Trophy Hunting, Part One: The nasty colonial sport of shooting wild animals

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Banner Image – A male white lion, part of a rare white lion pack, in the wild in South Africa. (PHOTO: EPA/LIESL EICHENBER) Op-Ed by Don Pinnock, Daily Maverick, 25 April 2019 Trophy hunting has historically been the preserve of colonial, white males. The only thing that has really changed is that …

Syndicates move south; Botswana president calls it fake news

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Excellent background piece, with an explanation of the circumstances that have led to the current crisis in Botswana and the alarming prospect of proposals for a return to wildlife killing for income (and pretending there is any conservation imperative that justifies it)……… Article by Don Pinnock, Daily Maverick, 25 February …

The United Kingdom Ivory Trade

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UK Government and Parliament Petition – “Shut down the domestic ivory market in the United Kingdom“ Update from ivory auctioneers in Australia: “Leonard Joel kicks elephant out of the saleroom,” Financial Review, 7 December 2016 On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, Action for Elephants UK organised a gathering outside of the Department for Environment, Food …

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 …

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

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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 Economics of Poaching, Trophy and Canned Hunting

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Petition UK Government to Improve Protection of White and Black rhinoceros, African lions and African elephants from Trophy Hunting _______________________________________________________________________ Download PDF – The Economics of Poaching, Trophy and Canned Hunting   Let’s just start by saying there is a complex array of variables impinging on the whole economics that …