If you read the first line of my comments you will see East Africa mentioned as being the issue, not Namibia. Both RSA and Namibia have their own problems but nothing to the extent of East Africa. I also note, that there is a big meeting in Las Vegas in regards to the new hunting season and yes jobs and income would be affected. Its about future generations us and them don't you think.
Namibia and RSA are fairly well controlled and have more resources to that end! This is not the case in East Africa.
A moratorium on hunting in East Africa should be in place until a genuine census can be established. By this, I don't mean a Govt or their affiliates census. It must be an independent census, this shouldn't be too hard to implement.
I would have thought it would have been better to conserve DNA specimens for future artificial insemination to protect the bloodlines (Namibia Black Rhino auction)? Perhaps some expert can add something to this conversation regarding this?
Lets wait for the new census on animal populations in the Selous? BTW, I have directed most of my comments towards the SGR and the need to better manage and sustain the standard of living we (Globally) all enjoy today and wildlife, through sustainable development and conservation. There's nothing broad based about that in my opinion. I don't think I need to explain what endangered means....look it up in a dictionary and read more about what's happening in this part of the world.
Tourism works well where wildlife is plentiful-yes I agree totally. This is a huge amount of money lost when an elephant is shot dead and opposed to Shot by a Nikon. I say again a complete moratorium should be in place until we have actual figures.
What is the true cost of a trophy....I mean seriously!