Informing The Debate on Trophy Hunting

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On the 30 June 2020, Dr Dilys Roe, Chair – IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) and Dr Amy Dickman, Director – Ruaha Carnivore Project, University of Oxford, presented to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Shooting and Conservation, Chaired by Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (‘Benefit in Kind’ listing the British Association for …

Call on UK Government – Hunting Trophy Import/Export Ban

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5th Anniversary of the killing of Cecil the Lion TROPHY HUNTING: CONSERVATION & ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO SET OUT ITS PLANS A coalition of Britain’s leading conservation and animal welfare groups are calling on the government to publish a timetable for banning trophy hunting imports [the UK public …

Trophy Hunting Exposed

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“Trophy Hunters Exposed – Inside the big game industry” – (UK delivery link),” May 2020, Eduardo Gonçalves (Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting): Amazon Kindle/Paperback (UK delivery link), published by Green Future Books Amazon Kindle/Paperback (US and elsewhere delivery link), published by Green Future Books A gripping, terrifying and meticulous analysis of the …

Shooting Captive Animals for Sport (and Trade)

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As we await the United Kingdom’s planned legislation resulting from the “Consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies,” the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH) has released a study “Shooting Captive Animals for Sport – South Africa, the United Kingdom & the growth of a global …

Submission to South Africa’s High-Level Panel – elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros

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Banner Image courtesy of Mark Boulton – “Lewa Conservancy, Kenya” – Elsa Trust and Elsamere IWB’s Submission to the HLP, Dated 11 June 2020 The Republic of South Africa, Department: Environmental affairs has issued a “A general notice calling for submissions, scientific information, socio-economic information or any other relevant information to …

Inside The Global Conservation Organization Infiltrated By Trophy Hunters

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In depth investigation by Roberto Jurkschat, “Inside The Global Conservation Organization Infiltrated By Trophy Hunters,” BuzzFeed, 13 February 2020 (see original text for all images and references) GENEVA — Giraffes may well tower over all other animals in the natural world — but in the wild, their numbers are rapidly dwindling, …

Lawsuit prompts shutdown of trophy hunters’ panel in Trump administration

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In 2019, after IWCC members pressed for the lifting of prohibitions on imports of elephant and lion trophies from Tanzania, the USFWS issued an import permit for a lion trophy from that country, the first since the species was listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Photo by …

Consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies

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Update: IWB’s submission: IWB – Consultation Response and Call for Evidence, Updated 12 December 2019   The United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has opened the “Consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies” (opened 2 November 2019, update, extended to now close 25 …

Impartial Science and Trophy Hunting

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Banner Image “Gruesome photographs show Alex Goss posing beside the bodies of two lions after they were slaughtered during hunts in South Africa. Goss, from Oswestry, Shropshire, owns and manages Blackthorn Safaris” – Daily Mail, 22 June 2019   On 30 August 2019, ‘Science’ magazine (the journal of the American Association …