To address the systemic risk presented by the degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation must be renewed. This renewal must seek to make it more relevant for the contemporary public and inclusive by giving voice to unarticulated elements including the important role of non-hunters, private landowners, and indigenous people, as well as the role of sustainable markets for biodiversity. Achieving this will require wildlife professionals to question key assumptions in the articulation of the North American Model and related power dynamics. Doing so has the potential for conservation practice to increase its reach and impact.
Supported By:Property and Environment Research Center