Trophy hunting examples that do not benefit conservation
WWF believes leopards and Himalayan black bears should not be hunted in Pakistan because of the wide array of threats to their survival and lack of accurate population estimates. Instead, WWF has called for a dedicated conservation programme for both these species, which does not exist.
WWF does not support so-called “canned” or captive-bred hunting. This type of hunting has no proven conservation value. “Canned” hunting is a form of trophy hunting where the animals are bred for the purpose of being hunted and are usually confined or restrained at the time of the hunt.