Bears, wolves, and other large carnivores are difficult to conserve for numerous ecological and social reasons. These conservation challenges make a string of recent species recoveries that much more surprising.
From protecting the oceans to forging a climate consensus, 2015 was a big year for environmental conservation.
Everything was looking up for the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Until the goats arrived.
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.