Darimont et al.'s new article: "Hallmarks of science" missing from wildlife management

Recently published in Science Advances, UVic Geography's Chris Darimont and fellow authors make the case that the "hallmarks of science" are missing from North American wildlife management policy. Contrary to the claims of resource management companies who often defend controversial policies as adhering to science-based approaches, Darimont et al. found that less than half of the management systems in the US and Canada meet indicator criteria. The article's proposed evaluation framework and findings provide guidance for adopting a science-based approach to safeguard not only wildlife but also agencies from potential social, legal and political conflict. Read the full article here.