“The primary threats to the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) are habitat loss and fragmentation, commercial ivory poaching, and retaliatory killing. Safari hunting has been generating benefits and revenues that are especially effective and unique in reducing those threats and conserving elephant. But for that legal, regulated hunting, the present status and prospects for elephant would be far worse.”
This piece done by our friends at Conservation Force does an excellent job of highlighting the benefits of “conservation through hunting,” in this case specifically with elephants. Click below for the full document.