If It Pays, It Stays: Trophy Hunting and Rhino Conservation

Terry Anderson explains how hunting in Namibia provides local communities with the right incentives to manage and conserve wildlife. By earning a revenue from these hunts, locals are turning wildlife from a liability—something that might trample crops or injure people—to an asset. In other words, Namibia is proving the old western rancher adage, “if it pays, it stays.”

 

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