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Mozambique Elephant Trophy Import Permit Applications Denied

Written By John J. Jackson III, Conservation Force Chairman & President
(posted September 2006)
 



After six long years, the USF&WS has finally acted on all of the outstanding elephant import applications from US hunters who have taken elephant in Mozambique. The Service has denied them all after an incredible delay. The reasons for the denials are even more disappointing. They are the worse we have seen in 15 years.

Nine applications that were filed between 2000 and 2005 were denied. There may be others that were not directly represented by Conservation Force. It is imperative that any applicants that we do not know of and already represent contact me immediately so that we can include them in the request for reconsiderations and appeals as necessary. All services are provided free and as a public service of Conservation Force.

It is necessary for the Division of Management Authority and the Division of Scientific Authority to each separately approve elephant trophy import applications. The Division of Management Authority decides if the hunting "enhances" the elephant population under a special rule of the Endangered Species Act because it is listed as "threatened". The Division of Scientific Authority determines if the "purpose of the import" is not detrimental to the species because of its CITES Appendix II listing. Both divisions decided unfavorably. In our opinion, neither determination was legal, or in the best interest of the species.

The denials confirm our suspicion that the Service is not trying and would prefer that new areas not be opened. Administrations come and go, but the service just gets worse. Here are the facts, you be the judge.

First, there have been five reasons for the six years of delay, and they all rest on the shoulders of the Service. For the first two years, the service did not begin the processing of the permits because they said it was a "low priority".

Much later, we were told that the hold-up was that the Service was waiting on a reply to a letter of inquiry they had sent to the Mozambique authorities. The Mozambique authorities repeatedly searched but could not find any such letter. When we made repeated attempts to get a copy of the alleged letter, it was discovered that no such letter existed. After 1½ years, the process had not been initiated.

Only after we filed a letter of grievance with the Director of USF&WS was a letter of inquiry sent to Mozambique. The Mozambique authorities quickly responded, so we waited again for the USF&WS. The Service sent a second letter inquiring further about a few of the 51 points they raised in their first letter. We were not told of the second letter or sent a courtesy copy.

After more delay, we learned of the second letter, but Mozambique said it had answered all inquiries. We could not help the authorities find it until we had a copy. When we finally got a copy of the letter to give to Mo- zambique, they said that it was already answered. Their reply had been given to the US Ambassador in Mozambique as is the practice with foreign correspondence, but the USF&WS claimed not to have received it.

The authorities in Mozambique knew they had already answered the letter, provided another copy of their response to the Service and the permit process finally began. All of the information had been supplied in the original permit application and was referred to in each of the subsequent applications. The Service said it most certainly would not grant any permits if the foreign country authorities would not correspond with them directly. The Service has never communicated to any of the applicants that it needed or desired more information of any kind whatsoever. Nevertheless, under the law, it is the applicants, not the export country that must furnish the information.

In another new protocol, the denials state that the applicants can’t submit any additional information in the reconsideration process. That statement directly contradicts regulations required to be attached to the denials which explain the applicant’s right to reconsideration and that it should include "any new information or facts pertinent to the issues". This is very important because neither the Service nor the applicant can know what additional information is needed when the permit is filed. The Service decides that while making the review when the permitting is for a new hunting destination such as Mozambique. These illegal "catch-22’s" are certainly not making it easy for applicants. These denials are part of a bigger problem that is growing worse. No permits of any new destination of any kind have been issued in more than 6 years and the improved permitting policy promised and adopted during my leadership of SCI a decade ago are little known or shelved documents gathering dust. The reasons for the denial are even more disappointing than the laissez- faire process has been. The Division of Scientific Authority examined the biological status and management information to determine whether the "purpose" of the imports would be detrimental when the "purpose" is not a biological consideration. This is contrary to the intent and spirit of CITES and specifically Resolution 2.11 (Rev.) adopted at COP 9. Under CITES, the biological and management review is intended to be made by the exporting, not the importing country. Worse than that, the Service second guessed the exporting country incorrectly.

