Despite ample evidence showing that legal, regulated hunting is an important economic and management component of wildlife conservation in Africa, we have recently seen increased pressure from North America and Europe to limit importation of hunting trophies. These arguments are typically based primarily on emotion and false narratives about wildlife and its conservation. Uncertainty …
One day we will all look back on the difficulties and achievements of the CAMPFIRE program and know this is a positive force in the world.
In the year ahead, South Africa will continue to draw on the achievements made in 2017, learn from any mistakes, and adopt international best practices.