Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
How communities in Botswana are counting the costs of a trophy hunting ban.
A new study evaluates what South African landowners who run trophy hunting operations would do in the event of a hunting ban.
Private game farming isn’t being managed in a socially or environmentally sustainable way.
A green criminologist weighs up the evidence.
In light of Botswana’s decision to allow trophy hunting again, new evidence suggests elephant poaching has been on the rise.
Lifting the trophy hunting moratorium in Botswana is more about politics and less about elephant conservation.
Trophy hunting is not the solution to Africa’s wildlife conservation challenges. There are other ways.
Few people could argue that hunting wildlife for trophies is moral, but conservationists have bigger fish to fry to reverse biodiversity loss
The economic, social and conservation reasons why hunting remains relevant in southern Africa.
Wildlife hunts are supposed to be grounded in sound science, but new research casts doubt on this assumption.
Computer models have produced some very worrying results.
The Trump administration is considering requests from hunters to import wildlife trophies (body parts) on a case-by-case basis. Does this approach promote conservation or threaten endangered species?
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.
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.
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.
Should shooting crocs be allowed for elite hunters?
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.
Forget fences and international agreements. This five-year study in the Serengeti has found the way forward.