Wildlife Decline and Social Conflict
Source: Science, 2014
Author(s): Justin S. Brashares, Briana Abrahms, Kathryn J. Fiorella, Christopher D. Golden, Cheryl E. Hojnowski1, Ryan A. Marsh, Douglas J. McCauley, Tristan A. Nuñez, Katherine Seto, Lauren Withey
U.S. President Obama's recent creation of an interagency task force on wildlife trafficking reflects growing political awareness of linkages between wildlife conservation and national security. However, this and similar new initiatives in Europe and Asia promote a “war on poachers” that overlooks the ecological, social, and economic complexity of wildlife-related...