Yes, a show of force can be a big deterrent in some areas; however, successful anti-poaching programs consist of far more than just a lot of people in uniform.
A new study in Nepal hopes to show predation of local livestock by snow leopards is less than first thought.
The success of the anti-poaching unit has prompted the creation of a program to raise awareness among local communities about the value of wildlife conservation.
"...the region was considered ground zero for rhino poaching. It was said that the life expectancy of a rhino was literally measured in hours."
In northern Pakistan, where rule of law is limited and most of the population lives in extremely rural areas, good governance goes a long way.
In the year ahead, South Africa will continue to draw on the achievements made in 2017, learn from any mistakes, and adopt international best practices.
The 2018 SCI Convention once again brought together those who are passionate about hunting and conservation with stakeholders from across the world
“Tajikistan is also an example of how trophy hunting may be the best economic incentive to initiate wildlife conservation programs in some countries because it affords an immediate income with minimum investment.”
Today, giraffes, lions and leopards join the ranks of official migratory species, along with geese, ducks and whales.
Whistleblowers have played a key role in law enforcement, and hunters have played a key role in wildlife protection. Hunter-whistleblowers will be a powerful tool in the fight against wildlife trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. Join the fight by reporting wildlife crime to the National Whistleblower Center.