Collared Elephant Killed in Botswana’s Controlled Hunting Area NG3


During a legal and licensed elephant hunt in Controlled Hunting Area NG3 on November 24, a collared elephant bull was killed by a Botswana citizen accompanied by licensed professional hunters. The Botswana Government issued a media release on the incident, followed by an official statement of the Botswana Wildlife Producers Association.READ MORE

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

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

By Peter Mullineux

Changes to the South African Animal Improvement Act—a Comment


The amendment to South Africa’s Table 7 of the Animal Improvement Act 62 of 1998 places 33 wild species under the responsibility of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. This presents serious risks for conservation and questionable opportunities for a few.READ MORE