The Service’s denials state that "there is apparently no scientific basis upon which these quotas have been established each year and the actual elephant population in Mozambique is currently not known." To the contrary, there is no scientific basis to deny the permits. First, the elephant hunting areas have been surveyed - even in part with USF&WS funding. There was only a nominal quota of ten elephants for 1999 through 2004. Seven of the nine permits denied were taken when there was only an annual quota of ten and only a fraction of those ten were actually allocated. The quotas served as a maximum number to be allocated. If all had been taken in one hunting concession, it would have been less than one percent of the surveyed population estimates in any one of the hunting areas. Moreover, the wildlife authorities did not allocate the possible ten. They allocated no more than one or two per block per year. For example, in the first year only two were allocated for the entire country. There is no scientific support for the view that the taking of two bull elephants in a year is biologically significant! The failure to make a non-detrimental finding is incredulous.

The Service also did not find that the hunting "enhanced the survival of the elephant in Mozambique," Yet it stated that a program "that would provide local communities with a stake in the management and conservation of elephant" could be enhancement. That is exactly what exists in Mozambique. The elephant were taken in project areas established at the cost of millions of dollars in which the entire trophy fee goes to the local villages. The Service neglected to even acknowledge the existence of letters from the village chiefs and the articles and reports of the project authors. The hunting areas are modeled after CAMPFIRE and were established by the Chairman of the Regional Sustainable Use Specialist Group of IUCN, Brian Child. It is a model communal based natural resource management plan.

The reasons for the denials are rambling and confusing, but the salient points are most conspicuous for the information ignored. In one instance, the service states that "there is no information to show what measures, if any, were being taken to deal with human-elephant conflict, to reduce poaching and illegal take, or to maintain wildlife populations." That is exactly what Mozambique’s written National Elephant Management Strategy explains it expects and intends from tourist elephant hunting. The delay and denials of these permits are in direct conflict with the strategy drafted and being implemented in key areas of Mozambique.

We’ve not filed any import applications from Niassa Resrve area, though we are in the process of doing that now. No permit from Niassa has been filed, so none have been denied. In 2005, the Mozambique quota was increased from 10 to 40, primarily to incorporate the Niassa Reserve. We are filing import permits for the Niassa Reserve Area which is a model project in Northern Mozambique that relies heavily upon elephant hunting. There, the elephant population is documented in bi-annual surveys to be increasing and the area has an intensive management plan addressing all of the issues through safari hunting.

So what do we do now? Conservation Force will ask for reconsideration of these permits and take this matter all the way. We will consult the top elephant experts in the world to re-educate the Service. The processing and denials of the permits leave no question that there are underlying problems within the USF&WS divisions that conduct permitting. Absolutely no one other than Conservation Force is doing this work to expand hunting destinations and to employ hunting to save the game, people and places we all care so very much about. When things get tough, we have to get tougher. Please help support Conservation Force by making a tax deductible contribution to Conservation Force at 3240 S. I-10 Service Road, W., Suite 200, Metairie, LA, 70001-6911.



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New Law Limits Income Tax Deductions for Trophy Donations

Congress has enacted a "Special Rule" to limit the amount of income tax deduction a donor can claim for donation of hunting or fishing trophies. The new law limits the valuation "basis" to the costs of the taxidermy regardless of the real value.

The "Special Rule" governing the tax deductibility of charitable contributions of trophies is part of a charitable tax reform package that was tacked onto the Pension Protection Act of 2006, HR4. It passed the House of Representatives and was then adopted by the Senate verbatim. It has an effective date provision that specifies it "shall apply to contributions made after July 25, 2006."

