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Santiago, Chile - What Really Happened At CITES COP 12

Written By John J. Jackson III, Conservation Force Chairman & President
(posted December 2002)
 
The 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was held the first two weeks of November in Santiago, Chile. The Convention regulates all trade of wild species the Parties list. There were 60 listing proposals and 68 other items on the agenda. On balance, the meeting was a win for the forces of protectionism. Whale shark, basking shark, big leaf mahogany, bottlenose dolphin, over a dozen turtle species, reptiles and other animal and plant species were listed. The elephant proposals of Zimbabwe and Zambia were completely defeated. The conditions on future sale of stockpiles of ivory are the most restrictive in history.

Fifteen hundred (1,500) delegates from 160 party nations and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) attended the meeting. Conservation Force had a team of three people. Our top gun was Conservation Force Director James Teer, Ph.D. Dr. Teer has 50 years of expertise, and he has been on Conservation Force’s Board of Directors since it’s inception. He is the retired Chair of the Department of Wildlife Management of Texas A & M University; Past President of The Wildlife Society; and recipient of the prestigious Aldo Leopold Award. Chrissie Jackson, Secretary of Conservation Force, registered as a member of the press for access to materials and press conferences not open to attendees.

The Game animals directly at issue at this conference were African leopard, Pakistan’s markhor, all species of bear, all Asian big cats, Saiga antelope and the elephant populations of five African countries.

African Leopard: The Parties eliminated the long-standing requirement that African countries with leopard quotas annually file a “special report” on their leopard trade, in addition to their regular “annual report” specifying all other CITES trade. The “special report” has been a duplication of the regular “annual” report information. In the past, some countries have failed to file their “special” reports in a timely manner, which has resulted in their exports of leopards being temporarily suspended.

Tanzania Leopard: The Republic of Tanzania doubled its leopard quota from 250 to 500 per year after an exemplary presentation made by Tanzania’s Director of Wildlife, Emmanuel Severre. Per annum, the Tanzanian government derives about 10 million US dollars in direct revenue through game fees, trophy fees, conservation fees and observer fees from safari hunting.

The Director also stressed that the historical leopard listing records of CITES reflect “that the leopard is in no way endangered” in Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Hunter questionnaires are given to tourist hunters for the Tanzania Director’s Review. The opinion in 90 percent of the hunting blocks was that the quota should be increased.

Tanzania played an obvious leadership role at this conference. They competently spoke up with conviction, and they participated in all the important working groups formed to hammer out Resolutions, Decisions and Proposals.

Pakistan Markhor: Several modifications were made to the Pakistan markhor quota resolution that was adopted at COP 10. Most significantly, the quota was increased from six to 12 per annum. Pakistan authorities urged the Conference to either eliminate their quota, or to double it. They reasoned that the existing quota resolution limited their trade to six, which is too few animals to support their markhor conservation program over the long term. They would rather chance separate non-detriment findings of the importing countries than be limited to a quota of six established by the Conference as a body. Their 2002 markhor population survey demonstrated that the populations are stable, or are continuing to increase. More promising, additional tribal communities want to create hunting-dependent conservation programs, which in turn can grow other markhor populations and benefit even more tribal people. The quota increase passed by consensus, but during the debate the US delegation expressed concern that it was improper to make a “snappy decision” to increase the quota. Yours truly intervened in the debate to remark that the “real conservation issue and success of the world-renown program is at risk because some major importing Parties are not permitting hunters to bring their markhor trophies home.” I did not name the US, but the same US Fish & Wildlife (USF&WS) officials who argued that the quota increase was too “snappy” have not approved markhor trophy import permits pending since 1999. Obviously four years is too “snappy” too!

Even the reason for the delay within the USF&WS is being withheld. Recently, the USF&WS responded to a Conservation Force Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) we filed to monitor the many permits that have been pending too long. To our surprise, key decisional parts of the markhor documents were not produced. We have had to file an appeal.

In a press conference hosted by CIC, the Pakistan Director responded to our questions. “It is too low a quota, not too high a quota, that most threatens the markhor…. Markhor survival is dependent upon a hunting program that generates revenue, bears the costs and creates the community’s conservation incentive…. Markhor conservation can be expanded to other areas if there is a higher quota…. There are now 12 to 13 communities that desire a hunting-based program, but there has only been a quota of six animals, so it has not been possible.”

