The Unsustainable Excuse

Petition – “Stop South Africa’s attempts to legalize trade in rhino horn“- Global March for Elephants and Rhinos   The “sustainable use of our natural resources” – Opinion After posting the Don Pinnock article (“Rhino sale bombshell hidden in new raft regulations,” Daily Maverick, 27 February 2017) the feedback received was ‘interesting’ – explaining the South African’s right […]

Leopard Hunting – South Africa

Banner image courtesy of Mark Boulton, Elsa Trust and Elsamere Government Gazette, Vol.  620, 8 February 2017, No. 40601 Notice 75, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Draft norms and standards for the management and monitoring of the hunting of leopard in South Africa for trophy hunting purposes “Members of the public are invited to submit […]

The “800 skeletons” – “captive produced lion bone trade under the quota system”

Petition –  “End the export of captive-bred African lion parts from South Africa“ – Humane Society International Petition – “URGENT: Stop the Export of 800 Lion Skeletons from South Africa to Asia“ Petition – “Lions denied proper protection at CITES CoP17” – Captured in Africa Foundation During the October 2016 Conference of the Parties (CoP17) […]

BREAKING- Bernie Sander Grills The Incoming EPA Boss – He Admits WHAT?!?!

It is with great disappointment that the incoming Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Boss, Scott Pruitt, doesn’t care about Protecting the Environment. Instead he is going to protect the oil and gas industries. When asked by Bernie Sanders if the climate change is caused by man activities, the incoming EPA Boss said that there are other bigger […]

BREAKING: China COMMITS To Banning Ivory Trade In China By The End of 2017

For the first time we finally heard something good coming out of China. After years of protest and rallies by animal lovers in China and worldwide, the Chinese government is finally aware of the fact they are playing a big role in the Ivory trade and are taking big steps to put an end. Chinese officials announced […]

“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 […]

Botswana Pursuing ‘Photographic Tourism’

Banner Image – “Game viewing in the Selinda Reserve, Botswana is outstanding right now…” Image courtesy of Beverly and Dereck Joubert, Great Plains Conservation There has been recent reports of Botswana being pressured by pro-hunting lobbies from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and lobbyists from the European Union seeking to persuade Botswana to relax its 2014 hunting ban; […]