Mismeasured mortality: correcting estimates of wolf poaching in the United States

Mismeasured mortality: correcting estimates of wolf poaching in the United States

This research tests and rejects the long-held idea that data lost when known animals disappear were unbiased, under conditions common to most, if not all, studies using marked animals. Published government estimates are affected by the biases discovered. And so government estimates of systemically underestimating risks of poaching…

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

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

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…

New study casts doubt on scientific basis of wildlife management in North America, offers a way forward

New study casts doubt on scientific basis of wildlife management in North America, offers a way forward

A new study, “Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management”, released today in the AAAS Open Access journal Science Advances, identified four key hallmarks expected of science-based management: clear objectives, use of evidence, transparency and external review. Combined, these hallmarks provide the checks and balances that give rigour to science-based approaches…

Applied Ecology: Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management

Applied Ecology: Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management

A new study, “Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management”, published by Science Advances , challenges a widespread assumption that wildlife management in North America is science-based. Scientists from Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison examined management documents relating to most hunted species across…