According to that source the http://www.conabio.gob.mx/institucion/c ... %20CS4.pdf
(P.11) the best Population will be by around 50 Individuals. the Minimum will be 20 Individuums, after that numbers I conclude that this one is not a stable Population. But as you statet already, monitoring is very difficult. I guess I underestimate it. But still the importance is already stated, because in the last years an Decrease of an Population is visible (P. 10).
It is obvious that 5 Leopards in Area of round about 55.000 Hectar are not enough. Evenso we are taking the Geography and Habitat, Climate in consideration. A Normal Range of Territory may vary from 10 km² -60 km² . So there are Space for more and that is simple Mathematik.
The System is as follows, when you are in South Africa and holding a Farm, and you recognise a development of an Problem Animal, you can declare it as problem animal and shoot it.
Surely we cannot attribute this to Sanparks ?
I know how many animals per annum are shot in RSA. And that are not only Trophy Hunters. If you are talking to the Farmers they will tell you, if they see a Leopard killing a Caddle they got shot. In the Maluti Mountains for exampels there were a Case where a Leopard from Golden Gate Highland went direction Clocolan and ladybrand on his way there were some killings of Caddle and Goats recorded. In the end it was not transfered back to the park he was shot! The same with Caracal or Jackal, if you are talking to the Framers, they will tell you if they causing troubles it will be the end. esspecially around the National Parks, the conflikt occur most, because the Density is normaly hihger then some where else. The Difference to Augrabies might be, that this NP is more likely a Natural heritage, the Visitors are not only comming for the Game.
Colaring animals is indeed quite expensive. I will not doubt it that Farmers start to rethink, esspecally RSA develop a good campaign, but you have to be aware when, animals are sneaking aroung, causing trouble, the Patient of the Farmers will still be low. Reason Caddle or Game having a high Economical Value, meaning: I can remember that a Buff was sold on an Auction for 125.000 Rand. If this animal is gone because of Lions, the Farmer will going out to the hunt. You may like or not. But I will look up for scintific proove. But you are right Namibia is not South Africa... .
LINDSEY, P.A. et. Alli (2006) [Hrsg. LINDSEY et. Alli]: „Economic and Conservation significance
oft the trophy hunting industry in sub-Saharan Industry” IN: Biological Conservation (2007) I 34
S.455-469, Elsevier Ltd.http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=& ... B&url=http
The country is listed but not where the Trophy hunting took place. Numbers for Augrabies are un avalaible... . But it shows because of the lack of monitoring to many animals are shot. That is only the number for Trophy Hunter. Problem Game will not be count, because no numbers, which are trustworthy exist. And that is, what I criticise at all
BOOTH, VERNON R. (2009) [Hrsg. BOOTH, VERNON R.]: „A comparison of the prices of
Hunting Tourism in Southern and Eastern Africa”, Joint publication of international Council for Game
and Wildlife Conservation and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Budapest
S.40ff. ISBN: 978-963-88778-0-2
This one is another Source where you can look it up. Esspecially the hunters claimed to improve the monitoring... .
To tell someones Knowledge is wrong is very unpolite also the Style of writing lead me to the conclusion, that you are attacking me for no reason. By the way I´d like to see your sources in Terms that NO Farmer in South Africa shoot Problem animals. Even so SANP will deal with Problem Animals, the question will be if they are getting all? All, with no proper monitoring done? Well it would be a dream but an Illusion.
Trophy Hunting can be good or bad it always depends how you organise it. The Problem, esspecially in Europe, the oppinion from locals of the Hunters are ofetn evil. Well some of them are but not all. Indeed the are no proove if they Harm or destroy nature. This topic is rarley researched. But that will be Off- Topic now. You are welcome to open a new Thread in INdaba. I would participate of course.
Ok I have checked my spelling now. I hope it is now better understandable