We don’t need any more population in the world, certainly not in the US nor any other country.
The staff here has long believed that we should be incentivizing zero population growth, not feeding starving nations. We make to much food, and we waste too much food. We need to turn our focus to helping developing nations grow sustainably. Sometimes this will result in harsh policies, but we need to think in a more global manner than we currently do.
To that end, fighting the small battles isn’t going to change things much. We need to look at the big picture. Sure, animal trophy hunting isn’t helping endangered populations, but its not the real problem.
the single most important step in securing the future of the lion in Africa “is mobilizing massive support” for Africa’s parks and protected areas. That is, we should be lobbying the United Nations, the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development, the European Union, the International Development Bank and other international bodies to take on the park management shortfall, estimated at $700 million to $3 billion a year.
Our aid efforts should not go to food. The funding should support population stabilization and sustainable economic development. In short take the most valuable thing Africans have, their natural environment, preserve it and help them live off of it, but in harmony with it.
No reason not to adopt the same focus here. Preserve wilderness and live in harmony with it.
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