“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; […]

Cecil’s Brother, Jericho the Lion, Found Dead

It is with great sadness that we learn that Cecil’s pride brother, Jericho the lion, was found dead under a bush in Hwange National Park in the fall. Investigators reported that Jericho’s death is due to natural causes Like Cecil, Jericho the lion was collared by researcher and during a routine inspection, researcher Jane Hunt found the […]

Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

Banner image – courtesy of Mwana  – Kanimambo Creations The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Service Director Dan Ashe has recently announced (20 October 2016) that the United States will no longer permit the import of lion trophies from captive hunts in South Africa. Melissa Bachman poses with the lion she ‘hunted’. Photo: […]

Alledged Hunter of Famous Walking Bear Pedals Potentially Identified – UNCONFIRMED EVIDENCE

**THE DEATH OF PEDALS IS NOT FULLY CONFIRMED AND THERE ARE MULTIPLE SUSPECTS BEING TOSSED AROUND ON SOCIAL MEDIA – WE WILL PROVIDE UP TO DATE COVERAGE OF THIS UNRAVELING NEWS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS** The rumored death of the famous walking bear pedals has brought disappointment for thousands of animal lovers world wide and the elusive […]

Another Missed Opportunity by CITES

In early September 2016, the renowned body of scientists, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) passed Motion 009  – “the prohibition by the South African Government on the capture of wild lions for breeding or keeping in captivity.“ IUCN Motion 009 – “Terminating the hunting of captive-bred lions (Panthera leo) and other predators and captive breeding for commercial, […]

Hillary Clinton’s Promises to Protect Wildlife Are Nothing Compared To Bernie Sander’s

While combing through the election websites of Hillary Clinton, we noticed that Hillary has some election promises for animal rights. It looks awfully similar to Bernie Sander’s promises but sadly with a lot of details taken out. This is from Hillary’s website: As president, Hillary will: Protect wildlife in the United States by keeping public lands public—not auctioning […]

Thousands Impacted by Cecil 2016 – Watch Recordings Here

This past weekend, the much anticipated rally against trophy hunting, Cecil2016 took place at Washington DC. Despite the rain during some parts of the rally, thousands participated online through livestreaming or physically outside the Washington Memorial. Facebook statistics has reported that the rally at its peak had a reach of 160,000 people on Facebook. The rally featured […]