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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

June 27th 2016:How Do We Value Wildlife with Calvin Cottar

New conservation models and strategies are ripe for out of the box thinking to be responsive to the hierarchy of needs and shifts in both multi-use landscapes and various value systems, with economic benefits based upon productivity through payment for ecosystem services (PES). If wildlife has no value to the local private landowners that depend 100% on living off their land, then wildlife will not be considered as part of the economic equation of payment or solutions, or via utilization- a slippery term in itself. Through 'wildlife user rights', Wildlife Forums, a process was designed to culm

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Calvin Cottar

Born in 1963, Calvin followed his family to Kenya and a full on guide by age 15. As an apprentice professional hunter with Robin Hurt Safaris in Tanzania for a year before qualifying to be a full PH. In ’89 he returned to Kenya forming Wildlife Management Consultancies Ltd, created specifically to train and assist multiple landowners to successfully benefit from 'wildlife user rights', requiring a full gamut of wildlife management skills. In ‘93 Calvin started consultancy with the Community Wildlife Service department of KWS initiating a training program for the problem animal control unit. In ’98, with his family, he built the unique Cottars 1920's Safari Camp near Maasai Mara National Re
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 23/10/2017 08:00 23/10/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world New conservation models and strategies are ripe for out of the box thinking to be responsive to the hierarchy of needs and shifts in both multi-use landscapes and various value systems, with economic benefits based upon productivity through payment for ecosystem services (PES). If wildlife has no value to the local private landowners that depend 100% on living off their land, then wildlife will not be considered as part of the economic equation of payment or solutions, or via utilization- a slippery term in itself. Through 'wildlife user rights', Wildlife Forums, a process was designed to culminate in devolved user rights and conservation responsibility to land owners , bringing landowners needs into the country’s wildlife policy. Whether we like it or not, coexistence comes at a price– how we define ‘price’, how it’s paid for and by whom, is the topic Calvin and I discuss today. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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