Wildlife management isn’t rocket science (but it should still be other kinds of science)

Carol Off interviews Kyle Artelle on CBC As It Happens about new research by scientists from Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Photo by April Bencze.

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!

 

 

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