Introduce ammunition tax
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
The concept for this intervention is that introducing a tax for ammunition and therefore making ammunition less affordable will reduce the number of cartridges that hunters can purchase and thus result in a decrease in the number of animals hunted. For example, Tweh et al. (2014) suggested that purchase and import taxes on ammunition and rifles, and the introduction of certified gun permits may help to control hunting with guns in Liberia.
Tweh C., Lormie M., Kouakou C., Hillers A., Kuehl H. & Junker J. (2014) Conservation status of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and other large mammals across Liberia: results from a nationwide survey. Oryx, 49, 710-718.