The impact of bird hunting tourism can be devastating if not put under control. Benefits drawn from birding economics include bird watching and bird hunting. The number of activities related to birding economies has risen drastically over the recent years because of the massive benefits derived from those activities. For instance, bird hunting can take the form of killing birds for trade, killing birds for leisure and other objectives for killing these creatures. This rapid increase in the number of birding activities calls for the need to establish controls for each activity.
Bird hunting must be regulated completely through the legislation of strict rules that would reduce the activity to a minimum. In some countries, birds are hunted for their precious value. For instance, wild parrots and other birds in South America are hunted for their perceived value. These birds are then held captive and traded to wealthy people in foreign countries. This practice deprives the host nations of natural resources. Therefore, the practice must be regulated to stop this practice which amounts to poaching.
Bird hunting, even though it is legal and many people have licenses to hunt them, is an uneconomic way of utilizing natural resources like wild life. The fact that people can kill over ten thousand birds of one species in a day is scary. At such a rate, the birds would be extinct in a few years. This would imply that these countries would not have the revenue they earn from licenses for bird hunters.
Birding economics must be preserved by regulating the rate at which they are exploited for future generations. Bird bunting tourism must be regulated by governments of all countries where hunted birds are found; U.S, Mongolia, Argentina and other South American nations. These regulations must be enforced immediately since currently, bird hunting expeditions are on the rise and bird populations may decline to endangered species. Bird sports must also be prohibited because they cause harmful effects to wildlife and affect other forms of tourism.
Therefore, bird hunting is an important part of the economy for many nations that allow the practice. However, excessive bird hunting whether legally or illegally leads to destruction of the birds. Governments in nations that allow birding economics must act swiftly to pass legislation that would limit all forms of birding economics. Illegal birding must also be prohibited. This would help preserve birds as natural resources while also exploiting them to considerate levels. Governments in South America, U.S, and other nations where bird hunting is done should introduce harsh penalties for illegal hunters and make issuance costs for hunting licenses twice as expensive. This would help protect the birds.
Knight, Richard L and Kevin Gutzwiller. Wildlife and Recreationists: Coexistence Through Management And Research. illustrated. Wisconsin: Island Press, 1995.