Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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The historical record is full of surprises – and it could encourage conservationists to think more creatively.
April 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Animals large and small once covered North America's prairies – and in some places, they could again
North America's prairies once were home to millions of wild animals. Today, most of that land is farmed or developed, but some grasslands have never been plowed and could be rewilded.
Feb. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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