Day: 3 Jun 2020

ivory

Antique dealers, ivory and a ‘fantastic day for elephants’

Summary: In November, 2019 The Guardian reported that antique dealers had failed in an attempt to overturn a total ban on ivory trading which was being introduced by the government. The high court ruled the legislation did not breach European law. Conservation groups, who argued that any dilution of the ban would revitalise illegal elephant poaching, welcomed the decision, which they said would...
sustainable use

Sustainable use in the Greater Kruger

The blog, written by Lindie Botha and entitled Sustainable Use in the Greater Kruger, with the tagline Publics, parliaments and lots of drama*, appeared in Timbavati Guest Blogger Series: The Conservation Conversation. It's about how the debate around sustainable use is framed rather than some kind of consensus definition of sustainable use as a development model. Extract: It’s been a busy...
black rhino

US allows the import of a black rhino trophy hunted in Namibia

Summary:  Associated Press reported in September, 2019 that the Trump administration would issue a permit to a Michigan trophy hunter to import the skin, skull and horns from a rare black rhinoceros he shot in Africa. Chris D. Peyerk applied last year for the permit required by the Fish and Wildlife Service to import animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.  He paid $400,000 to an...
lion bones

Lion bones weighing 342 kg seized at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

Summary: The BBC reported on 4th October, 2019 that South African officials had seized 342kg (754lb) of lion bones and arrested three people at Johannesburg airport in South Africa, the environment ministry said. The bones, which are prized in Asia for supposed medicinal benefits and to make jewellery, were destined for Malaysia. The 12 boxes of lion bones wrapped in aluminium foil were...
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