CNN International: President of Panthera Answers Questions About Lion Poaching
Monday, August 3, 2015: Speaking on CNN International, Luke Hunter, president of Panthera, an Aid for Africa member working to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action, said that wildlife trophy hunting is used in a number of African countries to help generate funding for conservation. Wildlife conservation requires “massive resources” that African countries have difficulty generating, he said. “Zimbabwe uses legal trophy hunting to put money back into conversation.”But trophy hunting is not the reason lions and other cats are declining in Africa. Hunter said it is up to the international community to help fund the African wildlife organizations that are charged with protecting lions and other wildlife. Watch the Full Interview.