Links to published research on the impacts of trophy hunting.
The US Congressional report on international trophy hunting 2019
Testimony to the US Congress, July 18, 2019 By Iris Ho, on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States in support of H.R. 2245, Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act (herein, the CECIL Act).
Trophy Hunting – A Relic of the Past Published in the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation Report by Myanna Dellinger which concludes that ” Time has come to end the practice of trophy hunting of threatened or endangered species. It is a relic of the past. “
Economic FAILURE of trophy hunting
THIS REPORT found that JUST 3% OF FEES GO TO COMMUNITIES The $200 Million question – Examining the Claims of Economic Benefits of Trophy Hunting
Trophy hunting targets successful males in their prime, reversing natural selection and weakening the gene pool – those established males have the attributes trophy hunters target Paying the Price – New Research indicates trophy hunters pay more to target large-bodied carnivores
conservation failure of trophy hunting
Missing the Mark: African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits. The Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources has published a 25-page report discussing the failure of trophy hunting in conserving species in many areas of Africa.
Africa is Changing, Should its Protected Areas Evolve? Bertrand Chardonnet , 2019
Missing The Mark: African Trophy Hunting Consistently Fails to Show Conservation Benefits A report by the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources, June 2016
The Cruelty of Killing with Cross Bows a Report by the Animals Rights Coalition
Trophy Hunters target rare species – On the use of the IUCN status for the management of trophy hunting
Lucille Palazy, Christophe Bonenfant, Jean-Michel Gaillard and Franck Courchamp
“Our results suggest that although a protective IUCN status lowers the exploitation of the moderately threatened species, hunting pressure on the most threatened one increases instead. The ﬁndings support the possibility of an anthropogenic Allee effect (AAE), i.e. a disproportionate exploitation of the rarest species. Implications. The highly proﬁtable exploitation of rare species could have harmful consequences, unless appropriate management actions and protection rules are enforced.”
A Psychology of trophy hunting: A new book just published on the motivation of individuals that trophy hunt.
IUCN World Commission of Environmental Law Ethics Committee report on trophy hunting. Compatibility of Trophy Hunting as a Form of Sustainable Use with IUCN’s Objectives
Ethics should not be ignored when it comes to conservation. Batavia et al on Trophy Hunting