Lion Hunting Effects

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1. Aim
To investigate the effect canned lion hunting has on the economy.
To investigate the effect canned lion hunting has on South Africa’s population density of lions.

2. Hypothesis
Canned lion hunting has a positive effect on South Africa’s economy but a negative effect on South Africa’s population density of lions.

3. Why is this research important?
Canned lion hunting is best known as a trophy hunt where lions are detained in an area that is fenced which increases the likelihood of the hunter obtaining a kill. This is why this research is important, it needs to raise awareness to the plight of lions in South Africa. People need to be aware of the effect canned lion hunting has on South Africa’s economy and wildlife heritage. Canned
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This was done by making use of the google search engine and obtaining information around the two points of the problem statement. 5 relevant articles, thesis and information sources were obtained from the internet. Tables, graphs and statistics will also be obtained from the internet to discuss implications of results.
• Literature review: In the review of literature various secondary sources were found which used to approve or disapprove the hypothesis. This is very important as the sources enable one to make accurate and non-biased decision on the validity of the hypothesis. At least 5 sources were looked at and they were different sources which relate to the 2 aims.
• Composing of a questionnaire: A questionnaire had to be composed in order to distribute these questions via email to various lion farms and to take them with to the lion farm Tara wildlife reserve.
• Visiting of lion farm: On the 20th of August we visited Tara wildlife reserve, a tour of the lion farm occurred, taking pictures of the lions followed by a question and answer section where they answered all the various questions.
• Recording of data: Implications of my results will be presented in the form of tables, graphs and statistics. These tables, graphs will be discussed
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Aletta Gardner.2012.Canned lion hunting.A necessary evil (Online).ewn.co.za/2013/06/03/Canned-lion-hunting-could-save-the-species.[Date Accessed: 29 August 2015]
3. Kathleen Caulderwood. December 01 2014. Africa’s Lions Endangered By Controversial ‘Canned’ Hunting Industry(Online).Available: http://www.ibtimes.com/africas-lions-endangered-controversial-canned-hunting-industry-1731392

Appendices
Appendix One: Questionnaire
1. To what extent does canned lion hunting play a big role to South Africa’s economy?
2. In your opinion does canned lion hunting have a positive or negative effect on South Africa’s economy?
3. Do you think canned lion hunting contributes immensely to the percentage of GDP or only just a fraction of the GDP percentage? If so why?
4. In your opinion is it ethical to breed lion for the purpose of making money in terms of making them trophies?
5. Does canned lion hunting attract tourism which therefore has a positive effect on South Africa’s economy?
6. To what extent does canned lion hunting affect the population density of lions in South Africa?
7. Is there a decline in the population density of lions?
8. Is the population decline or incline a good thing or bad thing for South Africa’s economy in terms of attracting foreign trophy

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