White Paper

Wildlife Conservation Organization November 26, 2020 Wildlife Conservation The Issue Wildlife Conservation is an area of environmental policy which needs more attention. Nearly one million wildlife species are at risk of extinction due to habitat loss, climate change, invasive species and other threats. Wildlife populations have decreased drastically over the years resulting in the extinctionContinue reading “White Paper”

Policy Brief

Wildlife Conservation Policy Brief Wildlife Conservation is an area of environmental policy which needs more attention. Wildlife populations have decreased drastically over the years resulting in the extinction of several species of flora and fauna. There are several causes for the endangerment and threat to wildlife species. One major cause is human population growth. AsContinue reading “Policy Brief”

Decision Memo

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Nearly one million wildlife species are at risk of extinction due to habitat loss, climate change, invasive species and other threats. In order to preserve wildlife and confront the crisis the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act must be passed. Introduced by Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska)  in July ofContinue reading “Decision Memo”

Legislative History Post

U.S. Wildlife 1900s Wildlife protections were quite limited in the early 1900s. Lands, including federal land, were open and unprotected from settlements, farming, hunting and mining. Wildlife was freely hunted until the Lacey Act which prohibited interstate trafficking of wildlife. This began the beginning of wildlife conservation in the United States. The Lacey Act setContinue reading “Legislative History Post”

Action Memo

Monarch Conservation Implementation Plan Overview Monarch conservation is a necessary subset of wildlife conservation as monarch butterflies play a major roll in pollination and environmental sustainability. The Monarch Conservation Implementation Plan was developed by the Monarch Joint Venture, a nonprofit focused on the conservation of monarch butterflies and their habitats. The implementation plan is brokenContinue reading “Action Memo”

Options Memo

Conservation Collaboration In a world ridden by COVID-19 support for wildlife conservation may boost. Recent efforts to understand COVID-19 have people looking more closely at the ties beween the spread of zoonotic diseases to humans. Experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as West Africa Biodiversity ad Climate Cage (WA-BiCC) identifiedContinue reading “Options Memo”

Findings Memo

Wildlife Conservation in America The National Wildlife Federation The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization. Established in 1936 they aim to increase and enhance wildlife populations by implementing strategic plans. Following the Industrial Revolution, as hunting increased so did the need for regulatory laws and restrictions. President Roosevelt set aside 230 million acresContinue reading “Findings Memo”

Background Memo

International Wildlife Conservation As species populations continue to change and the rapid growth of the human population increases it is imperative take a look at the problems facing wildlife and the implications which this has on the planet. Illegal wildlife trading, habitat destruction, competition and environmental changes have threatened or endangered a vast array ofContinue reading “Background Memo”