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Opinion: The trouble with trophy hunting

Frank Pope, CEO of Save the Elephants, shares his insight into the latest news around the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe to America.

Opinion: Too many lions in Kunene

Whether tourism operators and armchair lion-lovers like it or not, there are now too many lions in some parts of the Kunene region. Trying to save the lions that are killing livestock, or harassing the farmers who kill them, including impounding their firearms, will not serve the interests of conservation in the region.

Problem lions announcement: Conservationist challenges Namibian minister

desert-adapted lions © Ingrid Mandt

Conservationist challenges Namibian minister in open letter regarding decision to relocate or kill problem lions in the Kunene region.

Kruger should cull 88% of its elephants, says hunter Ron Thomson

Herd of elephants with sight targets

Celebrated hunter Ron Thomson believes that 88% of Kruger National Park’s elephants should be culled.

Rhino horn: Recipes for disaster

In the middle of the sixth mass extinction, when 50% of the living species are at risk of extinction due to the ever growing, destructive human hands, the six rhinoceros species are at the tip of the pyramid, among the most endangered species on Earth.

Kruger: Is this the technological future?

leopard peering into the camera with technology icon overlay

Presently, we are able to instantly globally share everything we see and hear in Kruger and just about every other destination on earth. Animal sightings and locations are given in real time and we are able to send photos and videos across a host of social media platforms.

Opinion: Are Maasai cattle to blame for overgrazing in Tanzania?

Maasai cattle grazing © Stephanie Fuchs

Living with the Maasai has taught me that conservation is not only about animals but is just as much about us humans; that to preserve any one place we have to be mindful of the local communities that live within it and try to understand the way they view the world to be able to work alongside them to protect mother nature.

Kruger: Impact of social media and mobile phones – good or bad?

Vehicles joust for a good view of a leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Technology and social media have shaped the Kruger experience into something radically different from what it was ten years ago.

Dear John, our response to your rhino horn auction

Black Rhino Conservation with WWF - John Hume Rhino Horn Auction Arguments

Rhino farmer, John Hume, will be auctioning 500kgs of rhino horn online today (23 August 2017). He presents arguments for his rhino horn auction, which Dr Simon Morgan – co-founder of Wildlife ACT, debunks.

The rhino in the room: South Africa’s domestic trade in rhino horn

On the surface, the upcoming legal auction of rhino horn set to begin on August 21 might appear to be a harmless propaganda exercise, but it may in fact signal a deepening of the rhino crisis.

The BIG LIE about lion trophy hunting

The trophy hunting of Africa’s wild, free roaming lions is not sustainable and has to stop.

Why not auction Namibian desert lions that are to be trophy hunted?

Kebbel (XPL 81) ©Inki Mandt

An interesting idea has emerged about the way in which desert-adapted Namibian lions could potentially be saved from trophy hunting: put them up for auction.

The uphill battle to move Zululand’s alleged rhino kingpin trial to High Court

Early this week the Sunday Times revealed the contents of a shocking affidavit claiming that bribes had been paid so that the alleged rhino poaching kingpin of Zululand, Dumisani Gwala, never saw the inside of a jail cell.

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