Trophy Hunting in Sub Saharan Africa: Economic Scale and Conservation Significance by Peter A. Lindsey Download the entire article at View attachment 2795 . Abstract After a short historical overview this paper shows the current status and characteristics of the trophy hunting industry in sub-Saharan Africa. Trophy hunting is generally self-regulating because low off-take is required to ensure high trophy quality and marketability in future seasons. Trophy hunting creates crucial financial incentives for the development and/or retention of wildlife as a land use over large areas in Africa, including in areas where ecotourism is not viable. Hunting plays an important role in the rehabilitation of degraded wildlife areas by enabling the income generation from wildlife without affecting population growth of trophy species. Furthermore, hunting operators often conduct anti-poaching to protect the wildlife resource on which they depend. However, there are problems associated with trophy hunting from a conservation perspective. The article describes these problems and outlines several potential solutions aimed at maximizing the conservation value of the industry. Download the entire article at View attachment 2795 .