Wildlife is a major revenue generator in some parts of the world. They’ve been killing poachers in Africa forever.
No question about that. I’ve done some wildlife research in Namibia, and the approach to poachers is extreem. American and European hunters pay major coin for big game, far more than a poacher could make in a hundred years, and that money directly benefits the local tribes. They use the funds to develop conservancies, build infrastructure, and as income for tribal members. If poachers go in and clean an area out, they’ve killed the goose that lays the golden eggs. A single managed white rhino could probably support a village for a year, but if a poacher has bagged it and cut off its horn for a 100 bucks just so some rich guy in Shanghai can think he’s going to get rock-hard, everybody loses.
“Theyve been killing poachers in Africa forever.’
That’s good news too.