Trophy hunting could cause extinction in stressed populations – new research

Banner image: ‘The mane attraction’ – Shutterstock An interesting article published by Rob Knell (Evolutionary Ecology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London) – “Trophy hunting could cause extinction in stressed populations – new research,” The Conversation, 29 November 2017. The ‘science’ and modelling behind the article highlights how important it […]

Open letter to Secretary Zinke: The African Lion Conservation Community’s Response

Open letter to Secretary Zinke: The African Lion Conservation Community’s response to the South African Predator Association’s letter 29 November 2017 Attention Secretary Ryan Zinke Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior 1849 C Street. N.W. Washington D.C 21240 United States of America OPEN LETTER TO SECRETARY ZINKE THE AFRICAN LION CONSERVATION COMMUNITY’S RESPONSE […]

Hunting Fragments Over ‘Canned’

Banner Image courtesy of Campaign Against Canned Hunting In November 2015, the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) announced it was withdrawing support for the ‘canned’ lion/big cat hunting and breeding industry. Apart from ‘canned’ offering no element of ‘fair chase’ (which some elements of the professional hunting fraternity consider in their vision of […]

United States – Trophy Hunting Elephants and Lions

Banner Image – “Sport hunting in Zimbabwe is big business” – Photograph by Barcroft Media/ Getty – “Is Trophy Hunting Helping Save African Elephants?” Adam Cruise, National Geographic, 17 November 2015 Note: Article updated: 18 and 20 November 2017 So, not unexpectedly, the United States has taken alarming and regressive steps that will further imperil […]

’Captive’ Lions – DEA Fails to Answer Questions Fully

 Campaign Against Canned Hunting Petition: “Stop the exploitation of captive bred lions and the export of lion bones!“   Let’s start with a working definition of ‘science:’ “Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence” – Science Council Furthermore, ‘science’ […]

Xanda – Who is not telling the truth?

Photo Credit: Bert du Plessis of Fish Eagle Safaris Petitions: “Don’t allow Xanda to leave Zimbabwe as a trophy“ “Zimbabwe: Ban Hunting of Lions Immediately“ “Cecil’s Son Shot and Killed. End Trophy Hunting Now!“ “Cecil’s Law – To stop the import of wildlife trophies into the UK“ By Andrew Van Ginkel Editor: In this analysis, […]

800 Skeletons – ‘Captive’ Lion Export Quota Approved

Banner image: Courtesy of Africa Geographic So, the Republic of South Africa, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has decided to push on with the proposed “800 skeletons” – “captive produced lion bone trade under the quota system.” This was inevitable after  the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora […]

African leopard – Endangered Species

Banner image courtesy of animalplanetgallery.com Petition – “This is our chance to stop leopard trophy hunting and ban the U.S. import of leopard parts from Southern Africa.” In July 2016, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Center for Biological Diversity and The Fund for Animals filed a legal petition with […]

“Report on Lion Conservation..” WildCRU

Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) “Report on Lion Conservation with Particular Respect to the Issue of Trophy Hunting,” (the “Report”), Professor David Macdonald (Director of WildCRU) et al., dated 28 November 2016 Download – Report on lion conservation, David Macdonald Download – Report on lion conservation, Appendices, David Macdonald The Report provides reference material and plenty […]