Botswana’s world acclaimed anti-poaching success story is being threatened by budget cuts, which have forced the elite Rhino Squad to curtail patrols and created a backlog in payments to farmers compensating for human-animal conflict.
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Earlier this month, South Africa’s 2009 moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn was lifted. This ruling went in favour of private rhino owners, and makes it legal to buy and sell rhino horn within South Africa.
In February, WTI assisted in capturing a tiger that had been declared a man-eater. Shoot orders had been issued against the tiger, so there was a limited opportunity to resolve the situation without killing it.
If cats do have nine lives, leopards are on their last. Especially the big, strong males of the species, as South Africa’s DEA seems set on reintroducing leopard trophy hunting quotas.
How can anyone believe that shooting an elephant is anything other than environmental terrorism? When did money substitute itself for true conservation, namely the preservation of natural functioning ecosystems?
Between twenty-five and forty hounds used in England’s Kimblewick Hunt have been killed to combat an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis. The incident suggests that hunting dogs may be at least partly to blame for the disease’s spread, which decimates UK cattle herds and has long been blamed on badgers.
Lodges in wildlife reserves cater to tourists hoping to experience some of the most exciting wildlife sightings in the world. What’s not well known is that a reserve like Timbavati is, in terms of income, primarily a hunting destination.
Global problems need global solutions, without which efforts to save wildlife, halt climate change, and live sustainably are doomed to failure. Only a radical re-think of the way we live will enable us to live sustainably and in harmony with nature.
South Africa is about to open the door to the commodification of rhino horn. This follows the permitting of 800 lion skeletons a year to be exported for fake tiger-bone wine and regulations for the hunting of leopards as soon as the present year-long moratorium is lifted.
Asia for Animals calls on the government of Indonesia to join the international movement against the use and abuse of animals in performances, and to pass and enforce laws ending animal shows in captive wildlife facilities.
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Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa’s largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent and 81 percent because of poaching, a new Duke University-led study finds.