Since my retirement, I made a promise that I would pursue a worthwhile conservation cause. It may have taken two years and an interesting ride, but I have found a group with of like minded conservationists who are on to something.
It is clear to me that wildlife needs to have a value, and they people need to be able to see that value through one means or another. I have always supported sustainable use of wildlife as an option for conservation and am worried that so many NGO's and NOP's are rejecting that practice based on fundamental moral ideology. I have seen first hand the success of these pragmatic conservation principles and the failure of people to recognise this. To make conservation successful - people need to buy into the concept, - particularly when you are dealing with communities who would otherwise see wildlife as a pest.
I will use this thread to tell you a little about our group and our focus.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook...ationimperative
and web page - is still under construction -- http://theconservationimperative.com
We produced a film with the help of Osprey Filming company and with Dave Cook as director to promote the lifting of the trade ban on rhino horn. Here is a part of that documentary.
Edited by Bugs, 06 March 2015 - 02:07 PM.