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...
CITES

Why Africa needs a common stance at CITES

Why Africa needs a common stance at CITES The 19th Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP19) is to be held in Panama, central America from 14 to 25 November, 2022.  Pointing to the fact that African countries represented at CITES do not have a history of  speaking with one voice on matters that pertains to its...
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...

Pandemic prevention should not victimize Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Pandemic prevention should not victimize Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities In a new paper published by Conservation Letters, authors Jason M. Tylianakis, Mark R. Herse, Sanna Malinennd, and  Phil O’B. Lyver lay out how wildlife consumption bans would inflict economic and cultural harms on already marginalised people. "During times of crisis, such as the present COVID pandemic, calls...
Trade bans and wildlife

Are CITES bans driving up demand for wildlife products?

An in-depth feature in Knowable Magazine  by Natasha Gilbert reports that scientists and wildlife trade experts worry CITES bans may be backfiring by driving up demand, arguing  the convention is  meant to help ensure wildlife trade meets people's needs while also safeguarding nature. Two examples of trade bans on wildlife and one on a plant species that saw an increase rather than decrease of...
wildlife trade

Global wildlife trade higher than thought

Extract: In an article on October 7, 2019, BBC science and environment writer Helen Briggs reported the findings of scientists from universities in the US and UK, who jointly analysed data collated on a range of species, which reveal that the wildlife trade is about 50% higher than previous estimates. "The sheer diversity of species being traded is astounding - the risk that that will grow is...
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