Tagged: sport hunting

A rational look at rhinos, Namibia and sport-hunting - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jan 17, 2014

One of the points about conservation that seems to elude many, is that conservation isn’t about imposing your values on others.  It is about increasing the populations of endangered species.  This conflict came to head with the forthcoming auction of a hunting-permit for one black rhino in Namibia. The idea of sport hunting is an anathema to many.  The outrage … Read More

Conservation gains from hunting: The Markhor - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 20, 2013

Recent days have seen an outpouring of invectives against game hunters on social media.  Much of this outrage misses some vital points about conservation.  Sometimes, sport hunting generates significant conservation benefits.  The reason is that sport hunting isn’t a wild west of killer-shooters ranged against helpless endangered wildlife.  Rather it is often a tightly regulated business that creates benefits for … Read More