75 έτη από την ίδρυση της Wildlife Society

In the early part of the 20th century, wildlife conservation largely focused on game breeding. But in the late 1920s, notable conservationists such as Aldo Leopold, Arthur Allen, and Herbert Stoddard began to speak about ecology and management, prompting the American Game Institute (now the Wildlife Management Institute) to ask Leopold and others to draft a comprehensive policy for wildlife conservation. The resulting American Game Policy called for a program of restoration implemented by scientifically trained professionals with a stable funding source. The time had come for wildlife management to “be recognized as a distinct profession and developed accordingly” (Leopold 1930).

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