The event seeks to explore the role that European citizens play in the hunting and killing of wild animals elsewhere in the world for ‘trophies’. The event will examine whether trophy hunting is placing unsustainable pressure on endangered species and question whether this practice really does make a significant contribution to wildlife conservation - or provides a significant source of income to local people - as claimed by its exponents.
There will be a great line up of speakers and panellists:
- Dr Audrey Delsink, Wildlife Director, Humane Society International/Africa
- Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Wildlife Conservationist and CEO, WildlifeDirect
- Lenin Tinashe Chisaira, Environment Lawyer and Director, Advocates4Earth, Zimbabwe
- Jorge Rodriguez Romero, Deputy Head of Unit, Multilateral Environmental Cooperation, DG Environment, European Commission
- Dr David Scallan - Secretary General, European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE)
The event is organised in collaboration with Humane Society International/Europe, Pro Wildlife, Born Free Foundation and Eurogroup for Animals. For more information and to register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trophy-hunting-conservation-tool-or-a-threat-to-wildlife-tickets-155634080725