News Updates and Alerts

 

 

07/23/19  Conservation Force has been awarded a grant from the Dallas Safari Club Foundation!

07/19/19 View "Voices From the Frontline: Communities and Livelihoods in Botswana"V

 

 

05/14/19  DAPU Newsletter

 

3/29/19 Bill Gaines Presented with Conservationist of the Year Award 

8/22/18 Please see mini-documentary from Dallas Safari Club Foundation: Africa - The Unheard Voice

 

"As the debate continues between the anti-hunting community and those who believe in the "Conservation Through Hunting" model, the unheard voice is the rural African who must live among the wild animals. It is these people who are most affected when politics supercedes science in the management of wildlife."

06/28/17 Zimbabwe Elephant Import Permit Appeal to Director of USFWS

 

 

11/29/16 President John J. Jackson receives The Coenraad Vermaak Distinguished Service Award

08/26/16 From the GSCO Slam Quest Convention 2016 Review. (Award Photo)

06/09/16 New Jersey passed an illegal law that prohibits residents from importing lion, leopard, rhino and elephant trophies. The two statues signed by Governor Christie: 

977: Prohibits possession, transport, import, export, processing, sale, or shipment of parts and products of certain animal species threatened with extinction.

978: Prohibits possession and transport of parts and products of certain animals at PANYNJ airports and port facilities.

07/06/16 -  USFWS: Near-Total U.S. Ban on African Elephant Ivory Trade Goes into Effect;  A near-total ban on commercial trade of African elephant ivory goes into effect today, July 6, 2016, to help ensure U.S. domestic markets do not contribute to the decline of elephants in the wild. See links below to learn more about what you can do if you own ivory. ​FWS African Elephant Ivory 

 

 

 

02/15/2016 Shane Mahoney Delivers a Powerful Message at Houston Safari Club Convention (Youtube)

 

02/01/2016 Pre-filled FWS Permit Application for Lion Trophy Import Permits under the New Enhancement Requirement

 

1. South Africa

 

2. Zimbabwe

 

3. Zambia

 

4. Mozambique

 

5. Tanzania

 

02/01/2016 Conservation Force Analysis of New FWS Enhancement Requirement For Lions

 

01/11/2016 Conservation Force Response in Opposition to Delta Air Lines, Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss Suit over Unlawful Embargo on Big Five Hunting Trophies

 

01/10/2016 Helpful Articles to Support Sustainable Use

 

1. Benson Kibonde, Selous Game Reserve: Is There Any Hope for the Future?

 

2. Kevin Hurley et al., The Role of Hunters in Conservation, Restoration, and Management of North American Wild Sheep

 

3. Tom P. Moorhouse et al., Conservation and Animal Welfare Implications of the Increasing Demand for Wildlife Tourism

 

4. Enrico DiMinin et al., Banning Trophy Hunting Will Exacerbate Biodiversity Losses

 

12/18/2015 Conservation Force Response to Canadian Press Article Regarding the Cancellation of African Hunting Events Show

 

12/04/2015 Community-Based Natural Resource Management Revenue Sharing from Tourist Safari Hunting

 

11/30/2015 Anti-hunting Lobbyists Cost Namibia Dearly (New Era Newspaper Namibia)

 

10/15/2015 Conservation Force and Partners Sue Delta Airlines to End "Big Five" Hunting Trophy Embargo

 

1. Press Release

 

2. Copy of Suit

 

09/16/2015 WWF Position on Trophy Hunting in South Africa

 

09/14/2015 Draft AWCP letter to major airlines on shipment of legally harvested animals

 

09/01/2015 Cecil the Lion Fact Sheet

 

08/13/2015 Longtime Conservation Partner Robin Hurt Warns of Inappropriate Reaction to Cecil Incident

 

08/11/2015 CF President John Jackson trophy hunting debate in USA Today

 

08/11/2015 CF President John Jackson live on C-Span fielding calls about big game hunting, Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer, etc.

