Fastrig look at what is happening in South Africa with Leopard with hunting there was a reason to save them. I just back from there and every farmer now shoots them on sight. They have no value, if this keeps up there won’t be a Leopard left in South Africa in ten years
As I stated earlier, this is a multi-pronged issue. There are an estimated 700,000 leopards on the planet, which makes their position a bit different than the cheetah and tiger, though it sounds like in SA there is obviously an issue. I have seen some footage of people being attacked by leopard in SA so is this a reaction to that because the leopards have actually been expanding and moving into areas where there haven't been any in a long time? With that many leopards on the planet, I would say managed culling is very reasonable and logical, use the hunting fees for conservation and relocation efforts, or maybe to help other species like the cheetah that aren't as numerous and/or doing as well as the leopards. The leopard is the one big cat I would hunt, and that's because I've know that they are not endangered or stressed in any way. Charge me a fee, use that to help increase the cheetah and lion populations so they become a more viable and hunt-able species again.