Trophy Hunting: A plea to appreciate that not all is black & white


This article, by a non-hunting research scientist who works in Tanzania, adds a voice of reason to the overheating debate on trophy hunting. Strampelli makes convincing arguments for a more nuanced approach by hunters, non-hunters and anti-hunters alike.READ MORE

The Business of Conservation


On 25 November 2014, Paul Tudor Jones II delivered the second Andrew Carnegie Lecture at the University of Glasgow. Here are extracts of his lecture and observations. During a time of overheating controversy about the “right” approaches to conservation, his remarks focus on solutions, which are as valid today as they were five years ago.READ MORE

ProTECT Act Does Not “Protect” Endangered Species


The “Prohibiting Threatened and Endangered Creature Trophies Act of 2019” (H.R. 4804), also known as the ProTECT Act, and the “Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act” (H.R. 2245), or CECIL Act, are two recent legislative actions that are aimed at destroying the value of our science-based conservation funding model.READ MORE

How hunting black rhino contributes to conservation in Namibia


A strong argument for continuing to hunt male black rhino—to increase the funding of conservation of the species, reduce rhino poaching, increase rhino population growth, safeguard the genetic integrity of Namibia’s black rhino and respect the rights and needs of rural communities.READ MORE

Cartoon from Peter Flack’s blog (reproduced with permission)

South Africa regulates the ‘improvement of wild animals’—seriously?


A critical view of the inclusion of iconic wildlife species into South Africa’s Animal Improvement Act. With this action, SA’s Dept. of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries demonstrates gross incompetence in matters of conservation. Negative consequences for wildlife and habitat will be inevitable.READ MORE