immediate danger, so that the drivers of trade can be identified and remedial actions implemented. This can be the case where the volume of trade is so large and the velocity so high that a trade ban… Continue reading Wild Cats overview
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. Originally published on www.jamesswan.com. All across North America, millions of men and women are making plans for hunting this fall. The right gear, places, scouting, etc. are all important, but there is one other area of preparation that should also be part of your planning – people who are opposed… Continue reading Minding Hunters and Hunting
By Kirsten Conrad. Originally published on Tropical Conservation Science. Abstract Since CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) ratification 40 years ago, trade bans have emerged as a principle conservation tool for endangered species. While trade bans have been successful in helping to stabilize populations of certain species, evidence… Continue reading Trade bans: a perfect storm for poaching?
Introduction Few needs in life are more essential than health care. Everywhere in the world, people desire access to effective medicines, hospitals and care providers so that they can live long and healthy lives. On average, Americans spend over $7,000.00 on health care each year, while Europeans spend around half this figure. To put this… Continue reading Rational Use: Traditional Medicines and Bear Farming in China
Editorial Wild tigers were supposed to have been put on the path to recovery in 1993 when trade in tiger products was banned. However, the numbers of wild tigers in its entire range, have continued to fall sharply, leading some experts to voice the opinion that the measure has failed. The big question of how… Continue reading Tiger Conservation: Itʼs Time to Think Outside the Box