Sixteen people in the Czech Republic have been charged with being part of an international trafficking syndicate that allegedly moved rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam.
Gauteng’s top tourist attraction is one of numerous lion farms in South Africa that breed the big cats for the canned hunting industry and make money from its spin-offs like cub petting and volunteering, says an animal activist group.
Jacalyn discusses the flaws of Generation Y when it comes to issues worth fighting for such as canned lion hunting.
Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40 000 Maasai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral land into a reserve for the royal family of Dubai to hunt big game.
The Texas hunting club that auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia said it will cancel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denies the winning bidder’s request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. as a trophy.
Landmark Foundation’s collared female leopard shot has been shot by a farmer in the Northern Cape.
A permanent ban on the importation of lion parts, including trophies, is planned by Australia in an effort to put an end to South Africa’s lion breeding industry.
Conservationist Ian Michler met European lawyers, politicians, NGOs and the media this month to discuss ways of introducing a ban on the importation of canned lion hunting trophies into Europe.
Why women why they hunt, and what conservation value they see in hunting endangered species.
A journey through the ages from Artenis to Katniss
A commentary on the rising popularity of hunting among young women.
Ken joins a traditional hunt with a tribe of Hadzabe bushmen.
Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying video footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania with a company known as Green Mile Safari.
AN ANALYSIS OF
THE LION BREEDING INDUSTRY
IN SOUTH AFRICA
The status of South African wild lions goes up for debate.
Male lion from Puros region of Namibia shot and killed by farmers in the ongoing battle between lions and humans over livestock.
Belgium teenager, Axelle Despiegelaere, loses modeling contract with L’Oreal, a cosmetic giant that: “no longer tests on animals,” after controversial hunting photograph, of her with a dead oryx, emerges during the World Cup.
A Namibian professional hunter sustained multiple injuries when a young elephant bull attacked him in the Uukwaluudhi Conservancy.
Two international environmental organisations have called on the US government to implement trade sanctions against Mozambique for its official complicity in the ongoing rampant slaughter of elephants and rhinos.
Dr Margaret Jacobsohn gives her thoughts on the Namibian desert elephant hunting debate.
Namibian John K Kasaona gives a local’s view on the Namibian hunting debate.
Concerns have been heightened by the Namibian Ministy of Environment and Tourism’s decision to issue additional hunting permits for desert elephants.
Australians who travel overseas to hunt rhinoceroses will no longer be allowed to bring home their slaughter.
Meet Kendall Jones, a happy huntress, with good looks, a large weapon and her very own dead lion she seems to be the next Melissa Bachman.
News that Namibia has just followed through on killing the first of the Namibian desert elephants is causing an outcry.
Award-winning conservationist sets the record straight about the Namibian desert elephant hunting debate.
This video by Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) clarifies the connection between the canned lion hunting and cub petting industries in South Africa.
The Namibian government response to NGOs, on hunting ‘desert elephants’.
A source inside the Namibian government has apparently leaked information about the sale of hunting permits for rare desert elephants as an effort to garner more votes.
The sickening footage of the shocking moment a sleeping elephant in Zimbabwe was woken up by American trophy hunters and shot.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the intention to stop all commercial trade in African elephant tusks and rhino horn, starting with a suspension on the importation into USA of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
In a statement recently published on the official website of the Republic of Botswana Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism the country declares its position on the practice of canned hunting and its plans to ban the practice.
A Kenyan grassroots initiative, Walk With Rangers, has spoken out against the controversial rhino auction held by the Dallas Safari Club that saw the highest bidder, Mr. Corey Knowlton, cough up a staggering US$350 000 to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia.
Kevin Richardson discusses the reality of lion cub petting and how this relates back to canned lion hunts and the likes of Melissa Bachman.
A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino has sold for US$350 000 at a closely watched auction that’s been criticised by wildlife and animal rights groups.
With around 1 800 black rhinos remaining in Namibia, Jeff Flocken argues that the Dallas Safari Club’s auction for a black rhino hunt is not the right call for conservation.
