Of seven countries that engage in trophy hunting, 696,708 km2 of land is set aside for the practice but employs a total of just 9,703 people, and most of them for six months only.. At the moment the bones are a by-product of the hunting industry, but many fear that poaching wild lions for the trade could follow.
The lion is one of the Big Five which can be trophy hunted on a hunting safari in South Africa, accompanied by experienced professional hunters.
The claimed 'equation' is a simple one â€“ that trophy hunting equals conservation of African wildlife and habitat. SCI's claims are based on a commissioned study .
US $700,000 of that was directly earmarked to promote trophy hunting of elephants and lions. Under the Bank's initiative, 80 hunting permits at US $11,000 each .