There is no denying that the "special rule" is considered reform legislation to correct perceived abusive tax practices. It is part of a larger reform package, follows some well publicized hearings and IRS has been targeting trophy donation deductions for more than a decade. In many audits, IRS has been zeroing deductions for trophy donations and assessing as much as 200 percent penalties. IRS has not even allowed the costs of taxidermy in many of its audits, so in that narrow sense, this new special limitation is a gain. The exaggerated advertising claims of at least one well known appraiser have been repeatedly cited and used against the hunting community. Those misrepresentations have been so bold as to paralyze the hunting community from defending donation practices. Outrageous advertising claims of some appraisers invited Congressional review, made trophy donations a reform target, and made it hard to defend. This may have been one of those instances in which some in the hunting community are its own worse enemy.

There was a growing perception of abuse. One advertisement suggested that you could hunt again with the income tax savings from your trophy donation. That implied that you could hunt forever for free by donating your trophies each time. To the contrary, the courts have generally not accepted the costs of even one hunt as the valuation basis of mounts even if you went on five hunts to take the animal and it was the world record. Moreover, tax savings are not dollar for dollar. Because taxes are only a percentage of your income, you must donate or give more value than you gain to get the relatively smaller income tax savings.

The new limit is rather severe considering the true value of some trophies such as a record whitetail deer, mounts of rare and even extinct species, and the high cost of replacement in some instances. The cost to shoulder-mount a markhor and an impala may be the same but their real values are not the same. Now, the tax deductions for a donation of the two will be the same for each (presuming the two shoulder mounts cost the same)

The new rule is not a challenge to taxidermy as such because it fully recognizes the cost of the taxidermy. No matter how elaborate the taxidermy, that cost is now recognized but the greater value of the finished work is no longer valued, as are other forms of art (Pub. 561). This reflects the longstanding argument that IRS auditors have made to courts with varying, limited success that the costs of replacement, cost of acquisition, cost of the underlying hunt for the trophy is not the value of the trophy, rather it is the value of the total hunting service. IRS experts have repeatedly argued that the individual hunter has gotten his money’s worth from the hunting experiences and the trophy is incidental. The cost of a hunt is the cost of the hunt, not the value of the trophy.

The valuation of trophies has been difficult as well as controversial. Normally, the "market value" at the time that a donation is made is the amount of the allowable income tax deduction. When an item such as a work of art is unique and there is no established market value, the courts have taken into consideration everything that has bearing upon its true value. IRS has used law enforcement agents as experts to cite low black market values of illegal contraband as well as junk dealers, flea market prices, and forced bankruptcy and succession sale prices. Donors and their appraisers have argued that those are forced, not "fair" market values or even the market in issue. Before you can appraise something you must first determine which market. Museums, educational and scientific markets are higher-end markets and legally the only markets relevant. These differences of view have raged for years in courts.

The "special rule" at first appears to put an end to the valuations dispute but, on closer examination, not in all cases. Though the "special rule" fixes the amount of the deduction for trophy donations to the costs of the taxidermy, this limitation only applies to two classes of donors. The rule only applies to donations of mounts from the person who mounted the taxidermy (we presume that means the taxidermist) and to the individual person who paid for the mounting (presumably the hunter who is believed to have already gotten value from the hunt himself). As such, it may not apply as a limit to heirs of estates and other third persons, such as those who buy an already mounted trophy at full value and then later decide to donate it to a qualified charitable institution.

One inequity to limiting the "basis" to the taxidermy costs is the fact that the rule only applies to valuation for income tax purposes, not valuation for inheritance tax purposes, which are governed differently. Although, you can no longer deduct your trophy donations for their "fair market" or "unique" value, your estate will be taxed at their real value.

There is another tax rule that must be considered that may make the cost of taxidermy limit even more unfair. Taxidermied mounts, like other property, can decrease in value through wear and tear, use and aging. The cost of taxidermy is only the tax "basis," not the deduction. The basis of property that has decreased in value has to be adjusted. If the market value is less than the original taxidermy cost because of its condition, you can only deduct the lower amount. (IRS Publication 551, Basis of Assets). This is an existing separate rule that does not appear directly in the new special rule for taxidermied mounts. The staff report explaining the Pension Protection Act of 2006 does state that donors’ deductions will now be limited "to the costs of the taxidermy or the fair market value, whichever is less".

