Leopard hunting effectively banned in South Africa

leopard close upSouth Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has set provincial leopard hunting quotas at zero for 2016,  following a report led by South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
“Recent research suggests that trophy hunting may be unsustainable in Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal and possibly North West,” said a government statement. “This is due mainly to excessive quotas, clumping of hunting effort, poor trophy selection, and the additive effects of DCA [damage-causing-animal] control combined with other forms of illegal off-take.”

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