This week's episode is Part 1 of a two-part series on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The NAM is a series of principles (pillars) which are meant to inform the way we manage wildlife in the U.S. In this episode, Jonah and Mariana discuss the fundamental Public Trust Doctrine, its historical beginnings, the modern challenges it faces, and how it provides the central tenet behind the NAM as its first pillar.

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Read the articles in today's news update: Murder of Philippine ranger / Indigenous Pueblo loses land claim

And read the Wildlife Society's report on the Public Trust Doctrine:

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