Op Ed

Can a global conservation fund bridge the gap between global finance and the realities for indigenous communities? Daily Maverick Op Ed

Can a global conservation fund bridge the gap between global finance and the realities for indigenous communities? A Daily Maverick Hunting OP-ED responds to the proposition that foreign aid can be a viable alternative to sustainable use An Op-Ed response in The Daily Maverick seeks to draw attention to the many problems with the assumptions contained the opinion piece (31 January 2022)...

UK trophy hunting import ban not supported by rural Africans – Mongabay Commentary

UK trophy hunting import ban not supported by rural Africans - Mongabay While a UK bill to ban the import of hunting trophies enjoys popular support there, rural Africans directly affected by such decisions are voicing opposition. In an article submitted as a Commentary piece by community conservation practitioners and professionals in Namibia and published in Mongabay on February 11, 2022, the...
hunting

‘An Environmentalist With a Gun’: Inside Steve Rinella’s Hunting Empire – The New York Times

‘An Environmentalist With a Gun’: Inside Steve Rinella's Hunting Empire - The New York Times "With “MeatEater” on Netflix and a growing roster of podcasts, Steven Rinella is teaching a new kind of hunter about how killing animals can be part of loving nature." The New York Times magazine feature article in February 2022  ‘An Environmentalist With a Gun’: Inside Steven Rinella’s...
colonial racism

Colonial Racism on Full Display in UK Parliaments Trophy Imports Ban

Colonial Racism On Full Display In UK Parliament’s Proposed Trophy Import Ban An article published in Forbes Magazine by contributing journalist Chris Dorsey this week highlights the hypocrisy, condescension,  colonial racism and wrong headedness on full display by the animal rights groups and their supporters, many of whom are UK celebrities, behind the UK’s trophy import ban. "In recently...
Animals Abroad Act

Poorly conceived’ Animals Abroad Bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told – The Guardian January 13, 2022

'Poorly conceived’ Animals Abroad Bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told - The Guardian January 13, 2022 Proposed ban on trophy hunting imports ignores African perspectives and could reverse conservation gains, says open letter  In an article in The Guardian UK on Thursday 13 January 2022, some balanced reporting by environmental journalist Patrick Greenfield about the hunting bans...
conservation

Furore over Namibian community-based conservation – Africa Geographic

Furore over Namibian community-based conservation - Africa Geographic "Animal rights organisations seem to be strangely fixated on Namibia’s community conservation model. The reason for this fixation is obvious – Namibia includes hunting as part of its broader wildlife economy and has made greater efforts to include rural communities in conservation than most other countries in the world." A...
climate change Africa

Climate change means hunger in our communities, African women leaders at COP26 – Mongabay

Climate change means hunger in our communities, COP26 African delegates say. Africa is acutely vulnerable to climate change despite accounting for only four per cent of global emissions. The climate talks have come under scrutiny for poor representation from African nations, some of the most vulnerable to climate impacts. As COP26 which closed this week in Glasgow, Mongabay reports...
trophy hunting

Divergent views on trophy hunting in Africa, and what this may mean for research and policy

Divergent views on trophy hunting in Africa, and what this may mean for research and policy - article by Shaya van Houdt, Richard P. Brown, Thomas C. Wanger, Wayne Twine, Richard Fynn, Kenneth Uiseb, Rosie Cooney, Lochran W. Traill An article that appeared on September 14, 2021 in the scientific journal Conservation Letters, authors Shaya van Houdt et al published the findings of an...
sustainable use

Sustainable use in the focus at events organized during the 4th day of IUCN WCC – Report

Sustainable use in the focus at events organized during the 4th day of IUCN WCC - Report In a report this week the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) states: "As an IUCN member, the CIC wants to ensure that there are positive outcomes going forward for sustainable use, as well as other key issues such as those relating to sustainable wildlife management, wildlife...
elephants

Flying elephants to Africa would be foolish meddling – The Times July 9 by Graham Boynton

Flying elephants to Africa would be foolish meddling. by Graham Boynton The Times July 9, 2021 In an article published in The Times, journalist Graham Boynton reports that "Yet another group of sentimental urban western animal lovers has decided what is best for African wildlife, but may have neglected to tell the Africans involved about that decision. The Aspinall Foundation, whose head of PR is...
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