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Antis Sue To Stop All Argali Trophy Imports

Written By John J. Jackson III, Conservation Force Chairman & President
(posted May 2001)
 
The Fund for Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Earth Island Institute, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Argali Wildlife Research Center of Mongolia and three individuals including Dr. Ronald Nowak have filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against the US Secretary of Interior and Director of US Fish and Wildlife. The suit, case number 01:813, was lodged on 16 April, 2001 in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia and allotted to Judge Kessler. The suit contains five separate claims to stop all argali trophy imports, including claims to invalidate those 100 permits that have been issued for trophies not yet imported. The petition requests the Court to uplist all argali in Mongolia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzatan to "endangered" so that permits will no longer be issued for those hunting destinations and to mandate that import permit applications for "threatened" (not just "endangered" species) be published in the Federal Register for public comments before the issuance of permits. The petition also requests the court to allow the issuance of permits for "threatened" species taken in foreign lands "only in the extraordinary case where population pressures within a given ecosystem cannot otherwise be relieved."

If the antis are successful with any one or a combination of their claims, the importation into the US of all argali hunting trophies will come to an end, including those for which permits have been issued but not yet used. The suit alleges that 550 permits have been illegally issued in the past five years alone and that more than 100 permits have been illegally issued that remain open and unused.

The suit is focused on the import of argali from Mongolia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzatan, which are the only three countries where argali are listed as "threatened" and therefore have been importable. The suit states that those countries' argali populations should be listed as "endangered" because they are endangered. It cites the Service's own language in the Service's original listing of all other argali populations as "endangered," noting that the Service decided only "by a very narrow margin" to list those as "threatened" instead of "endangered." The antis also claim that these three populations of argali should be listed as endangered by operation of law since the prescribed one-year determination period, during which there has been an open and pending proposal to list them as "endangered" (58 F.R. 25595 - 1993), has long passed. Ironically, when I filed the Argali Law Suit challenging all of the argali listings in 1993, we claimed that all the listings, whether "threatened" or "endangered," were invalid because more than one year had passed before the rulemaking. The one-year period was held not to be binding or mandatory, only directive by that Texas Court.

The suit claims argali imports from these three countries should be enjoined even if the animals remain only "threatened" because the Special Rule of the US Fish and Wildlife Service governing the imports allegedly has never been satisfied. The requirements have not been satisfied in any of the three countries, according to the suit, because those countries have not made the six "required assurances" certifying that "(1) argali populations in the country are large enough to support sport hunting; (2) appropriate authorities have sound population data; (3) appropriate authorities recognize the value of the argali and have the means to appropriately manage argali populations; (4) argali habitat is secure; (5) appropriate authorities can ensure that the "trophies" come from the certifying country; and (6) the funds from sport hunting are used for the benefit of the species," citing 50 CFR 17:40(j), i.e., the Special Rule governing argali imports. Incredibly, that Special Rule was drafted by one of the plaintiffs in the suit who has since retired from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ronald Nowak.

All but one of the individual plaintiffs are from Mongolia, as is the Argali Wildlife Research Center. This suggests a greater level of suit preparation focused towards the trophy imports from that country. We are looking for more information on the Argali Wildlife Research Center. The Fund for Animals and Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are vehemently against all recreational hunting and the Earth Island Institute has been opposing argali hunting for more than a decade. The Fund for Animals filed the first petition ever filed to list the argali in 1976, when one subspecies was listed as "endangered." Moreover, The Fund and Earth Island Institute filed an intervention in the 1993 argali lawsuit (which was filed by Putting People First in the District of Columbia Court), and sought attorney fees against the group when Putting People First dismissed its suit voluntarily in 1993.

