Support for European Union Proposed Trophy Hunting Resolution

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  Update (6 October 2016): Hunting Trophies resolution passed at CoP17 To: European Union Member State Environment Ministers September 2016 International regulations concerning hunting trophies of species listed on the CITES Appendices Dear Minister, The signatories to this letter, representing a wide range of international organisations with an interest in …

“A Case of Ethics” – How Can Trophy Hunting Be ’Acceptable?’

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We have seen the arguments on both side of the Trophy Hunting debate, a debate that has been rolling for many years, but has become more polarised with increased public attention since Cecil the Lion’s sad demise at the behest of Walter Palmer in July 2015. The Trophy Hunters’ Claims …

Trophy Hunting in Zambia

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Banner: “Lady Liuwa” courtesy of NatGeoTV Petition – “Don’t Let Lions Become Extinct: Don’t Lift the Ban on Hunting Lions and Leopards!” to President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu; Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata; Zambia Wildlife Authority. Petition – “High Time for a Complete and Permanent Ban on All Ivory Trade” …

Saturday, 30 April 2016 – A Complex Day for Wildlife

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Saturday, 30 April 2016 will be remembered as a complex day for wildlife: In Kenya, there was a burning of confiscated ivory (and rhino horn); In London, A March to Stop Lion Trophy Hunting; In Swaziland, a proposal for rhino horn harvesting emerged; In South Africa, the sad loss of an …

Feeding the Hunters’ Addiction in South Africa

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The attached video is from a 2015 documentary (“Safari, Paying to Kill”) published onto YouTube in March 2016: It’s a very interesting 45 minutes, with the interviewer, Olivia Mokiejewski clearly exposing the deceit of the ‘canned’/captive-breeding industry in South Africa. Olivia describes ‘canned’ hunting as South Africa’s “nasty little secret” …

“The Ghosts of Africa” lost to Hunting and Poaching

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By guest writer, Andrew Van Ginkel, Durban, South Africa Trophy Hunting           | Poaching                             | Unethical Breeding Pay money to kill        | Kill to make money      | Making a killing Trophy hunters shoot more animals in South Africa each year (almost 50,000 animals were shot by trophy hunters in …

Kenya and Wildlife Conservation

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Banner Image Courtesy of IFAW A guest article by Jane Sandon-Allum (UK) – Two Million Tusks Kenya and Trophy Hunting Having read a number of the comments on the “Hunters Conserve Wildlife” debate, I noticed in particular hunters’ comments about Kenya and the decline in wildlife “due to Kenya’s hunting ban” which …

“Hunters Conserve Wildlife” – The Debate

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In a forthcoming intelligence2 “Hunters Conserve Wildlife” – debate due 4 May 2016, the motion is:  “In 2014, a permit to hunt a single endangered black rhino was sold for $350,000… as part of a program to support its conservation in Namibia. Counterintuitive? Through funds raised from legal hunting—the purchase of permits …

“Trophy Hunting is Not the Saviour for African Wildlife”

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It’s time for a ‘disruptive innovation,’ to wean range Governments’ dependency away from the Trophy Hunting income used to help ‘balance the books.’ The premise is should/could the ‘international community’ devise transparent (‘corruption’ proof) ways to subsidise key wildlife reserves to save iconic species? Hunting Income Evidence suggests that much of the hunting …

Trophy Hunting and ‘Conservation’

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Banner: Photo by Hans Stieglitz via Wikimedia Commons In the past week or so, we have had some horrific numbers on poaching and the trade in trafficked animals parts, but also at the start of the month, the Namibian Cabinet announced via Information Minister, Tjekero Tweya, 3 March 2016, that …