UK Government’s Stance on Lion Trophy Hunting

Stephen Wiggins Article, IWB Led Petition 3 Comments

Following the 24 November 2015, Adjournment Debate “African Lion Numbers,” IWB wrote to Mr Rory Stewart MP (letter dated 3 December 2015), the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) seeking clarity. An informative and somewhat reassuring reply from DEFRA (DEFRA’s letter, dated 21 January 2016) has now been …

United Kingdom Adjournment Debate, “African Lion Numbers”

Stephen Wiggins Article 2 Comments

DEFRA response dated 21 January 2016 _______________________________________________________ “Zimbabwe and Mozambique Lion Trophy Imports Bans Imminent,” LionAid, 3 December 2015 “LionAid believe there to be no more than 40 lion trophy males left now in Zambia, so this ban is very good news indeed, especially since Zambia has stated it will …

Commoditisation of Rhino Horn Trade ‘Self-Approved’ in South Africa

Stephen Wiggins Article, Petition 21 Comments

Update, 17 March 2016 – South Africa attempts to surreptitiously ‘legalise’ rhino horn harvesting – South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa “pre-empts” recommendations of on-going ‘Committee of Inquiry’ with Department of Environmental Affairs budget documents stating that “South Africa will submit its rhino horn trade proposal at CITES COP 17.” “Last May, a group …

The EU’s Stance on Trophy Hunting and Trophy Imports

Stephen Wiggins Article, IWB Led Petition 4 Comments

Safari Club International European Advocacy Initiative, November 2015 Safari Club International (SCI) is worried, that the “animal rights groups’ efforts” to “ban all forms of animal use activities” (do they really mean animal ‘use,’ or animal ‘abuse’ activities I wonder?) might be gaining too much influence over EU policy makers. SCI …

EU as a new Party to CITES: implications, opportunities and priorities

Stephen Wiggins Article, Event, IWB Led Petition 2 Comments

European Parliament, Brussels, 20 October 2015 Petition to Improve Protection of African Lions  (plus Rhino and Elephants) I was privileged to attend (facilitated by The Born Free Foundation and Joanne Cruz, European Commission) the MEPs4Wildlife’s meeting in Brussels on 20 October – However, due to European Parliament building access security, I took …

“Ngala, Fighting for Lions” Filming in Progress

Stephen Wiggins Article, IWB Led Petition 3 Comments

“Ngala, Fighting for lions” Update, 10 December 2015 “Ngala film is progressing steadily. We are about to finish a pilot that should help us get further funding for the following stages of the documentary. We already recorded the voice over with actor Jerome Flynn and everything is looking pretty amazing.” “PHASA, …

Petitions Seeking to Enhance the Protection of the African Lion

Stephen Wiggins IWB Led Petition, Petition 9 Comments

African lions need enhanced protection from habitat loss, poaching and the scourge of ‘Trophy’ and ‘Canned’ lion hunting. Please help! Petition to UN/UNESCO to establish the African lion as a “World Heritage Species” Petition to UK Government to propose resolutions to CITES (CoP17) to enhance the African lion to CITES Appendix I level protection.

EU Fails to Ban Lion Trophy Hunting Imports

Stephen Wiggins Article 4 Comments

France Bans Lion Trophy Imports, 18 November 2015 The EU’s Stance on Trophy Hunting and Trophy Imports, 30 November 2015 I was saddened to read that the European Union’s (EU’s) Scientific Review Group (SRG) agreed on 15 September that lion trophies can still be brought into Europe from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, …

IWB Petition to the UK Government

Stephen Wiggins IWB Led Petition, Petition 7 Comments

Call to enhance protection of White and Black rhinoceros, African lions and African elephants IWB Petition to the UK Government  Petition open to British Citizens and UK Residents only At 10,000 signatures we get a response from the government. At 100,000 signatures our petition will be considered for a debate in Parliament. ____________________________________________________ Current …

CITES CoP17 – 24 Sept to 5 Oct 2016

Stephen Wiggins Event 10 Comments

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), will hold the seventeenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) in South Africa, September 24 to October 5, 2016. IWB is keen for the United Kingdom and United States to take a lead role in …