Here is the new legislation:

SEC. 1214. CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS OF TAXIDERMY PROPERTY.

(a) Denial of Long-Term Capital Gain. Subparagraph (B) of section 170(e)(1) is amended by striking ‘or’ at the end of clause (ii), by inserting ‘or’ at the end of clause (iii), and by inserting after clause (iii) the following new clause: "(iv) of any taxidermy property which is contributed by the person who prepared, stuffed, or mounted the property or by any person who paid or incurred the cost of such preparation, stuffing, or mounting,’.

(b) Treatment of Basis. Subsection (f) of section 170, as amended by this Act , is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ‘(15) SPECIAL RULE FOR TAXIDERMY PROPERTY.’(A) BASIS. For purposes of this section and notwithstanding section 1012, in the case of a charitable contribution of taxidermy property which is made by the person who prepared, stuffed, or mounted the property or by any person who paid or incurred the cost of such preparation, stuffing, or mounting, only the cost of the preparing, stuffing, or mounting shall be included in the basis of such property.

‘(B) TAXIDERMY PROPERTY. For purposes of this section, the term ‘taxidermy property’ means any work of art which— ‘(i) is the reproduction or preservation of an animal, in whole or in part, ‘(ii) is prepared, stuffed, or mounted for purposes of recreating one or more characteristics of such animal, and ‘(iii) contains a part of the body of the dead animal.’ (c) Effective Date - The amendment made by this section shall apply to contributions made after July 25, 2006. – John J. Jackson, III.



Conservation Force 2014
2014
January Firestorm Email Attacks by Media and Antis
January CIC Milan 61st General Assembly/Crime Summit
January USFWS Re-Notices Proposed ESA Downlisting of Markhor
January Markhor Import Permit Appeal
January Hunter Proud Foundation & Osprey Filming Company
January Intervention in Latest Three Amigos Suit
February Antis’ Antics Have Perverse Negative Effect on Rhino Conservation
March Speech Upon Receiving the Houston Safari Club International Hunter of the Year Award
March Hunting: A Great Debate
April Illegal Wildlife Trade and Poaching
April Conservation Force Solves Liberia Trophy Import Problems
April Elephant Hair and Skin Bracelets Importable
April Conservation Force First Quarter 2014 Report


