Shane Mahoney of Conservation Visions and Randy Newberg introduce the Wild Harvest Initiative, a 6 year data collection project that exhibits the impact and necessity of wild food in North America.

As defined by the Wild Harvest Initiative team, “Wild Harvest Initiative® is the first serious effort to evaluate the combined economic, conservation, and social benefits of recreational wild animal harvests in modern American and Canadian societies. The program’s structured, science-based approach, combined with its long-term advocacy and knowledge mobilization strategies, provides a new and innovative assessment of wildlife’s value and the benefits of wild harvest activities not just to hunters and anglers, but to all citizens, including even those who are opposed to animal use. Its mission is to educate, advocate, build and inspire alliances, and influence public and political opinion to positively impact people and nature.”

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