Copyright: Hein Waschefort

Reconsidering the economic relevance of recreational hunting

Reconsidering the economic relevance of recreational hunting Hunting wild animals is an integral part of African history and culture. Today, many people continue to hunt wildlife for complex reasons that range from subsistence to recreation. In recent years animal protection groups have become increasingly critical of hunting and especially the most financially lucrative form of it: selling legal...
COP26

COP26 and a Call to Action: Hope is us

COP26: Hope is us Post COP26, the global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis, 350.org, shared an email entitled "The Bad News and the Good News from COP26" with their supporters. Their Call to Action was posted on Facebook. The UN climate summit in Glasgow has finished. The good news is that for the first time in history, the talks formally recognised the need to put an end to fossil...
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...
Namibian wildlife conservation

Competing conservation ideologies: Troubled times for reporting on Namibian wildlife

By Liz Rihoy and Malan Lindeque  •  Op-ed The Daily Maverick 14 April 2019 Two competing ideological narratives have emerged in African wildlife conservation. The one is based on so- called ‘compassionate conservation’, aligned with the mostly Western animal rights movement, the other based on the human rights of the owners of the wildlife, the local people who live with wild animals. In...
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