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Macaw asked in EnvironmentConservation · 2 months ago

Are you agree for Trophy hunting as conservation method?


Some people argue Trophy hunting as conservation method

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I think "trophy" hunting is stupid.  I can understand and support hunting for food - especially when there's an overpopulation of some game animals.

    Most (if not all) states keep track of population and only allow so many hunting licenses to be issued as a way of keeping the animal population at a sustainable number.

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  • 2 months ago

    Sometimes, yes. Conservation is "wise use", not preservation, although it also encompasses the latter. Sometimes, you want to increase numbers; sometimes you want to decrease them. Sometimes you want a sustained yield; sometimes you want to wipe out something completely. It varies with the species and the location, among other things. That's why wildlife conservationists spend so much time in college taking different courses and get as much field experience as they can before graduation.

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  • Mr. P
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    2 months ago

    So to get this straight - you have to shoot them to preserve them?

    Say each elephant lives for 50 years normally, and you will only shoot the old ones (obviously), and each female elephant has only one baby elephant every 5 years, so in a herd of 100 elephants you may get an increase in the herd of 10 elephants a year, and half of those will be female and take 20 years to reach maturity to have a baby of their own, - The maths says you can shoot 3 or 4 a year for profit.

    But poachers take more than that anyway! 

    To make it work you would need to have high health in the herd, pay for security patrols, and make a profit on the one or two elephant shot per year to pay for the entire lot - for the year.

    If any die of natural causes or a shot by poachers - you still need to fund the entire operation with no trophy shooting that year on your books.

    It just doesn't work - financially or physically.

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  • al
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Only for trophy wives!!!

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  • 2 months ago

    How does killing animals for fun help any with conservation?  I can understand hunting for survival but not for sport.

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    • megalomaniac
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      1 month agoReport

      Conservation doesn't need money, we just need to stop killing animals for our amusement (and sometimes we don't even notice).

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