My wife and I work with wildlife veterinarians and on wildlife reserves in SA for two months every year. Not that that makes me an authority, but the general numbers we hear are about an 8 to 1 ratio between what hunting brings into SA compared to photo safaris. It's too bad the "conservationists" or "greenies" do not have a clue on how wildlife is managed in Africa (varies per country) and the absolute necessity of the hunting dollar. A lot the tourist dollars go to foreign countries, where the lodge, business owners live. Hunting supports so many industries, like taxidermy, lodge workers, trackers, etc. as well as the local hunting safari owners, etc. We've done many photo safaris around Africa over the years, and they are fun, Unfortunately, most people who do visit Africa on safari never learn about the real Africa/conservation concerns and how difficult it is. For example, the SA government does not fund most wildlife programs. Understandably so, as unemployment there is around 50%...and to add to that problem, the people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique are flooding in to SA and taking jobs....because 50% unemployment is better than where they live ! Thus, the government does not put money into conservation. Indeed, they give people a stipend every month for having more children.....thus over population continues to swollow up wildlife lands. I'm sure that even most hunters do not have any concept of the wildlife programs/needs/industries, etc. Wildlife breeding on farms, numbers of wildlife sales barns, capture teams, continued need for wildlife veterinarians to dart and move animals for a lot of reasons, lion "factories", continuing need for anti poaching teams, research on if, how, when and where to put water holes and their impact on wildlife populations, etc. I hunt because I enjoy the challenge. But the real behind the scenes wild Africa is pretty much unknown by most. I guess the bottom line to my note is to suggest that the wildlife in Africa (sub Sahara) is in dire straights. The animal number declines are staggering. Hunting and the industries around it provide one of the last major positive impacts on wildlife protection. (interested in working behind the scenes, let me know).