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WWF South Africa and hunting

Posted on 03 November 2014
WWF South Africa does not promote or support hunting generally and is opposed to hunting that threatens species or habitat sustainability. At the same time, WWF-SA recognises that communities use wildlife and these uses include hunting and fishing.

As a leading conservation organisation, WWF South Africa is concerned mainly with illegal or unsustainable exploitation of wildlife. Within this framework, WWF accepts or supports hunting in a very limited number of contexts where it is culturally appropriate, legal and effectively regulated, and has demonstrated environmental and community benefits.

We currently see no conservation benefit in “canned” or captive-bred hunting and do not support this practice.