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Hollowing Out Sustainable Use From The Inside


After the self-professed anti-hunting Born Free Foundation (BFF) gained membership to IUCN, it now enters into partnership agreements to subvert multinational agreements which have sustainable use as part of their rationale.

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals CMS and Born Free Foundation BFF signed a partnership agreement in May 2018. According to information on the CMS website, CMS and BFF cooperated already in the past outside formal partnership agreements.READ MORE

The Founding Members of CPHC-SA at the first meeting in December 2017

Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation – South Africa (CPHC-SA)


At the PHASA AGM in November 2017, changes to the constitution were adopted to enable the shooting of captive bred lions. This precipitated a split in the industry as many professional hunters and outfitters were totally opposed to the captive bred lion industry and believed it to be extremely damaging to the entire hunting industry.READ MORE

Book Review by Rosie Cooney: Poached – Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking


Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking by Rachel Love Nuwer. De Capo Press. 2018. 384 pp. ISBN-13: 9780306825507. Price: $28 / $36.50

A nuanced treatise on illegal wildlife trade misses some opportunities to advance the conversation.

In a Hanoi restaurant, a cobra lashes its body in a desperate attempt at escape while a waiter expertly slits its belly and extracts its beating heart, sending a stream of blood into a waiting vessel to the delight of the onlooking French diners. This scene hints at one of the factors that drive the illicit trade in wild species. But why is it conducted with such apparent impunity? And why have attempts to address it been so ineffective?READ MORE

Book Review by Conservation Frontlines Newsroom : “CITES, Animal Rights, Sustainable Use and Conservation in Africa”


CITES, Animal Rights, Sustainable Use and Conservation in Africa – A Collection of Papers. Authors: Rowan Martin and Marshall Murphree. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-613-9-57892-4. 100 Pages. € 32,90

Wildlife conservation in Africa is a global priority. Illegal killing of wildlife and trafficking has centre-stage status. However, the global community’s approach is not effective – wildlife trade bans may be the cause of species declines. READ MORE

Abstracts Of Recently Published Papers On Hunting


In this section we will inform you periodically on interesting peer reviewed scientific papers on hunting and conservation. Usually we give you the title of the paper, the authors and an abstract, as well as a direct link to the paper and/or publisher.

Please note that the opinion expressed and the conclusions drawn in these papers do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher and editors of Conservation Frontlines.READ MORE