IWMC’s Opinion published in the Straits Times Forum

A ban on grizzly bear trophy hunt has led to a boom in the predator population

Matt Simmons is a writer and editor based in Smithers, B.C., unceded Gidimt’en Clan territory, home of the Wet’suwet’en/Witsuwit’en Nation. After travelling and adventuring across the top half of the province for several years, writing on conservation, cultural heritage and the joys of backcountry exploration for numerous magazines and newspapers, he settled in northwest B.C.

Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

The value of “interrupting the supply chain” for wildlife products is not necessarily positive from the perspective of conservation.

Makuya’s inspirational fight to save its hunting culture

Conservation perspective – part 2

Conservation perspective – part 1

Colonialism: More present than ever


Report on the Transplantation Project of Precious Corals in Japan SUMMARY In response to growing evidence of the effects of climate change and to address the increasing demand for better management of the harvesting and conservation of precious corals around the world, this report takes a look at efforts being made in respect of precious… Continue reading PRECIOUS CORAL SUSTAINABILITY


Use Prudently the Authority That Comes With Your Job

Use Prudently the Authority That Comes With Your Job A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Nevada, and talked with an old rancher.He told the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.”The rancher said, “Okay , but don’t go in that field over there….”, as he pointed out the location.… Continue reading Use Prudently the Authority That Comes With Your Job