Conservation Force 2013
2013
January US Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 90-Day Finding on ESA Listing for African Lion
February Why Hunt Wild Cats: Arguments Previously Made By USFWS and African Nations
March World Conservation Force Bulletin Enters Its 18th Year
March Mozambique and Cameroon Hippo Trade Suspended by CITES
March Final Findings of National Survey Reports A Record Number of Big Game Hunters
March 2012 Zambia Elephant Trophy Imports Approved
March On Receiving The Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award
April A CITES CoP16 Report: Key Wins, Some Losses for the Hunting Community
April What Was Truly at Stake with the Polar Bear Proposal
May USFWS Grants First Black Rhino Import Permit
May Evaluating Namibia’s Rhino Program
May Rhino Populations Grow Despite Poaching
June CIC General Assembly Adopts Recommendations for African Lion and White Rhino
June Double Quotas Not Yet Resolved in USA
June Equal Allocation of New Mexico Nonresident Licenses for Rocky Mountain and Desert Bighorn Sheep, Oryx and Ibex Challenged Again
June Wood Bison Cases Still in Court
June Black Rhino Public Education
July USFWS Denies Petitions to Remove Private, Captive Populations of Species from ESA: Scimitar-horned Oryx, Dama Gazelle and Addax Denied
July Polar Bear Litigation Developments
July Finally, All Gray Wolves Proposed for Removal from ESA
July Status of the Petition to List the Lion as Endangered: African Lion Workshop
August Court Turns Deaf Ear to Polar Bear Enhancement Permit Applicants for Gulf of Boothia
August Newly Published Monograph on Hunting & Conservation
August Family Hunts Under One License are Illegal
August Wildlife for the 21st Century, Volume IV
September Downlisting of Straight-Horned Markhor Delayed; USFWS to Issue Revised Proposed Rule to Reclassify Species Under ESA
September New Trophy Seizure Issues Arise
September New Mexico Nonresident Terk Case Revving Up
September Polar Bear Listing Now Before US Supreme Court
October US Fish & Wildlife Lists White Rhino as Threatened
October Two Articles on Black Rhino Trophy Imports
October Defense of Terk Decision Needs Support
October Two Colorado State Senators Recalled for Passage of Firearms Restrictions
October Cheetah Numbers Increasing
November US Supreme Court Denies Polar Bear Writ
November Court Should Hold Feds Accountable for Questionable ESA Listing
November Succession and Development: “What will We Do When You are Gone?
November Black Rhino Auction: A Dream Come True
December Unintended Consequences May Arise from Presidential Executive Order to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
December The Crush: Whose Ivory was Destroyed and Will It Truly Curtail Poaching?
December Climate Change Used to Reopen Wolverine Listing Proposal
December Conservation Force Wins FOIA Suit for Records Revealing Why USFWS Stalled Markhor Downlisting
December Suit Threatens Three Amigos Permitting Process; Conservation Force and Allied Organizations to Intervene


Conservation Force 2012
2012
January HSUS Threatens Conservation Force’s Asian Projects and Partners
January Markhor III Suit Filed to Compel 12-Month Downlisting Finding
January Serious Irregularities in Administrative Records and Scientific Findings
January Can You Offer for Sale or Sell an “Endangered” Listed Species Without a Permit?
February Conservation Force Partners with SAVE Valley Conservancy
February New Mexico Further Restricts Nonresident Hunting
February An Open Letter to Ranchers and Hunters of ESA Listed Exotics in The US
March Trophy Seizure Threat Reaches New High; USFWS Conduct Reaches New Low
March Some Court Success in Seizure Cases
March New Study Quantifies the Importance of Lion Hunting
March Onsite Report: The Etosha Meeting of African Lion Working Group
March Conservation Force Legal Action Update
April USF&WS Proposes New CITES Regulations
April Update on Three Amigos: Dama Gazelle, Addax and Scimitar-horned Oryx
April CF Board Members Selected To Important IUCN Posts
April Help Needed For Conservation Force Intern Program
May Wood Bison II Litigation Successfully Concluded: Court Overturns USFWS Enhancement Permit Denials
May Markhor III Suit Settled
June Dr. James Teer, Founding Member of Conservation Force, Dies
June Canadian Wood Bison Downlisted! Trophies Now Importable
July National Fish & Wildlife Conservation Congress in Canada
July Hunting for an Acceptable Image: Building Public Acceptance for Sustainable Use of Wildlife
July USFWS Considering Positions for CITES CoP16
July Antis Again Challenge “Trophy” Definition
August Promising Polar Bear Developments: Scientists Stand Corrected
August Last Brief in Markhor I Suit Filed
August Power Outages – Shortfalls
September Success! USFWS Proposes the Downlisting & Importation of Torghar Markhor Without an ESA Import Permit
October The National Survey Shows Increase in Hunters and Big Game Hunting
October South Africa’s Protected Area Act of 2003 Hurts Wildlife & Habitats
October CIC President Bernard Lozé: “Banning Lion Hunting Endangers The Survival of Lions in the Wild!”
October Update on Our Freedom of Information Act Suits
November CITES CoP16 Proposals Published: White Rhino, Polar Bear, Elephant, Pyrenean Chamois, Leopard Permits
November Remarks of Deborah Lyons, Deputy Head of Mission, at the Inuit Delegation - Polar Bear Reception at Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C., September 20, 2012
November 3 Amigos: USFWS Makes 90-Day Finding to Review Downlisting Those Species in USA
November PH Stu Taylor Recovery Fund Established
December Worked Elephant Ivory Tusks Not Importable: US Court Holds Import Violated Four Laws and Orders Forfeiture of Zimbabwe Elephant Tusk
December Waning Status of Hunting-Based Conservation in Botswana: Latest Developments
December Bill Poole Enshrined Into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame


Conservation Force 2011
2011
January Court Rules No Fees Due in Permit Cases
January Delays & Revelations In Wood Bison Suit
February A Step-by-Step Guide On Who Is Responsible For What
February Billy Ray Parnell Purple Heart Program
March Wood Bison Initiative Enters Final Stage
March Lead Issue Taken to Court
March Both Markhor Cases Moving Forward
March Zambia Initiative Success
April Africa: Antis Petition Listing Of African Lion on ESA
April Success in Iran
April Scientists Recant Tipping Point Theory That Doomed the Polar Bear
April Plains Bison Listing Petition Denials
April The Osprey Filming Company
May Special Coverage On Polar Bear: Sustainable Use On Trial
June Special Coverage On Elephant Imports: Challenging The USFWS Definition of “Trophy”
July USFWS Makes Positive Markhor Finding
July New Eruption Atop Mountain of Seizures
July USFWS Enforces Validation Requirement On CITES Permits
July Pakistan Export Permits Don’t Have a Validation Section
August US District Court Denies All Challenges to Listing the Polar Bear as “Threatened”
August Permit Exclusions Eliminated for “The Three Amigos”
September Important Developments at 25th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee
September Abusive Use of Polar Bear Drowning Misinformation
September Cheetah Import Permits Denied Again
October Special Coverage: Getting To The Root Of The Trophy Seizure Crisis – The History and Genesis Of The Problem
November District Court Denies Relief In Zambia
and Mozambique Elephant Import Suits
December Success! Zambia Elephant Import Permits Issued By USFWS
December Update on Seizure and Forfeiture Crisis


Conservation Force 2010
2010
January Special Report: Addressing The US Trophy Seizure Crisis
February Federal Court Rules Hunters’ Interests In Trophies Not Legally Protected
March CF Creates Permanent Litigation Division
March Special Report: Conservation Force Chairman Receives International Statesman Award
March Briefly Noted
April Conservation Force Institutes Industry-Commercial Services Sponsorships
April Briefly Noted
April Dr. Dale Toweill Joins Conservation Force Board of Advisors
May Special Report: Focus On CITES CoP15
June 57th CIC General Assembly: Expanding Scope, Participation & Influence
June Briefly Noted
July The Supreme Court Invalidates Overly Broad Cruelty Law In Light of the Acceptability of Hunting
August Status of Wood Bison Suits Against USFWS
September The Important Historical Role of Hunters To Both Public and Private Land Conservation
September Pakistan: New Markhor Down-listing Petition Filed
October CBD Pushes To Ban All Lead Ammo & Fish Gear
November Important New Development in Trophy Seizure Crisis
November Anticlimactic Polar Bear Court Hearing
December A Tool For Lion Hunters: The Pocket Guide To Aging Lions
December Polar Bear Listing Cases Status
December St. Petersburg Hosts 58th CIC General Assembly