In the past two years, the quota of six animals has not been taken because of the holdup in import permit approvals by the USF&WS. That, no doubt, is because some markor are listed as “endangered” under provisions of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). They were listed as “endangered” in 1975 when the Anti’s petitioned to list all CITES Appendix I species as “endangered.” A downlisting petition that the USF&WS found “warranted” is still pending.

The Pakistan authorities explain that there are two kinds of markhor, the straight-horned (Suleiman) and the flare-horned. The straight-horned are “endangered” under the ESA, but not the flare-horned. The markhor in the famous Torghor Hills Region in the Torghor Conservation Project (TCP) are of straight-horned variety. In documents provided in response to Conservation Force’s FOIA, the Division of Scientific Authority states that the “trophy hunt for straight-horned markhor (and Afghan urial) has been an integral part of TCP since its inception” because the funds it generates run the project and benefit the local people that support it. Without the TCP, markhor and urial almost certainly would be extirpated from the Torghor Hills in the foreseeable future.” Conservation Force maintains that the USF&WS should permit trophy imports of the straight-horned, as well as the flare-horned markhor.

The ESA provides that the USF&WS “may” grant import permits if the imports will “enhance” the survival or restoration of the species in the wild. ESA implementing regulations provide that the USF&WS “shall” process such permits. The Pakistan authorities promised to furnish Conservation Force a list and map distinguishing the different tribal areas and the type of markhor in each. We will publish that when it is provided to us. If you want a copy of the latest USF&WS internal position on the different subspecies of markhor contact us for a copy of their FOIA response.

Saiga Antelope: Conservation Force and Houston Safari Club were cited for their sponsorship of the Saiga Antelope Workshop in Kalmykia in May 2002. That workshop resulted in a Conservation Action Plan for the species, as well as kept it off of the proposal list for Appendix I this time. If the plan from the international workshop is not implemented in a timely fashion, the antelope will no doubt be listed on Appendix I. All commercial trade has already been halted at the recommendation of the Animals Committee. Special thanks is due to Dr. James Teer of Conservation Force for helping organize and for attending the workshop.

Asian Big Cats: The Conference adopted a special program for greater protection of the “big cats” of Asia. This is an effort to carry over the extraordinary measures that have been adopted to protect the tiger at recent Conferences. World Wildlife Fund International (WWF) was behind this effort and was lead by Susan Lieberman, who headed its CITES effort at COP 12. Susan is a former Chief of the USF&WS’s Division of Scientific Authority. Before that, she led Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) CITES Program. WWF played a leading role at this conference in all protection efforts, from listing sharks to opposition against ivory trade. We are watching this closely, for we expect protectionists to attempt to extend it to Africa and all the “big cats” of the world in the future. All cats are already on Appendix II of CITES.

Bears: The longstanding bear Resolutions were basically carried over to the next Conference. Emphasis was placed on the need for nations with bear trade to ensure that they have legislation and adequate law enforcement to protect bears and eliminate bear bile trade. The renewed Resolution expressly included the US and Canada as major bear trading parties. The Resolution at the last meeting, COP 11, clarified that state and provincial legislation would suffice since the US and Canada have the largest bear populations and most successful bear conservation in the world.

African Elephant: The Conference began early for the African elephant range nations. They held “The African Elephant Dialogue Meeting” in Santiago the week before the COP. Denis Koulogna Koutou, the Cameroon Director of Wildlife chaired the meeting of the 24 African elephant range nations. The Dialogue is important. It is resulting in far greater elephant conservation. This was the fifth Dialogue meeting.

Five African nations proposed the sale of their ivory stockpiles, Botswana, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Three of their proposals were conditionally approved, Botswana’s, Namibia’s and South Africa’s. The proposals of Zambia and Zimbabwe were rejected. Any representation that this move constitutes a reopening of the ivory trade is agenda-driven or reckless. Large-scale commercial ivory trade is not even being discussed, only government sale of stockpiled ivory of known origin. Most of the ivory is from natural mortality, and some small part is from problem animal control. Moreover, no country is considering culling for the purpose of ivory trade. Four of the proposals, all but Zambia’s, included requests to continue to export sport-hunted ivory. That part of the proposals was not challenged and is carried over from earlier annotations to the conditional Appendix II listing of elephant in Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and RSA. Zambia does not want trophy hunting of elephants at this time, even though elephant trophy hunting is a major generator of funds in other countries. It is the largest revenue producer in Botswana’s safari industry, for example, and in Zimbabwe’s CAMPFIRE Program. Ivory policy in Zambia has been greatly influence by the David Shepard Foundation over the past decade. That group has been buying and burning their ivory.

