Why trophy hunters in Tajikistan are unlikely saviors of the snow leopard | Animals

There are few mammals that capture our imagination more than the rare and elusive snow leopard. Listed as vulnerable on the red list of threatened species, fewer than 7,000 Panthera uncia are thought to remain across the high mountains of Asia. Of these, an estimated 5% live in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains, the third-highest ecosystem in … Read more

Regulated trophy hunting aids wildlife conservation | Letters

Animal cruelty is abhorrent, and we welcome actions that unambiguously increase animal welfare. However, campaigns that conflate the cruelty of elephant rides and dolphin attractions with the conservation dividends supported by sustainable hunting (Letters, April 1) risk decreasing animal welfare and imperilling biodiversity. We are concerned that pressure from well-meaning campaigners to enact the current … Read more