‘Poorly conceived’ trophy hunting bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told

Proposed ban on trophy hunting imports ignores African perspectives and could reverse conservation gains, says open letter

A proposed UK ban on trophy hunting imports risks undermining the conservation of rhinos, elephants and other endangered wildlife, according to a group of leading scientists and conservationists who said African perspectives have been ignored by the government.

On Friday, MPs will vote on a private member’s bill to ban trophy hunting imports while, separately, the government is preparing legislation to ban hunting trophies from thousands of species, including lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and polar bears.

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