Conservation Force 2009
2009
January 2008 In Review Bio-political Developments
February Crisis Over Trophies In Transit Resolved
February Two Important Legal Actions
March Lion Campaign Kicks Off In The Nick of Time
March Polar Bear Update: Law Suit Sets New Precedent On Listings
March Briefly Noted
April "Challenges and Solutions for the Conservation of Lions and Other Large Carnivores in Sub-Saharan Africa" February 17th-18th Maroua, Cameroon
May Trophy Seizures & Forfeiture Crisis: Problems and Resolutions
May Briefly Noted
June Cheetah & Black-faced Impala Permits Denied
June Briefly Noted
July National Action Plans Save Lion Initiative
July Briefly Noted
August Tanzania To Enforce Age Limits On Trophy Lions
August Three Antelope Case A Win For Conservation
August Briefly Noted
September The Unrealized Potential of Conservation Hunting
September North America: Latest Developments On Polar Bear
October Mozambique: Niassa Elephant Trophy
November Africa: Suit Filed Over Zambia Elephant Import Permits
November Arctic: USF&WS Proposes CITES Uplist Polar Bear
November Polar Bear Lawsuits Challenging the Listing Decision
December Special Report: African Lion Spared the CITES Axe, For Now
December Bill Poole: “A Lion of a Man”
December Special Report: CITES Proposals for CoP15, March 2010


Conservation Force 2008
2008
January CITES: Trophy Importation Crisis Averted For Now
January Polar Bear Developments
February Conservation News Developments
March Breaking News On Argali Draws
April Polar Bear Decision: Some Thoughts About That Continuing Delay
April CAMEROON: All About The New CAMNARES Program
May Conversation Force to Intervene
May Briefly Noted
June Polar Bear Listing: Assessing The Impact And Mapping A Way Forward
June CITES: Trophy Importation Crisis Averted For Now
August Update On Kashmir Markhor
August Polar Bear Imports: Immediate Ban Upheld
August A Word About The Bob Kern Trial
September Study Analyzes Work Of NGO’s In African Wildlife Conservation
September Tanzania: Elephant Permit Crisis Averted
September Briefly Noted
October New Efforts To Reverse The Polar Bear Listing
October USF&WS Seizing Some Utilitarian Trophy Items
November Nation-by-Nation Plans To Save African Lion
November Hunting For Truth: Why Rationalizing The Ritual Must Fail
November Briefly Noted
November USF&WS Trophy Regs Still Wreaking Havoc
November Leadership, People and Science
December USF&WS Trophy Regs Still Wreaking Havoc
December Briefly Noted


Conservation Force 2007
2007
January Largest Hunting Development in the World
January Philippe Chardonnet Elected to Conservation Force Board
January PHASA AGM: An On-Site Report
February Polar Bear and Trophy Imports Both In Jeopardy
March A Second Threat to Polar Bear Import
March Guide To Aging Lions Is Now Available
March Briefly Noted
April Understanding The Issues And Proposals
April Our Polar Bear Comment: A Report
June Namibia: Help Is Available On Seized Leopards
June Belgrade: All About The Latest CIC General Assembly
June Special Report: New Conservation DVD Is Getting Attention
June CITES Meeting: The Latest Developments
June What Do You Say To A Liberal Intellectual Who Has Never Hunted?
July What Really Happened at CITES COP14 In The Hague
August Markhor Import Denial Raises Big Questions
September White House Orders National Hunting Conference
October Reflections On 10 Years Of Conservation Force
October Bear Listing Proposal: USGS Releases Reports
November Petitions to Free Siezed Trophies Successful
November Polar Bear Crisis Heats Up
November Briefly Noted
December Important Development in Markhor Conservation
December A Commentary On The National Geographic Article About “Hunters: For Love of the Land”


Conservation Force 2006
2006
January Highlights of 2005
February Protectionist File Suit To List All Polar Bear Under the Endangered Species Act
March ESA Listing Pending Polar Bear Crisis Is Growing
April The Real Significance If Polar Bear Are Listed
May One Important Nonresident Rights Case Continues
June Comment On “Draft Norms & Standards for the Regulations of the Hunting Industry in South Africa
July Symposium May Affect The Future Of Hunting; Progress Reported On Black Faced Impala
August Assessing The Impact Of Interior Dept. Turnover
September Mozambique Elephant Trophy Import Permit Applications Denied
October BC Bear Report And “Stricter Domestic Measures:” An Analysis Of The Connections
November UK Meetings Focus On Hunting/Conservation
December Wildlife ‘Compact’ Has Downsides / Gala Tanzania Banquet / Last Nonresident Suit


