Hunting And Wildlife Conservation

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Conservation is the protection and preservation of nature (Peterson 53). Hunting is an important part of the conservation of wildlife. Hunting is widely considered a crucial part of wildlife conservation. Hunting benefits wildlife by controlling the population, raising funds for wildlife conservation, and protect wildlife.
In America there are 15 million hunters annually (“Hunting conservation”1). Hunting is a common activity around the world. Hunting is performed for several reasons. Some hunt to provide food, while others hunt for enjoyment. Hunters are among the foremost supporters of wildlife conservation (1). Through many ways they help benefit wildlife. Hunting is used as a management tool around the world. It has time and again proven
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Hunting plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy population. According to the Michigan department of natural resources “Hunting helps to maintain population at levels compatible with human activity, land use, and available habitat” (“Hunting and wildlife” 1). This can help protect the animal populations. Overpopulation can be very damaging to animal populations. Overpopulation can result in animals starving from lack of food and water (peterson 23). By using hunting as a way to control populations we can prevent this. Overpopulation can also lead to the spread of disease (23). One of the most damaging diseases is Chronic Wasting Disease. Chronic Wasting Disease has spread throughout the nations deer population (Yates 1) Researchers at the University of Illinois found that killing infected deer helps control the spread chronic Wasting Disease (1). Hunting does not only benefit animals being hunted, but it also benefits animals that are not the target of hunting (Guiden 1). One way Hunting does this is by the managing the number of predators (“25 reasons” 1). Through these methods hunting protects wildlife for the future…show more content…
These groups believed that hunting is damaging to animal populations. They see animals being killed and can’t possibly see any benefits of this. However, they are overlooking the many benefits of hunting. One of the main things they overlook is the financial support hunting offers for conservation. For example, In North Carolina hunting provides 70% of the funding for conservation and wildlife management programs. These fund have played a large part in the preservation of animal species in this area. Anti-hunting groups also state that hunting should be outlawed. These people don’t realize the negative effects of banning hunting. If hunting were banned deer-related collisions would be expected to rise 218 percent (“benefits” 1). The loss of hunting as a management tool could also result in up to $3 billion dollars in crop damages. A prime example of the effects of banning hunting is Kenya. According to Terry
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