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Obser­va­tions and opin­ions con­cern­ing zoos, evo­lu­tion, nature con­ser­va­tion and the way we treat/​support the ecosys­tems which are sup­posed to serve us.

Obser­va­tions and opin­ions con­cern­ing zoos, evo­lu­tion, nature con­ser­va­tion and the way we treat/​support the ecosys­tems which are sup­posed to serve us

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No way that tro­phy hunt­ing can pre­vent species’ extinc­tion in a sus­tain­able manner

pub­lished 17 Jan­u­ary 2018 | mod­i­fied 17 Jan­u­ary 2018
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No way that trophy hunting can prevent species’ extinction in a sustainable manner

The con­ser­va­tion through hunt­ing model has led to many, some­times heated, debates. Per­son­ally, I can­not under­stand why a per­son should kill an ani­mal when the ani­mal isn’t an imme­di­ate threat to that per­son or isn’t an indis­pens­able part of that person’s diet. But when the con­ser­va­tion value is proven I am pre­pared to adopt the model in my thoughts.

When you search the inter­net you can find many arti­cles that address the model and the accom­pa­ny­ing debate, but some inter­est­ing thoughts I came across in a recently pub­lished arti­cle enti­tled ‘Big game hunters: We’re the answer to pre­vent­ing extinc­tion’ made me aware of how twisted some of the rea­son­ing is. There­fore, I com­ment on a few of those that stood out to me.

The price on the head of a

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Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

Tiger map” (CC BY 2.5) by Sander­son et al., 2006.

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