Category Endangered Species
Do you know what the term “endangered species” really means? Far from a simple concept, the term is one of the biggest misnomers in the field of conservation.
Captive breeding programs increase the population size and genetic diversity of endangered species such as the giant panda, but zoo conservation efforts extend much further than that.
Trophy hunters, African governments, and even some scientists support widespread trophy hunting as a form of conservation. However, the use of trophy hunting as a conservation tool has some major drawbacks.
Conservationists and researchers are relying on crowdsourcing and citizen science to detect odd behavior indicative of lead poisoning in the recovering population of wild California condors.
Purchasing ivory not only harms elephants, it encourages trade on the black market that may be used to fund terrorism. Can cooperation between lawmakers and conservationists effectively turn the war on terror against poachers?