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.
OIPA Cameroon is creating a kinder and more humane future by teaching young children about animal welfare and environmental protection.
The recent lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban was made possible, in part, by myths about elephants and the impacts of hunting. Those lies are exposed here.
A collection of programs helps ease the suffering of donkeys in Tanzania, including veterinary clinics, a sanctuary, and humane education sessions for donkey caretakers.
‘Lonely Lammie’ has become the poster animal of South Africa’s struggling captive animals since the death of her partner Kinkel last year. The zoo’s decision flies in the face of worldwide outcry and numerous specialist recommendations.
In Nicaragua, a free veterinary clinic for working animals treated 456 horses. In Zimbabwe, partners are addressing harness wounds caused by improper care, including the use of barbed wire to attach donkeys to carts.