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UK Meetings Focus On Hunting/Conservation

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


Two successive meetings were held in October at the Zoological Society of London that scientifically examined recreational hunting as a conservation tool and the development of hunting tourism to better serve wildlife conservation and the image of hunting. Both were epic meetings that should bring tourist hunting to a new level of recognition and broaden its use for resource conservation. Never has there been such a gathering of scientific experts focused on the positives and negatives, problems and solutions of tourist hunting. In both academia and the scientific arena, recreational hunting is on the radar screen as a force for conservation.

 The first meeting was entitled Recreational Hunting, Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Science and Practice. It was a symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London and organized by the Sustainable Use Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission. The IUCN is the largest and most respected conservation organization in the world. It was primarily funded by Conservation Force, Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club International and Sand County Foundation. The International Council of Wildlife and Game Conservation (CIC) and its Commission on Sustainable Use helped initiate and organize the symposium. The two-day program showcased the foremost hunting-based conservation projects in the world which were presented by their scientific heads. It included scientific authors of studies on the impacts of tourist hunting as well as the benefits. Leading animal rights groups were even invited to grill the speakers. There were more than 25 speakers and 230 attendees.

 Every agenda item is worthy of a book if not a set of books. Several issues stand out. There was a numbing realization at one point that the best models demonstrating the best practices in the world, such as the markhor in Pakistan and the wood bison in the Yukon, are not sufficient to overcome the inflexible US Endangered Species Act and internal CITES regulations of the USF&WS. The best programs with the very best practices in the world go unrewarded and are actually held-at-bay by regulatory mechanisms and administrative practices of some regulatory agencies. It seems that best practices and science are not enough.

 Two studies recently cited against trophy hunting were largely refuted in the question-and-answer sessions that served much like on-the-spot peer reviews. One was the Ram Mountain Study that is cited as the basis for concern that trophy hunting can cause genetic degradation. The presentation, but primarily the questions, brought out the fact that the area was not even trophy hunted (it was a subsistent hunt) and that the short-term drops in sheep body weight, horn size and offspring followed a period of overpopulation and habitat degradation. Those drops persisted when hunting was closed. Moreover, there is no shortage of well-documented instances where managing for trophy sheep hunting increased body size and horn size, and improved the population. The study is an anomaly. 
The misunderstanding arising from the Hwanke National Park Study on the impact of trophy hunting on lions was also cleared up in the questioning. It is a relatively dry lion habitat with a low-carrying capacity for lion prey. More significantly, females were on the quota and the local community had literally killed every lion that stepped out of the park for decades. That illegal removal of lion was far more significant than the regulated hunting offtake but was not even factored into the report analysis. With the institution of more governance, the lion population has almost doubled, so hunting is soon expected to be reopened.

 The second meeting was a closed workshop of the Sustainable Use Specialist Group of IUCN and select experts, including yours truly of Conservation Force, were called on to explore possible “Standards and Certification for Recreational Hunting.” What can be done to make a better case for hunting as a conservation tool and improve public perception and acceptance of hunting? One possibility is the development of conservation codes, like existing codes of ethics, at all levels from clubs to governments. The formulation of “best practices”, standards and a certification system as well as practical principles and guidelines were all considered. No conclusion was reached.

 Hunting is a classic form of sustainable use. We are now partnering with the scientific community to initiate a process to be even more effective, recognized and accepted in a world where many view hunting suspiciously because killing seems incongruous and because of the inevitable bad practices of some.

 With these two meetings, we’ve begun to take hunting to a new level in academia and the world conservation community. Conservation Force has had a significant role to play in the evolution of all of this and will be in it for the duration. All possible support is necessary, appreciated and tax deductible. Send tax deductible contributions to Conservation Force at P.O. Box 278, Metairie, Louisiana, 70004-0278, USA. – John J. Jackson, III.


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New Court Ruling Impacts Non-residents

Another nonresident rights case has been decided in the federal court system. In August, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied the State of Minnesota’s suit against the state of North Dakota. This suit focused on the rights of nonresident private landowners and landholders as distinguished from nonresidents that don’t own the property being hunted on. The panel upheld the lower court dismissal of the state-against-state challenge, but on different grounds than the lower court.

 We’ve reported on this suit before, but the change in judicial reasons warrant coverage here. It was a challenge of North Dakota’s exclusion of non-residents the first week of waterfowling season and an eight-fold increase in non-resident waterfowl license fees. North Dakota exempted residents and any members of the resident’s family residing with the resident from licensing on land they own or lease. Nonresident landowners are not accorded the same exemption. That discrimination against non-resident landowners raised different issues that set this case apart.

 The panel held that the dormant Commerce Clause claim was constitutionally moot because of the Reaffirmation of State Regulation of Resident and Non-Resident Hunting and Fishing Act of 2005, Section 6063 of House Bill 1268, attached to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 signed into law on May 10, 2005. It noted that courts have disagreed on whether restricting non-resident hunters violates the Commerce Clause, but made it crystal clear that its decision did not decide the merits of that legal dispute over the dormant commerce claim. Congress has expressly conferred the authority to discriminate upon the states, which moots that issue. The court said “Minnesota modeled its dormant Commerce Clause claim after Conservation Force… We have no doubt Congress intended Section 6036 to apply here. Section 6036 arose in response to Conservation Force, Inc. v. Manning, 301 F:3d 985 (9th Cir. 2002),” so the case was moot.

