Wildlife policy determines whether a species may be hunted or harvested; and in what quantity, when and where. It establishes how a species may be used, whether it can be traded, sold or otherwise distributed; and in what forms: live, dead, parts, pieces or derivatives. Policy controls how people interact with wildlife and sets the penalties for violating laws and regulations. Effective conservation is wholly dependent on sound wildlife policy.
E. Cooper Environmental Consulting offers more than 20 years of experience in analysing and developing national and international policy for the sustainable use, trade and conservation of wildlife.
Example of wildlife trade policy analysis:
Reuter, A. and Cooper, E.W.T (2016). Legislative or other Controls Concerning the Conservation and Protection of the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Selected Range States. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, Canada. 62 pp.