Bitter Pill to Swallow – China’s flagrant trade in leopard bone products

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EIA research reveals that at least 24 Chinese pharmaceutical companies have been listing leopard bones as an ingredient in their traditional medicines, although there are fewer than 450 wild leopards left in that country. “Bitter Pill to Swallow – China’s flagrant trade in leopard bone products,” Environmental Investigation Agency, April …

“Unfair Game” – An exposé of South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry

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“Unfair Game” – An exposé of South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry By Lord Ashcroft on Wildlife “In April 2019 Lord Ashcroft published the results of his year-long investigation into South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry. Over 11 pages of a single edition of the Mail on Sunday he showed why this …

Compatibility of Trophy Hunting as a Form of Sustainable Use with IUCN’s Objectives

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Banner Image – IUCN Photo: WCEL The September 2019, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report – “Compatibility of Trophy Hunting as a Form of Sustainable Use with IUCN’s Objectives” [Link updated, with editor’s notes and “relevant documents (November 2017),” 4 October 2019].  The study [in the authors’ opinion] shows …

Trophy Hunting; Busting the myths and exposing the cruelty

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Born Free Foundation’s, July 2019 study, “Trophy Hunting; Busting the myths and exposing the cruelty” provides a compendium of information – why trophy hunting is an unethical relic and its continued existence is self-justified behind the deceit of a ‘well regulated’ (sic) industry devoted to conservation (when the reality is …

Stop The Slaughter – Close Down Domestic Rhino Horn Markets

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Excellent evidence (science) gathered by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): “Stop The Slaughter – Close Down Domestic Rhino Horn Markets,” EIA, August 2019 This EIA report’s recommendations include urging: “Parties [to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES)] to close all existing domestic markets …

Africa is Changing: Should its Protected Areas Evolve?

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Article originally published by Africa Geographic, 8 March 2019 – “Trophy Hunting in Africa is in decline, and no longer pays its way”   In addendums to his IUCN report titled ‘Africa is changing: Should its protected areas evolve? Reconfiguring the protected areas in Africa’, wildlife vet and protected areas …

From Tusk to Trinket – Persistent illegal ivory markets in Viet Nam

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Hanoi, Viet Nam, 13th December 2018— Illegal ivory is widely available in physical and online retail outlets throughout Viet Nam according to a new TRAFFIC report published with support from USAID. The December study, “From Tusk to Trinket – Persistent illegal ivory markets in Viet Nam,” documents surveys carried out …