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Abstracts Of Recently Published Wildlife Papers


TROPHY HUNTING IN NAMIBIA: A CASE OF AN UNETHICAL IMAGE THAT IS UNJUSTIFIED?
Tom McNamara, Irena Descubes and Cyrlene Claasen
Technical Report – The ESC Rennes School of Business January 13, 2016

The purpose of this paper is to examine the discourse of organized trophy hunting providers, mostly operating in Namibia. READ MORE

Poachers Who Killed Helicopter Pilot In Tanzania Arrested


After a weeklong manhunt and house-to-house searches in villages surrounding the Maswa Game Reserve near the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania, nine people were arrested in connection with the death of helicopter pilot Roger Gower. The country’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit teamed up with police and local authorities to find the killers. READ MORE

News from and about Africa


African Elephant Range States

Since February 2014 an Africa-wide elephant census sponsored by Microsoft billionaire Paul G. Allan is under way. 90 researchers made aerial surveys in 18 elephant range countries. Field work is nearly complete and results will be available soon. According to National Geographic the preliminary findings so far have revealed good and bad news for African elephants. READ MORE

Book Review: Game Ranch Management 6th Edition


This sixth edition of Game Ranch Management is a hot-off the press handbook for the management of wildlife ranches in Southern Africa. The 1,012 pages have been edited by J du P Bothma, professor emeritus and former director of the Center for Wildlife Management of the University of Pretoria and by wildlife veterinarian Dr J G du Toit. READ MORE

Kudu in Namibia


Kai-Uwe and Hagen Denker presented an interesting paper at the November 2016 AGM of the Namibia Professional Hunters Association (NAPHA): Kudu population dynamics with special reference to the periodic outbreak of rabies amongst greater kudu in central Namibia.READ MORE

A Special Buffalo Hunt in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve


Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and the Southern African Wildlife College have a close working relationship. The SAWC’s Bathawk regularly flies rhino monitoring patrols for the Klaserie. To pay for this service, the Klaserie PNR donates to the SAWC, a buffalo hunt which this department then sells on for best advantage.READ MORE