The North American Wildlife Conservation Model
- The time-tested North American Wildlife Conservation Model is the only one of its kind in the world. In the mid-1800s, hunters and anglers realized they needed to set limits in order to protect rapidly disappearing wildlife, and assume responsibility for managing wild habitats. Hunters and anglers were among the first to crusade for wildlife protection and remain some of today's most important conservation leaders.
- The model's two basic principles: 1) that our fish and wildlife belong to all North American citizens, and 2) are to be managed in such a way that their populations will be sustained forever - are explained through a set of guidelines known as the "Seven Sisters for Conservation." The "Seven Sisters" hold the key to wildlife conservation as we know it today.
Information on the North American Model - 7 Sisters for Wildlife Conservation - is used by permission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation