SALE OF RHINO HORN LEGAL IN RSA

In a very welcome decision, the Constitutional Court denied DEA the request to appeal against the High Court's decision to legalise the sale of rhino horn in South Africa.  Although this does not mean that rhino horn may be sold internationally, at least it brings some relief for South African...

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RHINO CONSERVATION IN PERSPECTIVE

The plight of the world’s rhinoceros species is one that should never have been allowed to happen. Yet, in Africa, the Northern white rhino is virtually extinct, the feisty Black rhino is critically endangered and the placid Southern white rhino has had to be rescued from the brink of extinct...

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THE HUNTER'S IMAGE (AFRICAN INDABA)

  African Indaba » Sustainable Use » The Hunter’s Image November 2016, Volume 14-4&5 Yes, a lion got killed. Yes, he had a name and was a favorite at a well-known photographic installation in Hwange National Park. He was killed in a place with no lion permit and ...

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AFRICAN COUNTRIES MIGHT DISENGAGE FROM CITES

There are clear indications that African countries are considering to disengage from CITES.  CITES has clearly been taken over by green movements and by animal rightists NGOs and seems to no longer support the African focus of conservation through sustainable use.  CITES has thus become j...

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POACHING ONSLAUGHT ON KRUGER'S ELEPHANT HAS STARTED

The poaching onslaught on Kruger's Elephant has started.  NHSA is on record as warning on this issue due to government's inaction on legalising trade in Rhino horn and Elephant ivory.  In any other manner these animals have no chance of surviving the poaching onslaught.  Poaching is ...

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FOUNDING OF TRUE GREEN TO FIGHT ANIMAL RIGHTISTS

The founding ot the True Green (TGA) is directed at totally discrediting the doctrine of animal rightsism within the public domain.  It will best be able to achieve this from the periphery; and that is where we wish to remain because that is where our attentions will be focussed. We intend to...

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HOW "ENDANGERED SPECIES" DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT

How ‘endangered species’ destroy the environment IVO VEGTER 25 MAY 2016 10:47 (SOUTH AFRICA) DAILY MAVERICK Animal rights activists, most of whom live in wealthy urban comfort, far from the realities of nature and its conservation, are destroying the ecosystems of Africa. Fo...

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RHINOS IN THE WILD LOST FOREVER IN THE NEXT 15 YEARS ?

Despite indications that South Africa will ask CITES to lift the ban on the trade in Rhino horn (our previous News Article), Cabinet has decided to not ask for the opening of the legal trade in Rhino horn at the coming CITES meeting to be held in South Africa a little later this year. Weep with us...

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MAINTAINING THE GOOD FACE OF HUNTING

With the hunting season fast approaching, we are again entering a time in which hunting and the hunter, will come under the severe scruteny of the anti-hunting lobby. In so many instances, however, we as hunters are ourselves to blame for the severe critisism hunting and the hunter is subjected to...

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SA TO PUSH LEGAL RHINO HORN TRADE

The decision is contained in National Treasury’s “Estimates of National Expenditure 2016 for Environmental Affairs”, released in February, which states “South Africa will submit its rhino horn trade proposal at Cites COP17”, The Citizen reported.  It says the pro...

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20,000 ELEPHANT POACHED IN AFRICA IN 2015

It is clear that the persistant ban on the legal trade in Elephant ivory and in Rhino horn is not working and that the massive amounts of money to be made in the Black Market for these products will keep on driving the poaching of these animals. Read the Article here...

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RHINO CONSERVATION THE RIGHT WAY

    Why the world's largest rhino farmer is cutting off their horns South African farmer John Hume says he would be "happy" to supply the criminal poaching networks driving the animals to extinction with a legal alternative and the money raised would help him protect his own he...

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ZIMBABWE MIGHT BE FORCED TO CULL LARGE NUMBERS OF LION

Reportedly the issue of Cecil the Lion has created a situation where international hunters do not want to hunt lion in Zimbabwe.  The upshoot thereof is that Zimbabwe will possibly have to cull a large number of lions.  Read here - Zimbabwe Park to Cull 200 Lions...................... &n...

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TEMPORARY STOPPING OF LEOPARD HUNTING

A number of press reports would have informed you of the interim stopping of leopard hunting in the country. The current stopping of the hunting of leopard is an interim measure of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the Scientific Authority of South Africa to be able to make informe...

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