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Wildlife ranching in South Africa

Dr Peter Oberem takes a closer look at game breeding in South Africa as well as colour morphs and says why we should support wildlife ranching.

Zimbabwean hunter loses bid to have Cecil case dropped

Accused of “failing to prevent an illegal hunt” of Cecil the lion, Theo Bronkhorst’s application for his case to be referred to the constitutional court has been dismissed, and the case will be adjourned on 20th November.

Rhino hunter sues airline

Corey Knowlton, the hunter who paid US$350,000 to shoot a black rhino is suing Delta Airlines for refusing to ship his trophy.

Iconic elephant shot in Zimbabwe

An elephant with tusks estimated to weigh 120lb (54,4+kg) each was shot in the Malapati concession, located in southeastern Zimbabwe near Gonarezhou National Park.

The Alldays Massacre

Controversy surrounding a driven hunt that is currently underway on three game farms just outside of the town of Alldays in South Africa’s Limpopo province.

Hunting lions for fun

Award winning filmmaker, Dereck Joubert, explores the viability and ethics of hunting in the hope that Cecil the lion has died for at least some cause: to rally everyone to get important legislation passed and to stop the killing of lions for fun.

Zimbabwe lifts nationwide trophy hunting ban

The nationwide ban on hunting lions, leopards and elephants in Zimbabwe has been lifted, but a ban is still in force in a limited area including on the farm where Cecil was killed and on another farm where a second lion was hunted.

Cubs doing okay after Cecil’s death

The light at the end of the tunnel: Cecil’s story not only raises awareness about conservation issues, but it also sends the message that people care about the future of his offspring and his kind. Here are some fantastic photos of his cubs to ease your minds.

Alternatives to canned hunting

Legal trade, breeding programmes and other economic measures could be effective alternatives to canned hunting provided ethical boundaries are in place and local people are allowed to benefit.

US dentist thought lion hunt was legal

An American hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said that he wasn’t aware of the animal’s status “until the end of the hunt.”

Female elephant mistakenly shot by hunters

A female elephant was accidentally killed instead of an allegedly ‘damage causing’ bull elephant when a hunting permit was suspiciously issued at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.

Lion trouble in Namibia

Lions could be in trouble in Namibia’s north-west if nothing is done to reduce human-predator conflict.

Black rhino hunted in Namibia

In January 2014, Corey Knowlton bid US$350,000 for a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in Namibia. He won the permit. The hunt is now complete. A rhino is dead.

Hunter killed by bull elephant in musth

Ian Gibson, a professional hunter for Chifuti Safaris, was killed by an elephant bull while guiding an elephant hunt in Chewore North in the lower Zambezi Valley.

Botswana MPs want wildlife hunting ban lifted

A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban designed to reverse a decline in wildlife.

Hunting for conservation

Russel Gammon discusses what every conservationist should be fighting for – both hunters and non-hunters alike.