Sustainable trophy hunting of African lions

@article{Whitman2004SustainableTH,
  title={Sustainable trophy hunting of African lions},
  author={Karyl Whitman and A. Starfield and H. Quadling and C. Packer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={428},
  pages={175-178}
}
In most species, sport hunting of male trophy animals can only reduce overall population size when the rate of removal of males is so high that females can no longer be impregnated. However, where males provide extensive paternal care, the removal of even a few individuals could harm the population as a whole. In species such as lions, excessive trophy hunting could theoretically cause male replacements (and associated infanticide) to become sufficiently common to prevent cubs reaching… Expand
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