Recreational hunting has long been a controversial issue. Is it a threat to biodiversity or can it be a tool for conservation, giving value to species and habitats that might otherwise be lost? Are the moral objections to hunting for pleasure well founded? Does recreational hunting support rural livelihoods in developing countries, or are these benefits exaggerated by proponents?
For the first time, this book addresses many of the issues that are fundamental to an understanding of the real role of recreational hunting in conservation and rural development. It examines the key issues, asks the difficult questions, and seeks to present the answers to guide policy. Where the answers are not available, it highlights gaps in our knowledge and lays out the research agenda for the next decade.
Part 1 Conservation and Hunting.
1. Conservation and hunting: friends or foes? N. Leader-Williams.
2. An overview of recreational hunting in North America, Europe and Australia Robin Sharp and Kai Wollscheid.
3. Recreational fisheries: socio-economic importance, conservation issues and management challenges Robert Arlinghaus and Steven J. Cooke.
4. The ethics of recreational hunting Barney Dickson.
Part 2 Science.
5. The science of sustainable hunting E.J.Milner-Gulland, Nils Bunnefeld and Gil Proaktor.
6. Guns, sheep and genes: when and why trophy hunting may be a selective pressure Marco Festa-Bianchet and Ray Lee.
7. Science and the recreational hunting of lions Andrew Loveridge, Craig Packer and Adam Dutton.
Part 3 Livelihoods.
8. Sportsman’s shot, poacher’s pot: hunting, local people and the history of conservation William M. Adams.
9. Exploitation prevents extinction: Case study of endangered Himalayan sheep and goats Michael R. Frisina & Sardar Naseer A. Tareen.
10. Community benefits from safari hunting and related activities in southern Africa Brian T.B. Jones.
Part 4 Policy and Practice.
11. Conservation values from falconry Robert E. Kenward.
12. Gamebird science, agricultural policy and biodiversity conservation in lowland UK Nicholas J. Aebischer.
13. The re-introduction of recreational hunting in Uganda Richard H. Lamprey and Arthur Mugisha.
14. Does recreational hunting conflict with photo-tourism? Richard Davies, Kas Hamman and Hector Magome.
Part 5 Governance.
15. When does hunting contribute to conservation & rural development? Bill Wall and Brian Child.
16. Recreational hunting and sustainable wildlife use in North America Shane Patrick Mahoney.
17. The development of a recreational hunting industry and its relationship with conservation in southern Africa Vernon R. Booth and David H.M. Cumming.
18. The influence of corruption on the conduct of recreational hunting N. Leader-Williams, R.D. Baldus and R.J. Smith.
Part 6 Regulation and Certification.
19. Regulation and recreational hunting Alison M. Rosser.
20. The application of certification to hunting: a case for simplicity Brian Child and Bill Wall.
21. Conservation, Livelihoods and Recreational Hunting: Issues and Strategies William M Adams, Barney Dickson, Holly Dublin and Jon Hutton.