Hunting Trophy Bans Risk Undermining “30×30” and African Wildlife Conservation

Source: Property and Environment Research Center
by Catherine E Semcer

“Congress is considering banning the importation of hunting trophies from Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe as part of the current Interior Appropriations Bill. Proponents of the measure, which has already passed the House, hope it will conserve wildlife by discouraging Americans from traveling to hunt wildebeest, elephants, and other charismatic species in Africa. However, because wildlife agencies in the affected countries significantly rely on trophy hunting revenue, and because Americans comprise the dominant share of the trophy hunting market, the measure risks having the opposite of its intended effect.” (09/21/22)×30-and-african-wildlife-conservation/