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Adaptive certification is the best remaining option for the trophy hunting industry in Africa to demonstrate sustainable and ethical hunting practices that benefit local communities and wildlife conservation.

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T.C.W. was funded by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. L.W.T. was supported by a Carnegie Corporation of New York Fellowship through the Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand (grant B8749.R01). T.T. was supported by the DFG-CRC 990 EFForTS and the BMBF project Limpopo Living Landscapes. T.C.W. thanks M. Fortin-McCuaig for initial discussions on the topic.

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    1. Agroecology, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

      • Thomas C. Wanger
      •  & Teja Tscharntke
    2. Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

      • Thomas C. Wanger
    3. School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

      • Lochran W. Traill
    4. School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

      • Lochran W. Traill
    5. Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

      • Rosie Cooney
    6. IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

      • Rosie Cooney
    7. ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      • Jonathan R. Rhodes
    8. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      • Jonathan R. Rhodes
    9. Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      • Jonathan R. Rhodes

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