Botswana’s Minister of Agriculture, Christian de Graaff, is under fire after he exported a large shipment of lions to a canned hunting outfit in South Africa last month.
Melissa Bachman has sparked international outrage after posting a picture on social media, boasting publicly about killing a magnificent male lion in the Maroi Conservancy in South Africa.
US based, Dallas Safari Club, has recently announced that they will be auctioning off a permit to hunt an endangered black rhinoceroses.
Gun lobbyist kills elephant: National Rifle Association lobbyist Tony Makris shoots down a bull elephant in a recent episode of the NBC sports show “Under Wild Skies” in which he is the host.
A thought-provoking blog post about how a well-managed trophy hunting operation has a positive effect on both wildlife and communities.
Original Source: Annamiticus The July 2013 seizure of 24 rhino horns and arrest of 16 suspects in the Czech Republic points yet again to South Africa’s failure to properly monitor its own trophy hunt industry. The “hunters” were said to have been hired by an “international criminal gang” to legally kill rhinos in South Africa. […]
Over the past decade I, along with other people, have consistently argued that the economic benefits of trophy hunting have been crudely overstated. And when viewed against the alternative land-use option, that of well-managed photographic ecotourism, the merit of trophy hunting in nationally protected areas holds even less weight, if any at all. In this […]
Press Release: African Parks We are pleased to report that a major anti-poaching breakthrough has been made at Odzala-Kokoua National Park with the arrest of the kingpin of a regional ivory poaching and trafficking ring. The arrest of Ngondjo Ghislain, alias “Pépito”, represents a coup for Park Manager Leon Lamprecht and his law enforcement team […]
Original source: Guardian.co.uk “Fears of a rise in poaching as Asian traders look for alternatives to tigers as a source of ingredients for traditional medicine Koos Hermanus would rather not give names to the lions he breeds. So here, behind a 2.4-metre high electric fence, is 1R, a three-and-a-half-year-old male, who consumes 5kg of meat […]
The Loliondo Game Controlled Area (LGCA), one of Tanzania’s most well-known Maasai community concessions and wildlife destinations is in the spotlight as local stakeholders and outside financial interests clash over its natural resources. These tensions are not new, and given the location of Loliondo and the bounty of wildlife and grazing it carries, such tussles […]
On 9 January 2013, the Zambian Minister of Tourism Sylvia Masebo – responsible through its board for the parastatal the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) – called a meeting at very short notice in Lusaka of all the hunting-safari stakeholders. Vice-President Scott attended. Rolf Shenton, the former MP for Mkushi whose father Barry brought the first […]
On Wednesday the Zambian government held a stakeholders meeting in Lusaka in an attempt to thrash out some of the issues surrounding the crisis within the local trophy hunting industry. Chaired by the Vice-President (VP), Dr Guy Scott, those in attendance included a cross-section of hunters, wildlife managers, eco-tourism consultants, outside observers, government personnel and […]
Towards the end of last week Zambian wildlife authorities suspended the tender process for hunting concessions and cancelled all hunting licences for the foreseeable future. According to sources and local news reports, Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo has based her decision on corruption and malpractices between the hunting companies and various government departments. […]
The phrase ‘if it pays, it stays’ has frustrated me for years. I can recall countless ‘debates’ with people about the pros and cons of hunting the Big Five and the role it plays in South African conservation.My emotional pleas, citing moral responsibility to nature and our duty to future generations, were shot down and […]
Just under 2 weeks ago, the President of Botswana, Lt. Gen. Ian Khama, gave a speech wherein he announced that by the end of 2013, trophy hunting would no longer be allowed in Botswana. Speaking at a local kgotla in Mababe, a village along the edge of the Okavango Delta, he said that “Next year […]
Botswana’s president Ian Khama has announced that the government will no longer issue licenses for hunting wild animals in the country. In a progressive move to protect the country’s natural heritage and the tourism industry, he said that the government of Botswana, through the Environment and Wildlife Ministry, would stop issuing hunting licenses as of […]