Trophy Hunting Money: Local Communities Get Very Little
Trophy hunting has been thrust into the spotlight after an American dentist paid $50,000 to kill Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion. Proponents of hunting have said that money earned by operators goes back into conservation and local communities but is this actually true? According to a report, as little as 3 percent of income goes towards community development, an integral step in successfully implementing conservation initiatives. Read more in Statista's latest graphical feature on Forbes.
This chart shoes expenditure as a % of income of a hypothetical hunting operator in Tanzania.
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