The inclusion of Dr. Ronald Nowak is unsettling. He is the retired Office of Scientific Authority endangered species expert staffer who actually prepared the Federal Register notice and draft Final Rule that listed the argali in 1993, as well as the abandoned Federal Register notice to uplist the argali in Mongolia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyztan from "threatened" to "endangered." Now, the antis are claiming that the 1993 uplisting proposal is still open and pending, but in reality the rationale for that proposal ended when the 1992 argali lawsuit was lost at the trial level and the appeal was voluntarily abandoned. In 1993, the Service only proposed to uplist the argali in response to the argali lawsuit. The Service was only proposing the uplisting in anticipation that the suit would invalidate the Special Rule governing argali imports from those three countries. Once the argali suit was abandoned, so was the reactive proposal by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Nowak has long been a problem. He was in favor of listing all African elephants as "endangered," even those in Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique. He is also believed to have personally directed requests for comments and input to protectionist staffers within the US Department of State, whose responses greatly protracted the polar bear import rule. John Hoyt of HSUS cited Nowak at least 16 times in his book, Animals in Peril. Nowak also opposed wolf control in Central Asia, even though wolves were believed to be decimating the argali population. In his application for early retirement from the Service, he expressly stated that he found it "unsettling to learn that the agency is essentially supporting the destruction of the wolf in Central Asia to justify issuance of permits for American hunters to import trophies of the threatened argali sheep..." In other words, he preferred that the wolves eat them, rather than they be hunted.

In the 1993 Argali Law Suit, we were never able to get all of Nowak's written materials because of the "deliberative process" privilege that prevents disclosure of such deliberative documents in the listing process, but we were able to get enough to know that he wanted to list all argali as "endangered," including those in the three countries which were listed as threatened and that are the focus of the present suit. History is repeating itself, and we know that history.

There is one issue of great significance by itself. The litigation is expected to affect the importation of all threatened species, not just argali. The antis have long claimed that species listed as "threatened" should not be importable any more than Montana's "threatened" grizzly bears and Minnesota's "threatened" wolves can be hunted. The Fund for Animals, HSUS and Earth Island Institute have all filed comments in the past against import of threatened species under the Montana Grizzly decision that threatened species are not to be harvested unless the population is: (1) excessive; and (2) there is no other means of relieving it. This will be the first time in Court that the antis claim that "threatened" species from foreign lands should be treated like "threatened" domestic species, therefore no import permit should be granted unless: (1) the population is above carrying capacity; and (2) there is no other means of relieving that excess, such as relocation, birth control and natural attrition. In the Montana Grizzly decision, the Fund argued and the Court ruled that even an excess population was not huntable under the Endangered Species Act. The Fund For Animals was the plaintiff in the Montana Grizzly litigation that settled that issue for domestic species listed as threatened and is now leading this charge against the import of hunted foreign species. Further, this Fund for Animals suit will also establish whether or not every permit application for a "threatened" species (leopard, crocodile, elephant and lechwe, among others) has to be published and open to public comment, as is currently the case for species listed as "endangered." The antis are claiming that the permits have all been invalid because they have not been noticed and given a chance to file opposition comments on a permit-by-permit basis.

There is no question that all argali imports are at risk, but the fight has just begun. The judgment will not be immediate, so it should have no immediate direct effect. Even so, there are bound to be hunt cancellations. Nevertheless, we urge all prospective hunters to go forward with their planned hunts for the good of the argali. Don't overreact to this threat, unless you want the antis to win by your retreat. Rest assured that Conservation Force will be on top of this if we can get the necessary financial support and cooperation.

Our immediate need is for individual hunters to act as interveners in the suit. We need the name, address and phone number of hunters who have been issued import permits that have not yet been used, as well as those who had and/or have plans to hunt argali in the three affected countries. If you meet either category and are willing to participate, please send your name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address to Conservation Force by fax (504-837-1145); or e-mail (jjw-no@att.net). Even if you don't fit in the above categories, we need your support. Mail your tax-deductible donation to: Conservation Force, 3900 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 1045, Metairie, Louisiana 70002-1746. Conservation Force is a 501(c)3 public charitable foundation and will duly acknowledge your contribution by letter for all IRS purposes.


