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

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

Buffalo Breeding Mania in South Africa

Gerhard R Damm compiled this article from reports by Christopher Spillane and Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg News

Africa’s biggest-horned and disease-free buffalo was valued at a record amount in a February 2016 auction after businessman Peter Bellingham, of Tambotie Floodplains near Mookgophong bought a 25 percent share in a bull named Horizon for 44 million rand ($2.8 million). READ MORE