Wild Fur is even better. It is a natural resource which is renewable and sustainable. By using wild fur aids of balancing the ecosystem of wildlife. It avoids over-population in the wild. Like Coyote is over-populated and becomes a threat to local people and some species conservation in North America.
On the other hand, Wild Fur consuming controls the over-growth of invasive species in the regions. According to The National Wildlife Federation, approximately 42 percent of threatened or endangered species are at risk due to invasive species. Regulated trapping is able to prevent the risk of spreading diseases such as rabies, mange, distemper. Some damages will be caused to the natural habitat, farmland, roads and other properties by the wildlife. Therefore, funds have been paid and invested by local governments in order to control wildlife populations every year. “For wildlife biologists and conservationists, managing wild furbearers is critical.” said Americas Fur Resources Council. Wild fur could be considered as a by-product of Wildlife Conservation and Management.
Real Fur is always sustainable and worth to preserve!
Yet, we definitely require more effective and balanced implementation to make it more sustainable. So Traceability really takes a main role on this matter. In the existing operation of wild fur industry, there is no system available to keep trapping records. All other details, even if available, are very limited. There are about 215,000 licensed trappers and hunters in North America. We really need effective and accurate tools to help us recording the statistics of harvest. As a pioneer, we introduce a Wild Fur RFID program. Information of each pelt can be traced back from the beginning of trapping. A more transparent fur supply chain can be displayed to customers.
- Who are the trappers?
- Where do they trap?
- How many have they trapped in each season?
- Is the quantity of certain species deceasing?