Inside how Botswana’s trophy hunting is making the rich richer and the poor poorer

Inside how Botswana’s trophy hunting is making the rich richer and the poor poorer

Botswana’s trophy hunting which was supposed to benefit local communities is instead shifting wealth from them to the country’s big businessmen- Sunday Standard investigations have revealed. In the latest development, a company owned by business mogul Derek Brink has strong armed an Okavango Delta based community trust to award them an elephant hunting quota at […]

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US hunters import almost one million hunting trophies including skulls, mounts, and teeth

US hunters import almost one million hunting trophies including skulls, mounts, and teeth

“The tremendous influx of hunting trophies into the United States indicates massive animal exploitation at a time when the world is facing extinction.” Over the course of five years, American hunters imported more than 700,000 hunting trophies, including skulls, mounts, and teeth, among other things. According to data collected by the Center for Biological Diversity […]

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South Africa allocates a significant number of leopards, elephants and rhinos to trophy hunters

South Africa allocates a significant number of leopards, elephants and rhinos to trophy hunters

Trophy hunters will be able to hunt ten leopards, ten black rhinos, and 150 elephants in 2022, according to forestry, fisheries, and environment minister Barbara Creecy. Trophy hunting, according to Creecy’s department, generates economic incentives that encourage conservation. It also serves as a beneficial wildlife management technique, as it is utilized to remove (mainly) excess […]

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Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition

Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition

A new poll shows that more than 75% of Americans oppose trophy hunting, and 82% oppose the trophy hunting and import of African lions and elephants, both listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Notwithstanding this evidence of public opposition to trophy hunting, a stubborn minority is meeting at the Safari Club International’s convention […]

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