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 […]

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 […]

Elephant Misery

Have you ever been to a zoo, or animal ‘safari’ park where elephant rides are offered and you have been tempted to try it? Or perhaps attended a ‘festival’ in India or Sri Lanka where elaborately decorated elephants are ‘proudly’ paraded by their ‘masters?’ Figure 1 – Tourists riding elephants in Nepal Figure 2 – […]

Saturday, 30 April 2016 – A Complex Day for Wildlife

Saturday, 30 April 2016 will be remembered as a complex day for wildlife: In Kenya, there was a burning of confiscated ivory and rhino horn; In London, A March to Stop Lion Trophy Hunting; In Swaziland, a proposal for rhino horn harvesting emerged; In South Africa, the sad loss of an inspiring wildlife advocate and campaigner. […]

Feeding the Hunters’ Addiction in South Africa

The attached video is from a 2015 documentary (“Safari, Paying to Kill”) published onto YouTube in March 2016: It’s a very interesting 45 minutes, with the interviewer, Olivia Mokiejewski clearly exposing the deceit of the ‘canned’/captive-breeding industry in South Africa. Olivia describes ‘canned’ hunting as South Africa’s “nasty little secret” which at its worst, is […]

“Trophy Hunting is Not the Saviour for African Wildlife”

It’s time for a ‘disruptive innovation,’ to wean range Governments’ dependency away from the Trophy Hunting income used to help ‘balance the books.’ The premise is should/could the ‘international community’ devise transparent (‘corruption’ proof) ways to subsidise key wildlife reserves to save iconic species? Hunting Income Evidence suggests that much of the hunting income (estimated at more than […]

The ‘Theatre’ of Wildlife Decimation

In the war-like ‘theatre’ of organised wildlife crime, versus the authorities and anti-poaching units, where is the current ‘balance’ in this blood filled battle? Ultimately, where are we heading with regard to threatened species? Elephant Poaching Based on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) data, African elephant poaching […]

Identity of Elephant Killer Confirmed On Main Media

This afternoon, Daily Mail confirmed on the identity of the elephant killer as Billionaire investment banker Rainer Schorr. CEO and German property mongul of over couple hundred million dollars in assets. Daily Mail reported Schorr to be ultra influential as he has been featured on multiple investors interviews. Compared to the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, Palmer’s […]