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  • Catherine E. Semcer
  • PERC Research Fellow Catherine Semcer joins Elevate the Hunt to discuss the African model of wildlife conservation. Catherine notes the important role hunting plays in funding conservation throughout the African continent. She explains why markets have played such a unique role in supporting conservation in Africa, argues that it would be a mistake to take away hunting revenue before credible funding alternatives exist, and discusses what the future of African conservation funding might look like.

    For more information about how proposed trophy hunting bans would hurt conservation, read Catherine Semcer’s Wall Street Journal article “A Trophy-Hunting Ban Could Hurt Animals More Than It Helps.”

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    • Catherine E. Semcer
      Catherine E. Semcer

      Catherine E. Semcer is a research fellow with the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana and the African Wildlife Economy Institute at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She also serves as a member of the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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