Exploring the Emerging New Order in Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife Science: Linking Ecological Theory and Management Applications
Shane P. Mahoney

Historical perspectives of the wildlife conservation movement reveal the complex interplay between evolving states of knowledge and evolving societal values and expectations. Wildlife science has matured greatly since its first beginning, but like many other disciplines finds difficulty in striking a balance between its historical focus and the knowledge requirements imposed by current social and ecological realities. Nevertheless, to maintain its relevance in the 21st century our discipline must find this balance.