Here is a link to an article on Cecile the lion: RIP Cecil the lion – what will be his legacy? And who should decide?
It discusses whether a ban on hunting would indeed improve the conservation of African species or lead to further decline.
“Bans on trophy hunting in Tanzania (1973-78), Kenya (1977) and Zambia (2000-03) accelerated a rapid loss of wildlife due to the removal of incentives for conservation. Early anecdotal reports suggest this may already be happening in Botswana, which banned all hunting last year.”
It is an important conversation to be had. Authored by Rosie Cooney, Chair of the IUCN’s CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group