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The Controversial Lion Hunt in Umbabat – South Africa

The Controversial Lion Hunt in Umbabat – South Africa

1. The Petition 1.1 On the 7th June 2018, a citizen of the United States of America, named in a recent article as Jared Whitworth...

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The massacre of nature’s ‘architects’

The massacre of nature’s ‘architects’

This encyclopaedic book sends out a powerful message to give elephants the highest protection status, writes Elise Tempelhoff. The LAST ELEPHANTS Compiled by Don Pinnock &...

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Stay of execution for Riff Raff… for now

Stay of execution for Riff Raff… for now

The life of an elephant that faces being shot for being a 'nuisance' is hanging in the balance as animal campaigners in South Africa fight in court to keep him alive. Riff Raff's...

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Tall order to save the giraffe

Tall order to save the giraffe

WILL giraffes survive humanity? They are as iconic as lions, rhinos and elephants and their long-term existence in the wild is under similar threat. However, the world’s tallest...

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Botswana’s elephants: myths vs facts

Botswana’s elephants: myths vs facts

Botswana president, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, recently hosted a summit in Kasane for five southern African heads of state to forge a common regional elephant conservation policy....

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Kruger poachers get power rifles.

Kruger poachers get power rifles.

A gun manufacturer in the Czech Republic is implicated in flooding Africa with thousands of high-calibre hunting rifles. Now poachers are even more deadly, writes Don Pinnock A...

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Escalating poaching worrying

Escalating poaching worrying

Killing of elephants for their tusks crisis is not a new issue Photo credit: Mike Chase After months of controversy, the results of the most extensive elephant population survey...

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NSPCA CAPTIVE ELEPHANT REPORT

NSPCA CAPTIVE ELEPHANT REPORT

The NSPCAs Wildlife Protection Unit has compiled an in-depth report on the captive Elephant industry in South Africa. All information contained in this factual report has been...

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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Lifting of ban attributed to ‘political play’. The Botswanan government announced yesterday that it was “lifting the hunting suspension in an orderly and ethical manner” – a...

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The Last Elephants – Book review

Did you know that in Africa there is one elephant for every 20 000 people; fewer than 450 000 according to the (most recent) Great Elephant Census of 2016, down from the 3 to 5...

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Extinction looms for Namibia’s Wild Horses

Extinction looms for Namibia’s Wild Horses

Nambia's wild horses. Photo: Christine-Wulff-Swiegers The desert sun is setting on the Wild Horse population that has roamed Namibia’s Garub plains for over a hundred years as...

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Botswana shoots itself in the foot

Botswana shoots itself in the foot

After Barack Obama came Donald Trump, a bigoted populist prone to crass outpourings and some peculiar legislative ideas. His time in office has reminded the world how prone...

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Petted cheetahs are biting back

Petted cheetahs are biting back

Keeping cheetahs as tourist attractions is widespread in South Africa. But, as a number of attacks have proved, they’re far less tame than ‘cheetah experience’ establishments...

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