WMI’s primary service area is consulting. We are one of few organisations experienced in developing such a broad range of wildlife related solutions both nationally and internationally, including wildlife research, conservation, management conflicts, education, marketing, and trade related. We are involved in the design of sophisticated management programs aimed at merging conservation and development goals, and provide management and review services for such projects.
We have extensive experience with the intricacies of international conservation conventions and treaties such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). We are often engaged in detailed assessments of politically-charged conservation and wildlife use issues around the world – where science, politics, economics and moral standards become entangled – and have maintained a reputation for coming up with innovative solutions. WMI have often been involved in forensic assessments involving people and wildlife, and in the preparation and presentation of evidence in legal conflicts
Underlying most of our efforts in this field is the realisation that traditional, cultural and economic dependence on wild plants and animals varies greatly from culture to culture, within and between countries. We endeavour to find practical solutions. Where sustainable commercial wild harvesting can produce economic benefits for people and governments to invest in conservation of wild species and habitats, we encourage such programs. Where setting aside habitat for national Parks and reserves is appropriate we support such initiatives. Indeed, we can proudly look at hundreds of square kilometres of habitat now fully protected due to our efforts.