Conservation Force 2005
2005
January The End of Nonresident Hunting Rights
February African Elephant Downlisted to Vulnerable
March Southwest Alaska Profile In Conservation
April The Truth About That Polar Bear Petition
May The Legally Structured Role of Hunting and Fishing in the US and Abroad
June Nonresidents Stripped of Constitutional Rights in Congress
July Black Rhino Hunting Development
August Elephant Hunting Is Fully Open In Zambia / Getting A Handle On “Sustainable Use”
September Russia: The “Real Skinny On That Hunting Closure
October Hurricane Katrina Threatens Conservation Force
October USFW&S Denies Permits For Black-Faced Impala
November First African Lion Workshops Are Successful; IUCN Polar Bear Listing Upgraded
December US Lists New Foreign Species As Endangered


Conservation Force 2004
2004
January Permits To Import Certain Endangered Species Understanding That Draft Trophy Import Policy Change
February Musings of an Old Hunter
March Giant Saltwater Crocodile Hunting May Open
April Who Said What: A Compendium Of Comments
May African Lion Targeted At CITES Meeting
June The Truth About Senator John Kerry
June Two Hunters’ Legacies
July Argali Suit Finally Finished: Positive Gains
July Case Study of a Man-Eating Lion Killing 35 People
September Cats/Canids Bill Introduced; NRA To Push Hunting; Important CITES COP 13 Developments
October Will Lion Hunting Survive? And More....
November What Really Happened At COP13
December More To Come On African Lion


Conservation Force 2003
2003
January On The Legal Front Gun Rights… Nonresident Permits… Trophy Imports
February Conservation of the African Lion: Contribution to a Status Survey
March A Reflection on Positive Developments
April DATELINE: WASHINGTON, DC, News Analysis, The Argali Case: Court, Hears Mongolia's Appeal
May Conservation News Briefs - A Special Tribute To Gunbearers
June What You Need To Know About Trophy Imports
July Insights From Wildlife Conflict Studies, A Different Perspective For Problem Solving
August How Many Hunters Are There, Really?
September The Antis’ Argali Suit Has Been Dismissed
October Update On The Argali Case
November The Political Future
December Antis Tell Court They Would Rather See Elephants Euthanized Than in a Zoo


Conservation Force 2002
2002
January The Truth About That British Columbia Grizzly Bear “Ban”
February DATELINE: WASHINGTON, DC - Cameroon Elephant Permits Denied
March SPECIAL REPORT - New USF & WS Director
April The Saga of the Saiga
May The Role And Value Of Hunting
June On The Legal Front Gun Rights… Nonresident Permits… Trophy Imports
July Special Report: The Argali Suit - Part I
August Special Report: A Preview Of COP 12
September Zimbabwe Hunting Will Continue – But Zimbabwe Needs You Now
October Understanding Trophy Hunting: A Powerful Conservation Tool
November London March to Save Hunting Breaks All Records
December Santiago, Chile - What Really Happened At CITES COP 12


Conservation Force 2001
2001
March Idaho Approves Nonresident Moose Hunting: A Practical Lesson In Our Democracy
April Special Report On Hunting Why We Do It; Its Conservation Benefits
May Antis Sue To Stop All Argali Trophy Imports
June The Very Latest On That Argali Suit
July Why We Hunt: - Two Important Perspectives
August The Animal Rights 2001 Conference - Terrorism And A Radical Agenda At A Hilton Hotel
September Legal Matters - Update On The Argali Lawsuit
October DATELINE: WASHINGTON Mongolia, Others Denied Role In Argali Lawsuit
November DATELINE: WASHINGTON, DC - European Trophy Crisis Is Narrowly Averted
December People And Predators. Can They Live Together?




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