An illegal hunter and his two hunting dogs were killed by lions, while the other four men escaped narrowly.
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.
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.
A closer look at the world’s reaction to the Blood Lions documentary.
Corey Knowlton, the hunter who paid US$350,000 to shoot a black rhino is suing Delta Airlines for refusing to ship his trophy.
Bull elephant hunted in Zimbabwe is likely not Nkombo from the Kruger National Park.
China has issued a one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports ahead President Xi Jinping’s visit to Britain this month.
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.
Seven Grévy’s zebras have been killed in northern Kenya during a shootout between Turkana and Samburu herders.
Zimbabwe’s environment minister said that the US dentist, Walter Palmer, could not be charged for an illegal hunt as all his “papers were in order”.
Blood Lions documentary to air on American Television on the 7th of October!
World Youth and Student Travel Conference delegates asked hosts to include a screening of the documentary Blood Lions in their programme, but involved parties were not able to agree.
A recent television exposé of driven hunting has established a disturbing link between the agricultural and hunting sectors that goes by the name of Anton de Vries.
No charges have been filed against Walter Palmer for the killing of Cecil the lion and the Zimbabwean police have not supplied the required documentation for his extradition.
Since Botswana banned trophy hunting two years ago, remote communities have been at the mercy of growing numbers of wild animals that are damaging livelihoods and terrifying villagers.
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.
In light of the uproar following the death of Cecil, three prize winners weigh in on trophy hunting.
Dereck Joubert explains how the argument for hunting gets thinner each time it is tested.
The privately owned global shipping company, MSC, has banned the transportation of hunting trophies on ethical grounds.
Blood Lions – the new conservation film about canned hunting that is having a profound influence on the controversial industry of lion breeding.
A professional guide was fatally mauled by a male lion whilst out on a walking safari in Hwange National Park after doing everything he could to successfully protect his guests and ensure their safety.
Richard Branson examines the reality of “recreational” big game hunting in Africa that feels like a relic of a bygone era when people were conquerors, rather than stewards, of their environment.
An exploration of the reality behind the lion breeding industry and the heavy implications of taking a ‘selfie’ with an adorable lion cub.
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.
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.
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.
Following recent news that Delta Airlines has banned the transport of hunting trophies, two other American airlines – United Airlines and American Airlines – have been quick to follow suit.
Delta has announced a ban on transporting trophy kills following pressure from customers, activists and a petition with 395,245 signatures.
The famous Australian novelist’s thoughts on the African wilderness, trade in rhino horn, hunting and what must be done to ensure that Africa’s wild animals survive.
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.
Debate, drama and decisions in the wake of the death of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s iconic lion.
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.”
A Minnesota father of two is discovered to be the hunter who shot dead Cecil – one of Zimbabwe’s most loved lions.
Zimbabwe authorities are trying to track down the Spaniard that allegedly paid €50,000 to kill Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions.
After viewing the new film Blood Lions, Hermann Meyeridricks is asking the hunting association to reconsider its position on lion hunting.
South African Airways have lifted with immediate effect the embargo that was placed on elephant, rhino, lion and tiger hunting trophies.
A well-known and much-photographed black-maned lion affectionately named Cecil was killed by sport hunters just outside Hwange in Zimbabwe last week.
We interview wildlife campaigner Ian Michler, and filmmaker Nick Chevallier about their new film, Blood Lions.
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.
A hunters’ association in Zimbabwe says that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the unexpected killing of one of the country’s best-known lions on a hunt last week.
Dwindling elephant populations in Tanzania and Zimbabwe justify the USA ban on the importation of elephant trophies from the two countries.
Conservancy member urgently opposes a rhino trophy hunt that is planned on Lalibela for next week.
Lions could be in trouble in Namibia’s north-west if nothing is done to reduce human-predator conflict.
Lufthansa airline changes its policy on transporting hunting trophies.
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.
Zambia lifts ban on safari hunting to attract tourists.
Effective 15th May 2015 Emirates SkyCargo will not accept any kind of hunting trophies for carriage on Emirates services.
How lions in South Africa are destined to end up being traded to China.
Botswana’s villagers wish for the return of elephant hunting.
Reports claim that South African Airways (SAA) Cargo has placed an embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies.
Are South African conservation authorities intent on shipping some of our wild rhinos to live out their lives “safely” on hunting and horn cropping farms?
Discussing the policies on leopard management on the Limpopo region of South Africa.
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.
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.
What the life and death of Big John the lion has to teach about trophy hunting and dwindling lion populations.
The NSPCA speaks out on why selective breeding for colour morphs has absolutely no benefit to the individual animal, the species, biodiversity or conservation as a whole.
Remember the story about so-called trophy hunter Johann Louw, who was trampled by a ‘desert-dwelling elephant bull’? Well it was falsely reported. Here is the true story.
Russel Gammon discusses what every conservationist should be fighting for – both hunters and non-hunters alike.
The European Commission has closed a major loophole exploited by criminal gangs trafficking in high-value hunting trophies that carry tusks and horns.
A response from well-known conservationist Gail Potgieter on the hunting debate.