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Hunting Is a Setback to Wildlife Conservation

-Teresa M. Telecky, PhD is the director of the wildlife department for Humane Society International. Nearly 40 years ago, Kenya banned trophy hunting. Within the past two years, other African countries have realized the wisdom of Kenya’s approach and instituted similar bans. Botswana and Zambia, once major destinations for pursuers of Africa’s “Big Five” – African elephant, African lion, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros – have also prohibited this biologically reckless activity…
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by: Teresa M. Telecky, PhD – Summer 2014

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