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Adcock, K.; Emslie, R.H., 1994. The role of trophy hunting in white rhino conservation, with special reference to BOP parks: pp. 35-41, fig. 1, tables 1-4

In: Penzhorn, B.L. et al. Proceedings of a symposium on rhinos as game ranch animals. Onderstepoort, Republic of South Africa, 9-10 September 1994: pp. i-iv, 1-242

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - South Africa
Subject: Ecology - Population
Species: White Rhino

Original text on this topic:
The history of Bop Parks' white rhino demonstrate this point. Bop Parks' reserves and National Park were set up with the raison d'etre of promoting conservation and sustainable use of resources to the benefit the country's people: Figure 1 shows how managing white rhino at ca 30% below their estimated carrying capacity has controlled rhino numbers within Bop, while still generating sustainable revenue from sales and hunting; and how the opening of new parks has increased the overall numbers of white rhino in Bop Parks from the original stock. The effective founder population has performed at an average annual population increase of about 7%, with 95 hunts, 47 live removals out of Bop parks; and a current founder-derived total population of ca 320 rhino in six Bop Parks.

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