 

08/05/2015 New York Daily News Article by John Jackson, President of Conservation Force: Safaris are essential to wildlife conservation and local economy

 

07/31/2015 Press statement on the illegal hunt of a collared lion in Hwange District on

 

 

 

07/09/2015 Press Release - The EU Becomes a Party to CITES

 

07/09/2015 Information on the EU ban on the import of elephant hunting trophies from Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

 

05/14/2015 Dande Anti-Poaching Unit (DAPU) First Quarter 2015 Newsletter released

 

04/30/2015 South African Airways Cargo Places an Embargo on Selected Endangered Species

 

04/13/2015 Executive Order at the heart of the electronic registration for firearms exporting

 

04/13/2015 Where and how to register and declare firearms, ammunition, shotguns and shells for temporary foreign travel - from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Website

 

03/26/2015 FWS Announces Decisions on Import of Sport-Hunted Trophies to Further Conservation of Rhinos and Elephants

 

1. Press Release

 

2. Zimbabwe Elephant Suspension Q&A

 

3. Zimbabwe Elephant March 2015 ESA Enhancement Finding

 

 

 

03/10/2015 Conservation Force has a new corporate sponsor that is also a conservation partner: Ripcord Travel Protection will be partnering with Conservation Force on select conservation and community development projects.

 

Click image to view brochure.

 

01/12/2015 VIDEO: The Elephant and the Pauper: The Ivory Debacle

 

12/16/2014 Final CAMPFIRE Workshop Report (November 2014)

 

11/10/2014 See what FWS states about the black rhino import permitting.

 

11/10/2014 See Black Rhino Permit Applications: 1 

 

10/29/2014 ESA 12-month Finding and Proposal to List all Lion as Threatened

 

10/07/2014 Success! Markhor Downlisting Federal Register Notice and Press Release

 

09/28/2014 Conservation Force will be applying for Land Trust Accreditation. Click here to learn more.

 

08/27/2014 How We Plan to Deal With Rhino Poaching Crisis - Edna Molewa, Environmental Affairs Minister, South Africa

 

07/23/2014 Service Confirms Suspension of the Import of Elephant Trophies from Zimbabwe

 

07/23/2014 Wilddlife and Hunting Heritage Council's Letter Recommending an End to the Ban on Elephant Trophy Imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania

 

06/13/2014 Conservation Force's Comment Opposing the Interim Suspension of Imports of Elephant Trophies from Zimbabwe

 

06/12/2014 Letter of Appreciation from Minister Lazaro S. Nyalandu, Tanzania, re: Wildlife Trafficking Conference

 

201406/05/2014 ESA Endangered Listed Sulaiman Markhor from the Torghar Project are Now Importable! Read the Enhancement Finding.

 

05/29/2014 Federal Register Notice - Revisions to CITES Regulations Including Definition of "Sport Hunted Trophy"

 

05/21/2014 USF&WS International Affairs - "What Can I Do With My African Elephant Ivory?"

 

 

1. Request for Reconsideration

 

2. Index of Attachments

 

 

1. Press Release

 

2. Q&A

 

3. Main FWS Sport-Hunting Trophies Page

 

4. Email Response from FWS Chief of Permits Tim Van Norman

 

04/03/2014 VIDEO - Conservation Force President John Jackson Debates IFAW President on DSC Black Rhino Permit Auction on CNN's Piers Morgan

 

04/02/2014 $50,000 Wild Sheep Foundation Grant to Conservation Force

 

02/07/2014 Hunting: A Great Debate - Article by John Hanks from November 2013Africa Geographic1

 

2/20/2013 Letter on Behalf of IUCN's Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group Expressing Support for DSC's Namibian Black Rhino Permit Auction

 

12/05/2013 FWS Revised Proposed Downlisting Rule for Straight-Horned Markhor

 

11/22/2013 Letter Regarding DSC Black Rhino Permit Auction from Chairman of the African Rhino Specialist Group of IUCN

 

08/01/2013 Conservation Force's Final Comment on ESA Status Review of African Lion, 77 FR 70727 (Index here)

 

07/29/2013 Writ Filed with Supreme Court to Overturn Polar Bear Listing

 

07/03/2013 Wildlife for the 21st Century - Volume 4 (AWCP)

 

05/15/2013 Motion to Overturn Equal Allocation of New Mexico Non-resident Licenses for Rocky Mountain and Desert Bighorn Sheep, Oryx and Ib

 

01/28/2013 Conservation Force's Initial Comment on ESA Status Review of African Lion, 77 FR 70727 (Index here)

 

12/24/2012 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation - Final Version

 

12/11/2012 Conservation Force's Trophy Importation Checklist (Updated December 2012)

 

12/04/2012 Hunting as a Force for Conservation: John Jackson, III (Outdoorhub.com article)

 

11/27/2012 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the African Lion Subspecies as Endangered

 

11/13/2012 Cheat Sheet - Application Guidelines for Conducting Interstate Commerce and Culling for the Three Antelope

 

