Is hunting animals a viable conservation strategy?

  • by: Kelly Rogers
  • target: Joe Hosmer of Safari Club International Foundation ~ Teresa M. Telecky from Humane Society International

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When, in January, a Dallas-based hunting organization auctioned off the right to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia, animal welfare groups and some conservation organizations blasted the scheme. You can’t save a species by killing it, they said. Hunting organizations – joined by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – defended the auction, and said the $350,000 it raised will boost conservation efforts in East Africa. So: Is hunting a viable wildlife conservation strategy? Or is it a contradiction in terms? Teresa M. Telecky from Humane Society International and Joe Hosmer of Safari Club International Foundation continue the debate here.

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Hunters Value Wildlife

by Joe Hosmer

Joe Hosmer is the president of Safari Club International Foundation, a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation through sustainable use.

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Hunting Is a Setback to Wildlife Conservation

by Teresa M. Telecky

Teresa M. Telecky, PhD is the director of the wildlife department for Humane Society International.

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