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You already know that it makes much better sense environmentally to watch bears than to shoot them. Now it turns out that it also makes better sense from an economic standpoint: there is much more money to be made in looking at bears than there is in hunting them. Visitors are flocking to the Great Bear Rain Forest in British Columbia, Canada, just to see the bears. That's great news, especially because a study conducted by the Centre for Responsible Tourism, a research institute at Stanford University in Washington, D.C., and funded by the conservation organization Tides Canada, concluded that bear-related ecotourism is exponentially more profitable than trophy hunting. "We found that...

WASHINGTON - A Texas hunting club Saturday auctioned off a permit to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia, raising $350,000 towards conservation efforts for the animal, but not without controversy. Credit: Thinkstock The Dallas Safari Club, which said all money would be given to Namibia for "anti-poaching patrols, habitat protection, research and other measures crucial for protecting populations of endangered black rhinos," has nonetheless sparked the ire of some wildlife groups. A government-approved annual quota, in place in Namibia since 2012, gives permission for the killing of five black rhinos per year. "Science shows that selective hunting helps rhino populations grow," the club...

A wolf-and-coyote-hunting competition in Idaho is causing controversy between hunting advocates and wildlife conservationists. Conservationists are decrying the competition as barbaric killing, while ranchers and hunters contend the wolves and coyotes are a threat to livestock. Credit: Thinkstock The competition will happen in the town of Salmon, Idaho, at the end of the month. Teams of two will hunt wolves and coyotes in an attempt to win trophies for largest wolf killed, most female coyotes killed, and other such achievements. It is believed to be the first wolf hunt in the United States in almost 40 years. Wolves came under the protection of the Endangered Species Act in 1974, but in...

A TV host from Minnesota is drawing fire after posting a photo on Facebook showing herself posing next to a lion she killed in South Africa, according to ABC News. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-564011{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-564011, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-564011{width:521px;height:383px;display:block;} Melissa Bachman describes herself as a "hunter to the core," and hosts a hunting show called "Winchester Deadly Passion." Bachman hunted the lion in the photograph at the Maroi Conservancy in the Limpopo province in South Africa. "An incredible day hunting in South Africa!" Bachman wrote. "Stalked inside...

A Pennsylvania man who allegedly shot a deer in the middle of a busy Wal-Mart parking lot will stand trial for the crime, according to TeddyHilton.com. Wildlife conservation officers allege that Arcangelo "Angelo" Bianco, Jr., was at the Wal-Mart in Derry Township, Pa., on Nov. 26 of last year, the first day of rifle season. Apparently, Bianco couldn't wait to get the season started, as he is accused of firing several shots at a deer he spotted in the lot, persuing the animal to an area where workers were loading...

Have you seen less moose on the loose? According to the Daily Mail U.K., moose hunting has been banned in Minnesota due to a dramatic drop in the state's moose population. Over the past two years, the number of moose in the state has dropped by 52% for unknown reasons. To give the animal a chance to rebound Minnesota has banned moose hunting for an indefinite amount of time. Minnesota is also investing $1.2 million to research what is behind this rapid decline. Numbers have been dropping for several years, but never this...