A Kuwaiti company registered in South Africa will be shipping 60,000 live sheep to Kuwait this September. Many will die during the long, arduous, and intolerably hot journey.
South Africa, DRC, Namibia and Zimbabwe believe they should be able to sell threatened wildlife species on global markets.
United States zoos now plan to import baby elephants from Zimbabwe, undeterred by the international uproar over their 2016 import of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland.
In the video, the elephants are forced to perform tricks and show signs of immense stress. Once again, this shows that entertainment trumps while the elephants’ welfare is pushed aside.
South Africa’s captive lion industry is massive and exploitative, and mercilessly turns lions into profit in a number of ways. We discussed this issue in an interview with the team behind the award-winning documentary Blood Lions.
The crisis facing the African elephant cannot be effectively tackled without taking steps to address one of the key drivers of demand: the existence of domestic legal ivory markets.
Botswana has a growing population of humans and cattle, not elephants. Outside protected areas, desertification caused by cattle over-grazing too often gets ignored. Hunting will not solve this problem; appropriate land use planning will.
The five governments that form part the enormous Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) are failing to protect wildlife and the livelihoods of rural communities. Widespread poaching, logging, fencing, over-population and poor cross border co-operation are driving more people to poverty and causing wildlife to disappear.
A pro-hunting stance is frequently composed both of colonial attitudes and misunderstandings about the ecological impact of hunting.
South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is determined to set yet another export quota for lion bones. This flies in the face of several ongoing processes aimed at curbing the controversial industry, including litigation challenging the quota.
The day will see swift lovers from the four corners of the world pool forces to draw attention to these fascinating but endangered birds.
An investigation by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting reveals how the trophy hunting industry set up a conservation group as a front to persuade relevant authorities to allow hunting of threatened wildlife.