Three generations of a Wisconsin family with a nine-point buck.
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What place does hunting have in our urbanized society? Is it acceptable to kill for fun? For conservation? Philosophy doesn't have all the answers, but it can help us understand opposing views.
Timber stockpiled along a logging road.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
Traditional hunting poses no threat to dugongs.
The real threats to dugongs and turtles are not being addressed.
Giant otters were prized for their dense fur.
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Land animals were able to find refuge in the depths of the forest. But aquatic species weren't so lucky.
Crocodiles are protected in Australia, but it wasn’t always so.
Should shooting crocs be allowed for elite hunters?
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) captured by remote wildlife cameras in the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado.
Land management in the United States has long focused on creating conditions that benefit game animals like deer and grouse. A conservation scientist explains why that approach is too narrow.
Fallow deer are on the rise.
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There are now six species roaming wild, and their numbers are increasing dramatically as their population expands and through human action. As they spread, they raise uncomfortable issues for conservation.
Hunting for game at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in South Africa.
Hunting remains a controversial pastime. But that hasn't stopped it attracting hunters wanting to track Africa's wide array of wild animals.
Banning hunting can have negative impacts on the conservation of animals.
Botswanan communities, hunting operators and game farmers reacted badly to the country's hunting ban. This is because it generates income, particularly in poor rural areas.
People hunt for many reasons – it’s not just for trophies.
Recent media coverage of trophy hunting - following the death of the lion Cecil – raises questions about why some people seem to enjoy killing animals for fun.
There are a number of potentially valuable lessons to be learned from Cecil the lion’s death.
Now that Cecil the Lion is gone, what lessons can be taken from the controversial manner of his death?
Stuffed animals left by protesters block the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dentist Walter James Palmer, an American hunter, has been accused of killing the lion without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured it out of Hwange National Park.
The fact that people are still travelling thousands of miles to kill exotic animals and bring back trophies shows deeply rooted cultural problems in Western societies.
Roar in peace.
Countries with healthy populations of big game should allow tourists to hunt them.
US TV presenter Melissa Bachman takes advantage of canned hunting regulations in South Africa.
Hunting is a major source of controversy on the African continent. Many nations have strict laws against hunting while others see it as an opportunity to make money.
Coming to a forest near you?
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There's more to reintroducing wildlife than just releasing a few lynx.
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Bribery won’t stop Sweden’s wolf hunters.
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Hen harrier causing trouble.
Across the open heather moors of upland Britain, last-minute preparations are being put in place for the start of the red grouse shooting season on August 12. On average about 200,000 grouse are shot every…
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Had his chips?
This month marks the re-opening of the controversial trophy hunt for at-risk grizzly bears in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Scrutiny of this hunt was ramped up last year with new evidence that…