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A hunter in France takes aim on 21 August 2021. The consumption of alcohol or drugs during hunting makes the practice dangerous even for hunters themselves. Pascal Pochard Casabian/AFP

In France, the tough debate about hunting and alcohol

A recent French Senate report calling on a ban on alcohol use while hunting has prompted the wrath of the country’s hunting lobby. Do its arguments hold water?
George River Caribou outside of Nain, Nunatsiavut, Labrador. (David Borish)

What the declining caribou populations — and total hunting ban — mean for Inuit communities in Labrador

Support for Inuit and other Indigenous-led strategies for conservation and community well-being must be prioritized.
Protests in Nairobi as Maasai activists deliver a petition to the Tanzania High Commission, in Kenya, 17 June 2022. EPA-EFE/Daniel Irungu

Moving the Maasai: Tanzania is repeating Kenya’s colonial past

Just over 100 years ago, Maasai in Kenya were moved into reserves, where they could be more easily taxed and controlled, to make way for white settlement.
Smith & Wesson handguns on display at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 19, 2016. AP Photo/John Locher

Fewer Americans are hunting, and that raises hard questions about funding conservation through gun sales

Every gun and bullet sold in the U.S. generates excise taxes to support conservation. But Americans are buying guns now for different reasons than in the past – and increasingly, not for hunting.
Smoke and dust as food is prepared for a traditional Māori feast or Hangi, Rotorua New Zealand. Shutterstock

Restrictions on cultural hunting practices are limiting Indigenous people’s access to food during the pandemic

Many Indigenous people in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are lacking food security due to public health orders preventing them from traditional food sourcing.

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