elephants

Shooting or sparing? No consensus on how to deal with elephants – Die Welt, Germany

Shooting or sparing? No consensus on how to deal with elephants - Die Welt, Germany By Eva Krafczyk With elephants, it gets emotional. Some want to hunt them down, others put protection in the foreground. Two conferences on how to deal with pachyderms show that there is no lack of arguments in the discussion.For tourists in the savannah areas and national parks of Africa, encountering an elephant...
conservation

How to keep environmental conservation from doing more harm than good – Landscapes News

How to keep environmental conservation from doing more harm than good - landscape News In Africa, “colonial conservation” has become a human rights issue by Augusta Dwyer At a conservation congress 17 years ago, a Maasai leader named Martin Saning’o had harsh words for his audience, declaring, “We are enemies of conservation.”Well before then, the Maasai had lost most of their grazing...
anti hunting laws

Media Release: Anti-hunting laws threaten our livelihoods and our wildlife

MEDIA RELEASE A Wave Of Legislative Proposals Throughout Europe To Restrict The Legal Import Of Hunting Trophies Threatens The Rights And Livelihoods Of African Communities Involved In Conservation, And The Wildlife Itself For Immediate Release: July 7 2022 Representatives of African rural communities lead a mission to explain to the UK and European lawmakers how proposed legislation undermines...
TRADITONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE TEK

Traditional Ecological Knowledge ‘TEK’ – Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies

Traditional Ecological Knowledge 'TEK' - Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies by John Ziker, Professor of Anthropology, Boise State UniversityMany outdoor enthusiasts and sustainability organizations emphasize “leaving no trace.” In fact, people always leave traces, no matter how small. Even footsteps compact the soil and affect plant...
APAC

The first Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) must put community land rights at the centre of its agenda.

To conserve Africa’s biodiversity, its leaders must rethink protected areas The first Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), scheduled for July 18-23, must put community land rights at the centre of its agenda By Dr Kendi Borona Rights and Resources Group As the date for the first Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), July 18-23, draws near, conservation professional Kendi Borona suggests...
hunting trophies

‘It’s neocolonialism’: campaign to ban UK imports of hunting trophies condemned by African delegation

‘It’s neocolonialism’: campaign to ban UK imports of hunting trophies condemned by African delegation Former colonial powers seeking to pass laws that threaten the rights and livelihoods of rural African communities and their wildlife, need to consider this impact and hear what Africans have to say about it first.That’s the message that a delegation from the Community Leaders Network of...

Calls for compensation intensify as elephant-wildlife conflict increases in Zimbabwe

Villagers in lethal fights with elephants as HWC deaths reach terrible new milestone Calls for compensation intensify as human-wildlife conflict increases in Zimbabwe Local communities in Zimbabwe are counting the costs of living with a burgeoning elephant population, raising calls for innovation to protect villagers as well as for countries to be allowed to sell ivory stockpiles to fund...
ivory ban

Is ethical ivory trade possible? A debate on Al Jazeera.

Is ethical trophy hunting possible? International television news channel Al Jazeera aired a video debate entitled 'Is an ethical ivory trade possible?" on May 28 following The African Elephant Conference which was held ifrom the 23rd to the 26th of May 2022 at the Hwange Safari Lodge Hwange, Zimbabwe. The African Elephant Conference was hosted under the theme a “New and Better Deal for...
the elephant in the room

Size is the Elephant in the Room – Beyond the Headlines

Size is the Elephant in the Room - Beyond the Headlines Unfortunately, non-factual opinions, especially persecutory ones, seem to have a critical mass. Once attained, facts are readily dismissed and become insignificant in comparison to the size of hate and the fiction that is generated by it. Karen Seginak Tweet The introduction to Karen Seginak's blog column Fresh Tracks reads:"Conservation...
trophy hunters

Trophy hunters in Tajikistan are the unlikely saviours of the snow leopard – The Guardian

Trophy hunters in Tajikistan are the unlikely saviours of the snow leopard - The Guardian UK “We have very few other sources of income here – the benefits to the community are enormous. People value our wildlife now." Village Headman, Tajikistan In Tajikistan, a well-managed trophy-hunting programme has proved that this community conservation model generates incentives and revenue to...
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