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CRIMES AGAINST NATURE: CONSERVATION LAW AND THE HISTORY OF WILDLIFE PROTECTION IN THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGION

From state hunting seasons to international bans on ivory, conservation law plays an important part in wildlife protection here in South Mountain and around the world. The Pennsylvania Game Commission was established in 1895 as one of the Progressive-era reforms spearheaded by conservation leaders such as Joseph Rothrock, Gifford Pinchot and Mira Lloyd Dock. Chad Eyler of the Pennsylvania Game Commission provided an overview of the history of development of conservation law, and how it has evolved into the modern system we witness in the South Mountain region and across the nation. Eyler was joined by Rich Mislitsky (Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation) and Dr. Nathan Thomas (Shippensburg University) for a panel discussion to explore how conservation law is being applied to address current conservation challenges.

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