United States – Trophy Hunting Elephants and Lions

Stephen Wiggins Article 3 Comments

Note: Article updated: 18, 20 November and 23 December 2017 Update: On the 22 December 2017, the D.C. Court of Appeals concluded that “That Sport Killing Won’t Help Zimbabwe’s Elephants” in response to the Centre for Biological Diversity and National Resources Defense Council challenge to the USA Interior Department’s regressive …

Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

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Banner image – courtesy of Mwana – Kanimambo Creations The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Service Director Dan Ashe has recently announced (20 October 2016) that the United States will no longer permit the import of lion trophies from captive hunts in South Africa. Melissa Bachman poses with …

European Union and Trophy Hunting Update

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The ‘Written Declaration on Trophy Hunting’ (03/2016, dated 18 January 2016) was explained in a 3rd March 2016 IWB article – the Written Declaration (initiated by Neena Gill MEP) was submitted by a leading group of MEPs* calling on the European Council and Commission to ensure adherence to the EU’s own Wildlife …

“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 …