Do wildlife management policies in North America consistently rely on good evidence? Do management wildlife agencies commit to hallmarks of science in their methodologies? When governments defend hunting laws and regulations by touting science, should we accept their claims at face value?
Listen to Carol Off and Kyle Artelle discuss recent findings by scientists from Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, that wildlife management systems are regularly missing key hallmarks of science.
“Key to honest discussions about wildlife management and conservation is clarity about where the science begins and ends.” – Kyle Artelle, Raincoast scientist Tweet This!
Listen to the whole episode on As It Happens, CBC.
- Applied Ecology: Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management
- New study casts doubt on scientific basis of wildlife management in North America, offers a way forward
- Press release: When science-based wildlife management isn’t… and a solution to fix it
- Hallmarks of Science missing from North American Wildlife management, Science Advances