Here is a note written in August 2015 by a professional hunter who has spent the last several years helping the Tanzanian government organize its anti-poaching teams:
“The more pressure the anti-hunters are putting on hunters in Africa, the more they are hurting the animals. What will happen if all the hunting areas in Africa are left vacant? It will be complete carnage in no time. Not only will it be total destruction of all the animals, but the hardwood trees as well. No government in Africa has the resources to pay game scouts to protect vast areas that produce no income to the state. The only way to protect the animals and to raise an income from such vast tracks of land is to have safari companies in place. There is not and there never will be another more effective way of protecting the open game areas of Africa. You cannot take hunting away; you will destroy all that is sacred in Africa.
Today, the biggest danger to the wildlife of Africa is not the poachers, but the anti-hunters.”