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Trends Ecol Evol. 2016 Feb;31(2):99-102. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.12.006. Epub 2015 Dec 30.

Banning Trophy Hunting Will Exacerbate Biodiversity Loss.

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1
Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, FI-00014, Helsinki, Finland; School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X 54001, Durban 4000, South Africa. Electronic address: enrico.di.minin@helsinki.fi.
2
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge, CB2 3EN, UK.
3
The Environment Institute and School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia; Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution - UMR CNRS 8079, Université Paris-Sud, Bat 362, F-91405, Orsay Cedex, France.

Abstract

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:

Africa; community; lion; policy; rhinoceros; trophy hunting

PMID:
26746807
DOI:
10.1016/j.tree.2015.12.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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