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DOI announces creation of new international conservation council

Cara J

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On Nov. 8, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that it would be creating an International Wildlife Conservation Council with intent of providing advice on “increasing public awareness domestically regarding the conservation, wildlife law enforcement, and economic benefits that result from U.S. citizens traveling to foreign nations to engage in hunting.” According to DOI, the Council will develop a plan for public engagement and education on the benefits of international hunting and review and make changes to federal programs and regulations to ensure the support of hunting as an effective tool to combat illegal trafficking and poaching and as an enhancement to foreign wildlife conservation and survival. The Council will also review the Endangered Species Act’s listed species and interaction with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) to make recommendations on eliminating regulatory duplications. It will also recommend the removal of barriers for the importation of parts from legally hunted wildlife into the United States. Proponents of international hunting often point out the massive taxes and fees associated with the practice are designed to go back to local communities and help pay for larger conservation efforts. They argue that the elaborate [...]


Read more: http://wildlife.org/doi-announces-creation-of-new-international-conservation-council/

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UN-conservation Council. Wait until you see who they appoint. And notice - no scientists. 


Here's the official notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/08/2017-24328/international-wildlife-conservation-council-establishment-request-for-nominations




  • Wildlife and habitat conservation/management organizations;
  • U.S. hunters actively engaged in international and/or domestic hunting conservation;
  • The firearms or ammunition manufacturing industry;
  • Archery and/or hunting sports industry; and
  • Tourism, outfitter, and/or guide industries related to international hunting.
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