Is trophy hunting wholesome sport or pointless violence? The Trump administration moved last week to allow imports of trophy parts from African elephants, but met heavy protest and is reconsidering.
Grizzly trophy-hunting is at the heart of a ferocious debate in North America.
A bitter debate has erupted over the British Columbia government's recent decision to end grizzly bear trophy hunting. Here are the pros and cons of stopping the hunt.
A leopard shows its spots in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa.
Sound wildlife management is incredibly important, and could enhance the conservation status of large carnivores like the leopard, which has recently been listed as a vulnerable species.
Three generations of a Wisconsin family with a nine-point buck.
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What place does hunting have in our urbanized society? Is it acceptable to kill for fun? For conservation? Philosophy doesn't have all the answers, but it can help us understand opposing views.
Crocodiles are protected in Australia, but it wasn’t always so.
Should shooting crocs be allowed for elite hunters?
The death of Cecil the lion helped shed light on broader issues in the lion hunting world.
New research from Zambia's Luangwa Valley identifies reforms needed for lion trophy hunting.
Banning the hunts would harm the Inuit more than it would help the bears.
The mane event.
Forget fences and international agreements. This five-year study in the Serengeti has found the way forward.
Trophy hunting could keep conservation in business.
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The death of Cecil the lion ignited furious debate over trophy hunting in 2015. But conservationists argue that it's a necessary evil.
Hunting for game at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in South Africa.
Hunting remains a controversial pastime. But that hasn't stopped it attracting hunters wanting to track Africa's wide array of wild animals.
Angry messages taped up outside Palmer’s dental office were repeated thousands of times online.
Palmer was publicly shamed to a degree that's only possible in a world connected by social media. Could any good come from it?
Banning hunting can have negative impacts on the conservation of animals.
Botswanan communities, hunting operators and game farmers reacted badly to the country's hunting ban. This is because it generates income, particularly in poor rural areas.
People hunt for many reasons – it’s not just for trophies.
Recent media coverage of trophy hunting - following the death of the lion Cecil – raises questions about why some people seem to enjoy killing animals for fun.
Canned lion hunting is the focus of the 2015 film ‘Blood Lions’, which calls for the end of being ‘bred for the bullet’.
The film 'Blood Lions' is contributing to the debate over canned hunting by delving into a sensationalised yet comprehensive true story.
No trophy hunters that way … or that way.
The latest trophy hunting furore should at least raise the profile of Africa’s forgotten megafauna.
There are a number of potentially valuable lessons to be learned from Cecil the lion’s death.
Now that Cecil the Lion is gone, what lessons can be taken from the controversial manner of his death?
Stuffed animals left by protesters block the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dentist Walter James Palmer, an American hunter, has been accused of killing the lion without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured it out of Hwange National Park.
The fact that people are still travelling thousands of miles to kill exotic animals and bring back trophies shows deeply rooted cultural problems in Western societies.
Roar in peace.
Countries with healthy populations of big game should allow tourists to hunt them.
US TV presenter Melissa Bachman takes advantage of canned hunting regulations in South Africa.
Hunting is a major source of controversy on the African continent. Many nations have strict laws against hunting while others see it as an opportunity to make money.
US TV presenter Milissa Bachman caused a stir with this pic, but she is one of many trophy hunters.
There has been a huge increase in attention recently to the problem of wildlife poaching, mostly from the stream of grisly stories from Africa about rhino and elephants illegally killed for their horn…