HUNTing for sustainability
Research on the impact of hunting on biodiversity has shown that hunting can be a force for good in conserving biodiversity. There is evidence that hunting can achieve goals for biodiversity because of the conservation focus many hunting systems have.
But where hunting has negative consequences there are strong cultural reasons why this is maintained. Thus there is a need to understand the cultural and institutional frameworks in which hunting operates if policy is to achieve the goal of utilizing hunting to managing our wildlife sustainably.
Photo: N. Bunnefeld