Briefly Noted

Antis Celebrating Hoof And Mouth Disease: We have closely monitored animal rights organizations around the world as the hoof and mouth disease crisis has mounted in the United Kingdom and Europe. In fact, we first learned of the disease through animal rightists' internet chatter, particularly on a site maintained by Humane Society of The United States, HSI-Animalia, which bills itself as "...an electronic mailing list for animal protection professionals around the world." Initially, we were appalled because individual animal rightists were celebrating the disease development with the expectation that it would further their agenda. It would help teach the public not to eat meat and dairy products.

As the crisis mounted, the tune of most antis changed to alarm and protest against the euthanization of millions of animals that had not been proven conclusively to have the disease. The euthanization of more than four million innocent cattle was described as a "holocaust." Then, Ingrid Newkirk, President and co-founder of People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), topped them all. In an interview with Alan Elsner reported by Reuters, she said, "I openly hope that it comes here (USA). It will bring economic harm only for those who profit from giving people heart attacks and giving animals a concentration-camp-like existence. It would be good for animals, good for human health and good for the environment." "If that hideousness came here, it wouldn't be any more hideous for the animals - they are all bound for a ghastly death anyway. But it would wake up consumers." Of course, PETA is also gleefully reporting an increased demand for its "vegetarian starter kits" because of the disease threat.

While PETA was wishing disease upon the 170 million stock animals in the US, HSUS was opportunistically and contradictorily writing to the US Secretary of Agriculture to "declare a moratorium on the importation of all livestock and livestock products into the US" from anywhere outside of the USA. That would include imports from Canada and Mexico, of course, as well as products such as leather clothing, shoes and belts, as well as meats.

Louie Schreiner IV Passes Away: Louie Schreiner IV of the YO Ranch in Texas died unexpectedly on April 13, 2001. He was only 41 years old and died of a heart attack without warning. Louie was the acting general manager and the principal manager of the hunting sector of the famous YO Ranch. He was a great-grandchild of Capt. Charles Schreiner, Texas Ranger, banker, merchant and founder of the YO Ranch.

Man-Eating Crocodiles Are Hungry: In Mozambique, six people were killed by crocodiles recently in the flooded Luabre area while trying to cross a river near their village. Other village people were spared by being air-lifted from the flooded village. Elsewhere, Malawi has instituted emergency cull measures to protect indigenous people in that country who live near bodies of water. In some parts of the Lower Shire River the crocodile population is so dense that 15 to 25 crocodiles are taken each night and the stomachs of the larger ones contain remains of cattle, goats, dogs, other crocodiles and people. The government is developing a more formal Crocodile Management Plan with a sustainable use component to provide local people with incentives to conserve the species. TRAFFIC International reports that the local people have "negative attitudes towards crocodiles" and quotes one chief as stating, "I don't think these animals are the type that we should conserve for the future generation.... I don't think our children need to have such beasts around. After all, we do not benefit anything from these beasts." (Malawi does not currently have safari hunting.)

Meanwhile, in the St. Lucia area of South Africa, there were three fatal crocodile attacks in November and December. The first victim was taken while she was fishing close to the water edge in the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. The second and most publicized attack took place on December 8. When a 22-year-old woman tourist was attacked at the mouth of the Umfolozi River while skinny-dipping at night with her boyfriend. The St. Lucia Estuary staff have put up warning signs to replace those that have been stolen. A third fatal attack occurred four days later on a local woman who was crossing the Enseleni River. The croc held on to her body without attempting to feed, so her body was recovered intact. Local authorities report that most attacks occur from November to April, which coincides with the breeding and nesting season and higher river stages with more discolored water. Apparently, the crocs see their victims, but not vice-versa.

WCP Shortens Name: Wildlife Conservation Partners (WCP), the network of hunting organizations that was created this past summer at the Boone & Crockett Conference Center in Missoula, Montana, has shortened its name. The partners have dropped the lead word "National" from the name to avoid confusion with any existing organization. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) expressed concern that the name was too similar to its own. The NWF is not a partner of WCP, nor is it associated with it. - 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
One Lakeway Center
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


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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