human wildlife conflict

MEDIA RELEASE ‘Anti-hunting laws threaten our livelihoods and our wildlife’

MEDIA RELEASE “Anti-hunting laws threaten our livelihoods and our wildlife” 23 May 2022 For Immediate Release: Representatives of African rural communities lead a mission to explain to the UK and European lawmakers how proposed legislation undermines their rights, livelihoods, and wildlife conservation efforts   African community leaders are traveling to meet British and European government...
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...
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...

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...
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...
hunting communities

SADC rural hunting communities demand win-win benefits from international hunting – The Chronicle, Zimbabwe

SADC rural hunting communities demand win-win benefits from international hunting - The Chronicle, Zimbabwe "We think this is the right time to remove the middleman and let communities market their own natural resources,' said a member of the Southern Africa Community Leaders Network and CEO Ngamiland NGOs, Mr Siyoka Simasiku. "Communities should not be stakeholders but shareholders." Once...
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...

Feared and Hated but Admired and Respected -The Status and Plight of the African Lion (Panthera Leo) in Sub Saharan Africa: A Pest facing extinction or a favourite Tourist Attraction – Daily Nation, Kenya 2013. Author: Mwelwa C. Musambachime

rESOURCE aFRICA IN THE MEDIA

Facts matter: conservation scientists debunk myths about trophy hunting

Facts matter: conservation scientists debunk myths about trophy hunting 'Facts matter and misinformation can have devastating real-world impacts' Expressing their concern about an opinion piece by photographer Cyril Christo published in The Hill,  a widely read US political website, several conservation scientists wrote a rejoinder to debunk myths about trophy hunting with sound science and...
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