 Minnesota argued that Congress did not follow the regular legislative authorization process by attaching Section 6036 (Reid Bill) to an important appropriations bill. Therefore, it argued, the Section only provided a “temporary measure that lasted for one fiscal year, at most.” That argument is bolstered by the fact that Section 6036 has not been codified in the United States Code. Without deciding that issue, the court stated that the “argument loses force where, as here, the disputed section does not relate to appropriations and spending, which generally occurs in a fiscal cycle. However, we need not decide today whether Section 6036 will forever preclude challenges to restrictions on non-resident hunting under the dormant Commerce Clause. It is sufficient for this court to determine its application to this litigation.” The issue whether the Reid Bill died after one fiscal year was not decided.

 The court then turned its attention to the distinct claim that non-resident landowners were provided protection from discrimination under the Privileges and Immunities clause claim that had been added to the complaint by amendment after the passage of Section 6036. The court denied this added claim on the basis that private property rights are a matter of state law and in North Dakota hunting is a privilege not a right that passes with ownership under property law as such. “The Privilege and Immunities Clause protects property rights…however (the cases) do not establish hunting constitutes a part of the bundle of property rights accompanying the ownership or lease of land.” The panel of judges reasoned that the discriminatory “statute does not discriminate against non-residents (land holders) with respect to a fundamental right existing in property. Rather, it discriminates against non-resident participation in recreational hunting, which the United States Constitution does not protect under Article IV section 2.”

 With this case, another door has closed on non-residents, but a footnote of the panel leaves one unanswered question:
“As stated in the opinion, we did not address the merits of Minnesota’s dormant Commerce Clause claim because of the mootness “safe harbor” resulting from action of the United States Congress. The application of the “safe harbor” for the future also has not been reached. In light of the uncertainties, the state officials in Minnesota and North Dakota may well consider discussing the issue and seeking a satisfactory resolution, rather than litigating further.”

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Mongolia: Monument To Argali Erected In Ulaanbataar


Rick Taylor’s Argali monument, King of the Altai, was erected and unveiled on September 16th. The life-size monument stands in the park before the Natural History Museum in Ulaanbataar, the capital of Mongolia.

 It stands as a symbol of the greatness of the mighty Altai argali, the world’s largest sheep. It is one more monument by Rick Taylor deifying a game species that we hunters care so deeply about. Like his other sculptures it makes a statement in a centralized public place to educate the public and share our amazement for the animals we pursue.

 The monument was a joint project of Rick Taylor, Conservation Force, Mongolia Travel USA and the Mongolian authorities. Conservation Force helped promote the monument and acted as the nonprofit charitable recipient of most of the contributions for its creation and placement. In return, part of the funding has been dedicated to Conservation Force’s argali conservation projects. The first of those projects is our effort to downlist the argali in China from “endangered.” The second is to fulfill the conditions of the “special rule” that regulates the importation of argali trophies from the countries where they are listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. That project will eliminate the necessity of obtaining a trophy import permit from the USF&WS before importation. Third, the funds will also help our efforts to fend off the tactics of anti-hunters who are trying to eliminate hunting of argali.

 We are pleased with the extraordinary people and organizations that came together to support this effort. They all share equally in this success. The monument has a large cast-bronze plaque entitled King of the Altai that pays tribute to the supporters and patrons listed. They are:



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
May USFWS Implements Catastrophic Suspension of Elephant Imports from Tanzania and Zimbabwe
May Letter to USFWS from Robin Hurt
June First Formal Action on Elephant Import Suspension Taken by Conservation Force
July Import Permits Issued for Sulaiman Markhor of Torghar Project
July Trophy Definition to Again Include Worked, Manufactured or Handicraft Items
July Comments Opposing Zimbabwe Elephant Trophy Import Suspension
July USFWS Produces Letter of Inquiry to Tanzania on Elephant Populations
August Status of Elephant Import Suspensions for Zimbabwe and Tanzania
August The True Status of White Rhino Populations
August Win the Wild, A Fictionalized Account of How South Africa Reclaimed Its Wildlife Heritage
September Final Zim Finding: Most and Best Available Information Ignored
October Dateline: Africa: Facts About Elephant Enhancement in Tanzania
October Tanzania: Elephant Up, Poaching Down
October CIC Caprinae Atlas of the World Available in USA
October Memorial Donation
October What Listings the Protectionists Want at the Next CITES CoP
November Conservation Force & Partners Refute Negative USFWS Enhancement Finding on Zimbabwe Elephant Trophy Imports
November USFWS Rejects Request for Reconsideration of Tanzania Permit Denials
November Revealed: USFWS “Information” that “Poaching Levels are Increasing” in Zimbabwe are Merely News Articles and Anecdotal Reports
November ESA 12-Month Finding and Proposal to List all Lion as Threatened
November Founding Conservation Force Board Member Donald Lindsay Passes
November Dateline Pakistan: USFWS Special Rule Downlists All Straight-Horned Markhor to Threatened
November The Role of Trophy Hunting in the Downlisting of Straight-horned Markhor


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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