2016 Review

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Banner image: Snow Leopard (Adobe i-stock) The nostalgia of the festive season, plus the year’s closing is soon upon us. Wildlife tourism and its non-consumptive appreciation is a driving factor for the future sustainability (survival even) for key species of our beloved wildlife as we head into 2017. So let’s start the …

“South African Government Decides Against Rhino Horn Trade”

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Update: “Confirmed: No Rhino Horn Trade Proposal from South Africa at CITES CoP17,” Annamiticus, 25 April 2016 It is being reported by Reuters Africa, that South Africa has decided against ‘legalising’ rhino horn harvesting. But, stockpiling will continue at the farms where rhino horn has been harvested from (anesthetised) rhino. …

Call on EU to Clamp Down on Trophy Hunting

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International Wildlife Bond (IWB) has joined other wildlife advocacy organisations (co-ordinated by the Born Free Foundation) calling on the European Union (EU) to adhere to the EU’s Wildlife Trade Regulations (WTR). Joint Letter “Wildlife Trophy Imports into EU Countries,” March 2016 “……..we urge all Member States to suspend issuance of all …

The Taiji Dolphin Capture and Killing Continues

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London Against the Dolphin Massacre – Taiji, Japan – Event Page – March from Cavendish Square, 12:00 hours, 16 January 2016 Protests continue outside the Japanese Embassy, London (pictures below). Dolphins are still being captured and killed in Japan’s, Taiji cove – whole pods/families of dolphins are herded and netted …

“Lions Are Now Protected Under the Endangered Species Act,” USFWS – Really?

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Banner: Courtesy of http://www.hdwallpapersnew.net Does the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director, Dan Ashe’s words and planned actions go far enough? The USFWS announced (21 December 2015) that: “In response to the dramatic decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today …

Are Lion Trophy Hunting Quotas Based on Science?

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The European Union’s (EU’s) Scientific Review Group (SRG) was due to meet on the 15 December 2015 to decide if the lion Trophy Hunting quotas proposed by Zambia and the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) are sustainable. If not, should the EU prohibit imports of these trophies into the EU …

“Stop” the Driven Hunt – Dolphins in Taiji, Japan

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Protest at Japanese Embassy, London, 16 October 2015 Reference: Richard O’Barry – Dolphin Project SEPTEMBER 1st marked the start of the 2015/2016 dolphin drive hunt season in Taiji, Japan. Each year from September through March, the notoriously cruel dolphin slaughter takes place in Taiji, Japan; During the season, dolphin hunters …