In the third edition of Debunking the Myths, we take a deeper look at international hunting and its socio-economic contributions to communities and livelihoods.
The myth, Only 3% of revenues from “trophy hunting” reach local communities, will touch upon a topic that may be familiar to readers.
The CIC has previously addressed and disproven the false claim suggesting that communities in hunting areas receive only “3%” of hunting revenues.
In this infographic, we highlight the exact origins of the 3% figure, and also provide examples of the various direct and indirect benefits of international hunting.
- Jones B.T.B., Diggle R.W., Thouless C. (2015) From Exploitation to Ownership: Wildlife-Based Tourism and Communal Area Conservancies in Namibia. In: van der Duim R., Lamers M., van Wijk J. (eds) Institutional Arrangements for Conservation, Development and Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9529-6_2
- Spenceley, A., Snyman, S. and Rylance, A., 2017. Revenue sharing from tourism in terrestrial African protected areas. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27(6), pp.720-734.
Please click here to see the rest of the Debunking the Myths series, where we have compiled all of the “trophy hunting” myths that have been debunked.