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.
The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Wanger, T.C., Traill, L.W., Cooney, R. et al. Trophy hunting certification. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 1791–1793 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0387-0
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