Banning trophy hunting will exacerbate biodiversity loss
International pressure to ban trophy hunting is increasing. However, we argue that trophy hunting can be an important conservation tool, provided it can be done in a controlled manner to benefit biodiversity conservation and local people. Where political and governance structures are adequate, trophy hunting can help address the ongoing loss of species. Keywords: trophy hunting, Africa, lion, rhinoceros, community, policy.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
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