Background

Guidelines for Improving the Administration of Sustainable Hunting in sub-Saharan Africa

This manual, which is now available on the FAO website, provides both technical and operational guidance on approaches and practices adopted by countries where regulated or sport hunting is conducted. The aim is to join forces to sustainably manage wildlife, notably by deriving benefits from wildlife to support rural livelihoods, and contribute to food security and national/local economies

The social and economic benefits derived from sustainable use, including revenues from trophy hunting, provides sustainable incentives for local people to conserve wildlife. 

That’s why the FAO and the IGF Foundation, in collaboration with other organisations such as Conservation Force, the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) or the International Foundation for Wildlife and Management have published “Guidelines for Improving the Administration of Sustainable Hunting in sub-Saharan Africa”. The book is now available on the FAO website

Summary of the book: 

These guidelines provide both operational and technical guidance on approaches in countries practising regulated hunting. When and where well-managed, this hunting industry brings considerable conservation benefits and socio-economic profits. However, like any sector, the hunting sector is in need of improvement in respect to nature conservation, rural socio-economy and cultural livelihoods and lifestyles. By raising the level of professionalism in its administration, it is expected that the performance and quality of services of the whole sector will improve. Good administration is obviously crucial for promoting best practices and discouraging the others.


Download  “Guidelines for Improving the Administration of Sustainable Hunting in sub-Saharan Africa”