A recent South African Parliamentary wildlife colloquium ignored the benefits of non-consumptive wildlife utilisation as ecological sustainability was obscured by the increasing commodification of wildlife resources.
A study by John Paulson and colleagues at Duke University found that elephants play an important role in Central Africa’s forests by dispersing seeds and nutrients and trampling foliage. A reduction in elephant populations would leave 96% of Central African forests susceptible to drastic change.
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“On January 23rd 2018, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) set out its non-detriment findings (NDF) for the African lion. This is of extreme importance to the hunting industry, since without an NDF, no lion hunts would be allowed and no lion trophies could be exported.”
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While palm oil can be defined as vegan because it contains no animal substances, the industry that produces it is by no means cruelty free.
None of the existing role players in conservation understand what is required to save Africa’s vanishing wilderness. The issue is just too broad and deep – and politically charged.
It is tragic that intelligent and well-meaning academics and lawyers can miss the point so badly. The point is that there are very good reasons why existing conservation rules are not being implemented in Africa.
Xanda was shot just outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, near the spot his father Cecil was killed by American bow hunting dentist Walter Palmer. His death is mired in confusion, and means that his seven offspring face an unlikely future.
What will South Africa’s national parks and game reserves look like ten or 50 years hence? What is their purpose, and where will the money come from to protect and sustain them?
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) welcomes the judgement of the Pietermaritzburg High Court that no wild or captive elephant may be exported for the purpose of keeping it in captivity in a controlled environment.