Articles & Research

The Role of Hunting in Conserving African Wildlife

Testimony before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, July 18, 2019

Catherine Semcer’s testimony on the “Cecil Act” provides a fact-based explanation of the important role hunting plays in protecting Africa’s wildlife.  Semcer, a research fellow with PERC, has served as COO of Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants and as Senior Washington D.C. Representative for the Sierra Club.

Mzuri Wildlife Foundation Marks 50 Years of Conservation Success

American Hunter article by Karen Mehall Phillips, August 15, 2019

How the Covid-19 Pandemic is Threatening Africa’s Wildlife

BBC News Report, May 6, 2020

Living Planet Report 2020

World Wildlife Fund Report, 2020

This study shows an average 68% decline in nearly 21,000 wildlife populations over the last 50 years.

IUCN Briefing Paper – Informing Decisions on Trophy Hunting

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Briefing Paper, September 2016

This briefing paper by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) draws on a set of case studies to highlight that well managed trophy hunting can – and does – positively contribute to conservation and local livelihoods in the face of intense competing pressures on wildlife habitat and widespread poaching.

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