Symposium: Modernizing State Wildlife Management to Restore Wildlife Resiliency

Organizer: Kevin Bixby, Wildlife for All

Given at the 2022 North American Congress of Conservation BIologists, Reno Nevada, July 18,2022


Kevin Bixby, Wildlife for All, An Overview of State Wildlife Management and its Deficiencies

Michelle Lute, Project Coyote; Francisco Santiago-Ávila, Reforming Conservation Governance to Restore Resiliency and Multi-species Justice 

Jeremy Bruskotter, The Ohio State University; Leeann Sullivan, Colby College,Social Changes Challenge Wildlife Conservation

Don Molde, Nevada Wildlife Alliance,The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners: Brief History, Current Status, Possible Changes


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Video Presentation: It’s Time to Decouple Conservation from the Gun Lobby

This slide presentation by Kevin Bixby, Executive Director of Wildlife for All, was given to the Endangered Species Coalition based on his op-ed published July 11, 2022 in Truthout by the same name. 

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Webinar: The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation – Past, Present, and… Future?

Wildlife for All’s Executive Director, Kevin Bixby, and WildEarth Guardian’s Southwest Wildlife Advocate, Chris Smith, explain the history, successes, and major flaws of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. They discuss how this model continues to determine the trajectory of wildlife management throughout the United States and Canada, and provide some insight into the ways it has outlived its usefulness and needs to be revamped. 

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Transforming State Wildlife Management in the U.S.

Transforming State Wildlife Management to Protect Biodiversity in the U.S. features three distinguished panelists who have worked on and thought about state-level biodiversity conservation for a long time: Professor Adrian Treves, founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Louisa Willcox, co-founder of Grizzly Times and a passionate advocate of protecting grizzlies, wolves and other large carnivores; and Dr. Fred Koontz, field biologist and conservationist who retired after a 35-year wildlife conservation career working in zoo, field and university settings at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Wildlife Trust (now “EcoHealth Alliance”), Columbia University, and the Woodland Park Zoo. The webinar is moderated by wildlife conservationist Kevin Bixby, founder and executive director of Wildlife for All. Kevin was the lead organizer of the first national conference on the topic of Reenvisioning State Wildlife Governance, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2018.

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