New Zealand to Reopen Borders

After around 730 days, New Zealand will be reopening its borders to tourism in April and May. Below is the release from New Zealand’s Tourism Industry body. Kia ora, TIA is grateful that the Government has listened to our advocacy on behalf of our members and brought forward the border reopening dates. Tourism operators can look […]

Anti-Hunting Legislation Pulled

Section 436 of the House Interior Appropriations Legislation PULLED from Consideration in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY22  Section 436–a provision in the House-passed version of the Interior Appropriations bill–has been pulled from consideration in the Omnibus legislation being considered today.  This is a significant victory for the hunting and conservation community and is a testament […]

Namibia: Age-Related Trophy System (ART)

In July 2017, Namibia Professional Hunting Association presented a new Trophy Measurement System to the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism. In 2020, Namibia Professional Hunting Association began the Age Related Trophy (ART) Measurement System, “creating incentives to hunt truly old animals past their prime and to discourage the hunting of immature animals altogether. It […]

DSC Presents Virtual 2021 Convention: Reflections

(Jan. 13, 2021 – DALLAS) — DSC has big plans for its 2021 Convention, Reflections, which will be held virtually February 10-14. DSC looks forward to this digital reunion of the hunting and conservation community until all can meet in Dallas again.   There are many ways to get involved with the virtual event. DSC’s evening auctions […]

DSC Mourns Loss of TPWD Conservationists in Helicopter Crash

(DALLAS, August 10, 2020) DSC is deeply saddened to learn of the helicopter crash at the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that took the lives of three Wildlife Division staff. The team working for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) was conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep. The victims include Wildlife Biologist Dewey […]

Scientists Call for Shift in Global Food System, Not Wildlife Trade Ban

The coronavirus pandemic has brought new attention onto wildlife trade and markets. But, the concerns are not only that a wildlife market ban would be costly to both people and wildlife, but also that the true driver of the emergence of infectious diseases is being completely overlooked. A new study in World Development Journal recognizes […]