10/12/2012 Article from The Wildlife Professional - A New Forum is Born: Canada's Visionary Wildlife Congress (featuring Shane Mahoney)

 

10/03/2012 Wood Bison FOIA Suit filed by Conservation Force

 

08/20/2012 Conservation Force's Opening Appeals Brief for Import of Polar Bear Under the Never Before Used "Enhancement" Section of the MMPA

 

08/15/2012 Conservation Force's Jacksons to be Honored by DSC

 

08/08/2012 Joint Plaintiff Final Reply Brief in Appellate Case Challenging the Listing of the Polar Bear

 

08/07/2012 USF&WS Publishes a Proposed Rule to Reclassify the Straight-Horned Markhor from Endangered to Threatened Under U.S. Endangered Species Act

 

08/02/2012 Sports Afield magazine interview with John J. Jackson, III

 

08/02/2012 Petersen's Hunting magazine article on trophy seizures featuring John J. Jackson, III

 

07/18/2012 The Value of Wildlife Tourism: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa by Conservation Force Board Member Philippe Chardonnet and Sebastien Le Bel

 

05/17/2012 Our Opening Brief in Markhor II to Overturn Denial of Suleiman Markhor Import Denials

 

05/03/2012 Conservation Force's Comment on Revision of Regulations Implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

 

05/03/2012 Downlisting Success: Reclassifying the Wood Bison Under the Endangered Species Act as Threatened Throughout its Range

 

04/30/2012 CIC President Bernard Lozé: "Banning Lion Hunting Endangers the Survival of Lions in the Wild!"

 

04/30/2012 Statement on Hunting in Botswana - March 2012 (from Botswana Wildlife Management Association)

 

04/02/2012 Our 60-page Brief on Markhor I. The brief tries to save the first downlisting petition filed by Naseer Tareen and get an injunction for better permit processing practices.

 

The relevant regulations.

 

04/02/2012 Historic Court Decision in Favor of Wood Bison Import Permits

 

03/08/2012 Revision of Regulations Implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Updates Following the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties

 

 

02/27/2012 FWS Bulletin on Seizure Crisis Issue

 

02/15/2012 Report: The Significance of African Lions for the Financial Vialbility of Trophy Hunting and the Maintenance of Wild Land

 

01/30/2012 FWS guidelines on how to complete CBW and Take permit applications for listed exotics

 

.01/16/2012 Writ filed with U.S. Supreme Court concerning trophy seizure crisis.

 

 

11/09/2011Markhor III Suit Filed for Failure to Make 12-month Finding on 2nd Petition to Downlist

 

08/09/2011 Antis File Suit to End Captive Breeding

 

08/05/2011 Conservation Force's Comment on Proposed Elimination of Special Rule for Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax and Dama Gazelle

 

07/12/2011 Memorandum Opinion published in Polar Bear suit

 

06/15/2011 90-Day Finding on a Petition to Reclassify the Straight-Horned Markhor (Capra falconeri jerdoni) of Torghar Hills as Threatened

 

06/15/2011 Study of the Lion Population in Tanzania: Their Abundance, Density and Ecology

 

03/18/2011 Conservation Force/CONAMAR/Tropic Star Lodge Newsletter for January/February 2011

 

02/21/2011 From the Sports Afield Almanac - A Rash of Seizures of Legal Hunting Trophies Sparks Concern

 

02/18/2011Wood Bison Downlisting Federal Register Notice

 

02/18/2011 CBD Suit to Ban Lead

 

11/16/2010 Conservation Status of the Lion (Panthera leo Linnaeus, 1758) in Tanzania

 

11/08/2010 Conservation Force's Save and Help Rebuild the Piñas Community Program launched

 

 

 

09/10/2010 Iran: Legality of Hunting by U.S. Citizens under Presidential Embargo

 

08/17/2010 Petition to Downlist Straight-Horned Markhor of Torghar Hills from Endangered to Threatened.

 

07/01/2010 Court grants CF's motion to amend the Zambia elephant complaint to add Jack Atcheson and to challenge the permit denials.

 

06/24/2010 Second Wood Bison lawsuit filed.

 

05/27/2010 WFSA 2010 World Symposium on the Ecologic and Economic Benefits of Hunting (EEBH) 400-page publication now online.

 

04/29/2010 New York crafted trophy case brief.

 

04/27/2010 Another legal brief to save a scrimshawed ivory trophy seized in Atlanta.