The CITES Secretariat summarized the amended proposals that passed thusly: “Today’s agreement requires any future one-off sale to be supervised through a rigorous control system. The sales cannot occur before May 2004 to provide time for the baseline data to be gathered on population and poaching levels and for the CITES Secretariat to verify and register the existing stocks. The Secretariat must also confirm whether any potential buyers can effectively regulate their domestic ivory markets and thus are eligible for importing the ivory. The aim of these controls is to prevent any illegal ivory from entering into legal markets and to discourage an upsurge in poaching. Another protection built into the system is that trade can be suspended if either an exporting or an importing country is found to be in non-compliance. In addition, trade can be stopped if there is any evidence that trade is leading to increased poaching in other regions of Africa. Two monitoring systems that have been established to track the illegal killing of elephants and illegal sales of ivory will be critical to ensuring that countries relying on tourism are not harmed by sales from countries that also rely on trade.”

The conditions imposed on ivory trade were made more stringent at this conference. For the first time, even the US voted in favor of two of the proposals because it “raised the bar” for good conservation. It is important to understand that the drive for trade of the naturally occurring stockpiles of ivory is driving far more conservation than would otherwise be entertained. Kenya claims it is causing the “rape” of its women by poachers and that the monitoring programs being created will cost more than the limited trade of stockpiles will generate. In reality, even Kenya and India’s elephant populations are growing. Moreover all revenue from stockpile sales is dedicated exclusively to elephant conservation and community benefits. Community benefits are widely thought to be an integral part of elephant conservation. An underlying concern is the “signal” trade sends to poachers (“signal effect”), and the monitoring and control of any secondary impact from the signal. There is no question that elephant populations are generally still increasing. Those in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are not endangered by trade. The primary concern has become what effect the one-time stockpile sales will have on other populations in jurisdictions less able to control poaching.

The proposals of Zimbabwe and Zambia were rejected. Though Zimbabwe’s elephant remain on Appendix II, it can’t sell any of its ivory stockpile in May 2004. Zimbabwe did not get the necessary two-thirds vote because of concern over its economy and potential collapse of its government. Its elephant have increased from 67,000 in 1997 to 89,000 in 2002. In absolute numbers, this is the third largest number of elephants in the world, behind Botswana and Tanzania.

Zambia’s proposal had the least support, but still garnered a majority though not the required two-thirds vote. Its elephant population may actually be one of the few that is decreasing. Zambian representatives argued they badly need the revenue to turn the decline around. Perhaps it does.

Quotas: The most important matter at the meeting were three separate items introduced by the US and Germany concerning quotas for Appendix II species. Those items applied to what are called non-detriment findings, which must be made before any animals on Appendices I & II can be exported. Germany wants authorities in importing countries to establish and regulate those findings, rather than authorities in the exporting countries. A similar proposal was also suggested to the USF&WS by animal rights organizations here in the US who are opposed to trade. This kind of secondary review nearly stopped the import into Europe of grizzly bear trophies from British Columbia this past year, and has stopped the export of bobcats from the US in the past. If the three items had been accepted as proposed, it could have caused the greatest impediment of trade ever, including trophy trade. Conservation Force led the opposition to these items. We succeeded in getting on the “Quota Working Group” created to resolve the contentious issues. It was like walking in front of a train, but we stubbornly prevailed. We know well the impossibility of some criteria for making non-detriment findings from the elephant, leopard and polar bear initiatives. The elephant suit I filed and won more than a decade ago arose when the USF&WS substituted its criteria and made its own biological findings, rather than accepting the exporting country’s findings.

Tanzania was the only other tourist hunting interest on the working group. Tanzania was “absolutely against” the German and US proposal. Some organizations skirted the controversy on the basis that they supported “good science.” That position can be taken in just about any issue, of course. In fact, the issue was the respective role of the Parties. Now that the Quota Working Group has reformed the item, it really is about good science. This conflict between the roles of the exporting and importing Parties is as old as CITES and will arise again. The elephant trophy import lawsuit arose out of that conflict, as did the white rhino suit. You can trust Conservation Force to be there and represent your interest. - John J. Jackson, III.


For more information on Conservation Force and/or the services available through Jackson’s alliance with The Hunting Report, write:

Conservation Force
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Suite 1045
Metairie, LA 70002.
Tel. 504-837-1233. Fax 504-837-1145.
E-mail: cf@conservationforce.org
Web: www.ConservationForce.org




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


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
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