BENEFITS OF INTERNATIONAL SPORT HUNTING

Safari Club international

Statement to Delegates to the UN Conference on Illicit Small Arms
July, 2001

MORE THAN US$200 MILLION ANNUALLY IN BENEFITS
TO THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES ARE IMPERILED.
UNLESS AN EXEMPTION IS CREATED FOR SPORT
HUNTERS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS!

 

Examples of Annual Financial Benefits:
South Africa: US$38.4 Million    Botswana: US$20 Million    Zambia: US$12 Million
Namibia: US $26.7 Million    Zimbabwe: US$70 Million    Tanzania: US$34 Million

International Sport Hunting Occurs in many countries:
US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Hungary, Rumania, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Pakistan, China, Mongolia,
Tajikistan, Khyrgyzstan, Khazakstan, Argentina

Special programs direct the benefits to impoverished rural communities in Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Canada (Inuit settlements in the Arctic), Pakistan, Namibia, Botswana

License and Trophy fees fund government wildlife conservation pro_arams and Sport hunting provides conservation incentives. This is a recognized principle of the Convention on Biological Diversity and is endorsed as a policy of the World Conservation Union.


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