Conflict often arises due to stakeholders having different values regarding an environmental issue. The issue of importing zoo animals is no different. Christina Russo, a journalist for National Geographic, released an article titled “Should U.S. Zoos Be Allowed to Import 18 African Elephants?” In her article, Russo explained three zoos in the United States want to import 18 African elephants from Swaziland.
Swaziland is home to a non-profit called Big Games Parks which manages three game reserves (Russo, 2015). Swaziland has been experiencing a drought, and according to Big... [+] Read more
Uncertainty and conflict are at the core of most resource management issues. We must embrace uncertainty and conflict to get real world solutions to these problems. The rhino horn trade is no exception. Two South African rhino farmers are attempting to lift the ban on the trade of rhino horns (Bale, 2015).
John Hume and Johan Kruger believe that by opening a legal trade in rhino horn they can help save the species, which was classified as endangered (WWF, 2015). They argued in court that the ban has contributed to the recent rise in rhino poaching in South Africa.... [+] Read more