Bans on importing hunting trophies risk harming, not helping, endangered species.
An Africa-based conservation expert explains why trophy hunting has not delivered for wildlife in most parts of Africa, and that local communities benefit next to nothing from its continued practice
Legal hunting helps rhino conservation for biological and socio-economic reasons.
To many of us trophy hunting is repellent. But here’s a look at why killing wild animals might be pleasurable to some.
Enrico Di Minin, University of Helsinki; Anna Haukka, University of Helsinki; Anna Hausmann, University of Helsinki; Christoph Fink, University of Helsinki; Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Flinders University; Gonzalo Cortés-Capano, University of Helsinki; Hayley Clements, Stellenbosch University, and Ricardo A. Correia, University of Helsinki
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.