Yeah it is hard for me to say of course but would it really be that bad. I mean Tanzania has been hunting for a long time and that does not affect the safari tourism. If the only means to manage the elephant population is a culling of a major part of the elephants or lose the park to soil erosion!?
This and next year they have actually banned all hunting in Tanzania except the tourism hunting due to mismanagement for a long time.
But of course here in Tanzania space has not been to big factor the elephants could wander between parks and other protected areas. But during the first years of 2000 we actually had a little too many elephants in some areas that started to take a toll on the landscape, sadly that is not a problem at all anymore due to poaching it is a dramatic loss of elephants. I started my first years in Selou GR as a young bloke could wander around freely and also go on antipoaching with the rangers something I wouldn’t do today a little bit depending on my age I am a little wiser and more a mortal than then, but also because it is so much more dangerous now! It was paradise for me not so easy now and I am also actually afraid to go back and see the southern and middle parts of Selou, I like to remember them as they were before the big onslaught of poaching.
What did Ron Think?
Edited by Tomas, 21 March 2016 - 04:55 PM.