Depending on the point of view hunting can be 1) a necessary component of wildlife management, that maintains a population of healthy animals within an environment's ecological carrying capacity (i.e. hunting of animals that threaten the habitat or other animals) (Source: drafted); 2) the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals, regarded as a sport. (Source: GEMET/CED)] that has contributed to the endangerment and extinction of animals.
To harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill trap, capture, or collect an endangered animal, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct, as well as to interfere with vital breeding and behavioural activities of degrade critical habitat. (Source: AMM draft based on US ESA)