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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