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Third Party Certifications: Why Are We Letting Foxes Guard the Hen House?   Using “organic” shrimp as the case in point for examining the pros and cons of 3rd Party “Eco-Labeling”   A Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR) Searching for Sustainable Solutions Series White Paper 2018-002-Certification Standards   Authored by John D. Aquilino...

Houghton College’s Professor Eli Knapp traveled from western New York state to villages bordering Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Ruaha National Park to find out why poachers ply their illegal trade. His research universe was quite different than organized poaching gangs on the prowl for rhino horn,...

The team at IFCNR hopes everyone had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July! This holiday is no doubt a summer favorite filled with fun outdoor activities for friends and family, the highlight often involving an elaborate display of dazzling fireworks. As fun as fireworks can be,...

If justice proves successful, a soon to be influx of Asian criminals to California penal institutions will have to answer the perennial question put to newcomers: “Whatya infor?” “Poaching wild succulents” will be their only response. “Very valuable.” Wild succulents? Succulents are some 45 species of plants of...

Throughout Southeast Asia wildlife, large and small, is being injured and killed by means of snares.  A snare, for the uninitiated, is essentially the animal equivalent of a hangman’s noose, only made of wire or rope.  It can encircle a neck, leg, or body inflicting...

Pangolins are highly intelligent, puppy-faced, cute, and cuddly armored little insect-eating creatures whose eight species live half in Africa and half in Asia.  They look like animated characters created by a truly warped Disney cartoonist who crossed an artichoke with a giant carp to create...

The Manhattan Project’s contribution to shutting the door on World War II was monumental, but its practice of pulling together resources from government, the private sector and academia may prove a legacy of nearly equal benefit. The Argonne National Laboratory at the University of Chicago’s origins...

The Case for Conservancies: Nature’s Bio-filtration      A Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR) Searching for Sustainable Solutions Series White Paper 2018-003-Conservancies     Authored by Thomas James John D. Aquilino Jr. Kelsy Armstrong March  2018       © 2018 – All Rights Reserved International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR)     Abstract Developing sound solutions to environmental and social...

Can the World’s Protein Needs Be Met? At What Cost? Is Prometheus Progenitor Genetics Technologies A Key to the Solution?   An International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR) Searching for Sustainable Solutions Series White Paper 2018-001-Protein     Authored by John D. Aquilino Jr. Kelsy Armstrong March  2018   © 2018 – All Rights Reserved International Foundation for...