Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013.


From the back cover:

In Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, Darcy Ingram explores the combination of NGOs, fish and game clubs, and state-administered leases that formed the basis of a unique system of wildlife conservation in North America. Inspired by a longstanding belief in progress, improvement, and social order based on European as well as North American models, this system effectively privatized Quebec’s fish and game resources, often to the detriment of commercial and subsistence hunters and fishers.

From the Foreword by Graeme Wynn:

Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec offers a new and important account of fish and game protection in that province and adds significantly to our understanding of the development and implementation of conservationist ideas in Canada… Ingram’s substantial contribution challenges readers to ponder anew the ways in which people have framed their interactions with the natural world and to reflect upon whether, or how far, developments in other jurisdictions parallel those charted here.

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