Killing Elephants in Order to Save Them
Is killing an endangered animal for sport the best way to save the species from extinction?
The World Bank—one of the largest sources of financing for biodiversity conservation projects in developing countries—thinks it is. Despite the facts, anti-hunting groups continue to naively push for hunting bans and they are succeeding in some areas such as Botswana.
The World Bank approved a U.S. $46 million grant to Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest countries, late last year to bolster tourism and alleviate poverty. Now, $700,000 of that has been earmarked to bolster trophy hunting of elephants and lions.