Trophy hunting: Bans create opening for change

Katarzyna Nowak*, Phyllis C. Lee, Jorgelina Marino, Mucha Mkono, Hannah Mumby, Andrew Dobson, Ross Harvey, Keith Lindsay, David Lusseau, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

*Corresponding author for this work

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10 Citations (Scopus)


In their Letter “Trophy hunting bans imperil biodiversity” (30 August, p.874), A. Dickman et al. warn that banning trophy hunting, a practice many of them deem “repugnant,” could threaten African biodiversity and livelihoods. What they actually describe is how loss of funding may impart these effects, without specifying any unique benefits of trophy hunting. It is defeatist to defend business-as-usual instead of promoting alternative conservation activities that could sustain formerly trophy-hunted species and areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-435
Number of pages2
Issue number6464
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2019


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