Back in 2012, John Stossel interviewed Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Brian Yablonski who pointed out how private conservation efforts coupled with hunting have brought back the state’s quail population.
That same year, 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan did a story on Texas landowners who set up an arrangement that has helped revive Africa wild animal populations that were on the brink of extinction. The Texas initiatives also included hunting arrangements too. Not surprisingly, animal rights activists want to shut these preservation efforts down.
These kind of conservation efforts have been much more successful in helping to revive and preserve endangered species than state and federal statutes along with lawsuits brought by environmentalist groups.