 

04/22/2010 Panel of Experts Report on Zambia

 

04/22/2010 Panel of Experts Report on Tanzania

 

03/04/2010 Polar Bear Brief on "Taking Into Account" Foreign Nations' Programs When Making a Listing Decision

 

02/26/2010 Conservation Force's Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment in African lion trophy suit

 

02/15/2010 Mongolian Argali Population Trend 2002-2009 with Reference to Sustainable Use Management by Michael Frisina, Baigalmaa Purevsuren and R. Margaret Frisina

 

02/12/2010 Amended Complaint in Mozambique Elephant Suit

 

 

12/08/2009 Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation December 2009 Newsletter

 

11/04/2009 Achievements and Practical Lessons Learned From a Decade of Wildlife Utilization in Namibia's Communal Area Conservancies by Chris Weaver, Theunis Petersen, Richard Diggle & Greenwell Matongo

 

10/22/2009 Conservation Force, et al. Joint Motion for Summary Judgment

 

10/22/2009 Conservation Force's Motion for Summary Judgment in the Wood Bison lawsuit

 

10/22/2009 Conservation Force's Zambia Elephant lawsuit

 

05/22/2009 Spot Survey Report on Argali Numbers in Mongolia. Credit is due to Grand Slam/OVIS for sponsoring the survey.

 

05/20/2009 Conservation Force lawsuit filed over the denial of Mozambique elephant trophy imports

 

05/20/2009 Conservation Force lawsuit filed over the denial of polar bear enhancement permits

 

03/18/2009 Response to USF&WS Denial Letter of Seven Polar Bear Permits by Dr. Mitchell Taylor, Included in Request for Reconsideration

 

03/18/2009 Conservation Force's Request for Reconsideration of Seven Polar Bear Permits

 

03/16/2009 Conservation Force's lawsuit to stop the unlawful seizure and forfeiture practices of the USF&WS for minor typographical/technical errors.

 

03/16/2009 Conservation Force's Suleiman Markhor lawsuit filed (Case No. 09 0495 - Judge Henry Kennedy)

 

02/18/2009 Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation Emergency Funding Request

 

02/18/2009 Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation 2009 Brochure

 

02/18/2009 Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation December 2008 Newsletter

 

02/10/2009 Conservation Force's Suit Challenging the Listing of All Polar Bear, Case No. 1:09-CV-00245, filed 2/9/2009 in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan.

 

01/15/2009 Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan (as directed by Executive Order 13443) is released.

 

01/15/2009 USF&WS Guidance on In-Transit Permitting of Hunting Trophies

 

 

12/17/2008 Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation December 2008 Newsletter

 

10/31/2008 Conservation Force files Petition to Revise Regulation and for Suspension of 50 CFR 23.22(c)(1) - shipment requirements for in-transit shipment

 

10/08/2008 Press Release - Importation of Markhor

 

09/30/2008 Conservation Force Files Notice of Intent to Sue Over the ESA Polar Bear Listing and Related Trophy Importation Regulations

 

08/12/2008 Polar Bear Enhancement Permits Filed

 

 

05/23/2008 Conservation Force Leaders Recognized

 

04/04/2008 Air Travel with Black Powder is Absolutely Prohibited: What You Need to Know

 

03/15/2008 Breaking News on Argali

 

11/28/2007 NAPHA Conservationist of the Year Award

 

08/16/2007 White House Orders National Hunting Conference

 

06/02/2007 Press Release: Three Alarming Surprises for the World Hunting Community

 

 

04/25/2007 SUSG Recreational Hunting Workshop Report

 

04/05/2007 Comment in Opposition to the Proposed Rule to List All Polar Bear as Threatened and other Polar Bear Issues

 

 

02/15/2007 Critical Conservation Program Under Fire - by Ducks Unlimited

 

02/08/2007 Mozambique Elephant Trophy Import Appeals

 

12/27/2006 Proposed Rule to List Polar Bear as Endangered is Released

 

12/04/2006 End-of-the-Year Letter

 

10/06/2006 Conservation Leader Bertrand des Clers Dies

 

10/06/2006 Gala Dinner for Tanzania

 

09/16/2006 King of Altai Monument Unveiled MONUMENT

 

04/24/2006 The Truth About That Polar Bear Petition Polar bear page

 

04/20/2006 The Real Significance if Polar Bear are Listed polar bear page

 

03/23/2006 Polar Bear Crisis is Growing polar bear page

 

02/15/2006 Protectionists File Suit to List All Polar Bear Under the Endangered Species Actere Polar bear page