Bans on hunting have been tried.. and don't work...
5. R. D. Baldus. World Forum for Sustainable Hunting [Marrakesh, 22–25 April 2008]. Budakeszi: International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation.Hunting bans across Africa have been relatively ineffective in protecting wildlife, as they reduce the value of wild animals and therefore reduce local interest in protecting the animals.5 Since the establishment of the hunting ban in Kenya in 1977, the country has recorded a decline in number by 40 to 90 percent in most animal species.6 Alternatively, hunting tourism has been extremely successful as it attaches an economic value to the wildlife and therefore encourages the cooperation of local people in conservation efforts for economic gain.
Since the publication of “Our Common Future” in 1987, sustainable development has been at the forefront of environmental policy, attempting to combine economic growth and social development with conservation initiatives.7 At the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) workshop in Barcelona it was accepted that hunting tourism was an effective conservation tool with social, economic, and environmental benefits.8
6. S. S. Romanach, “Predator Conservation and Hunting in Kenya,” African Indaba, 5, no. 3 (2007): 22–23, http://www.africanindaba.co.za/Archi...dabaVol5-3.pdf (accessed 29 October 2009)
7. UN Documents, Our Common Future, Chapter 2:Towards Sustainable Development, Our Common Future, Chapter 2: Towards Sustainable Development - A/42/427 Annex, Chapter 2 - UN Documents: Gathering a body of global agreements (accessed 3 March 2010)
8. International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation, Sustainable Hunting Tourism Workshop [Barcelona, 9 October 2008]. Budakeszi: International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation.