Category Wildlife Trade
Thanks to education and outreach efforts on the part of Yao Ming and WildAid, public perception of shark fin soup in China is changing for the better.
Trophy hunters, African governments, and even some scientists support widespread trophy hunting as a form of conservation. However, the use of trophy hunting as a conservation tool has some major drawbacks.
Purchasing ivory not only harms elephants, it encourages trade on the black market that may be used to fund terrorism. Can cooperation between lawmakers and conservationists effectively turn the war on terror against poachers?