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Poachers not always the poorest of the poor …

To shed light on the motivations behind poaching, researchers 173 self-admitted rural poachers living in the margins of Ruaha National Park in …

Cecil the Lion: The Reality of Lion Trophy Hunting

With the tragic and unforgivable demise of Cecil, the magnificent Lion at the hands of an American hunter the spotlight has finally been honed in on …

To so many Africans, Fidel Castro is a hero. Here’s why

If Africa is a country, then Fidel Castro is one of our national heroes. This may come as a surprise to many oblivious of Africa’s postcolonial history and Castro’s role in it – especially the fate of white regimes and former Portuguese colonies in southern Africa.<p>In the west, Castro’s legacy is …

Cuba

Markets of Death, Part One: The Asian end of a grisly business

China’s desire for exotic animals, tastes and products will probably push wild elephants, rhinos, pangolins and many other species to extinction …

Wildlife

‘Groenewald gang’ trial postponed (again)

Posted by admin on Monday, July 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment<p><b>By Julian Rademeyer</b><p><i>UPDATED: 23 September 2016</i> – The trial of Dawie Groenewald, a notorious …

Calling out Ivo Vegter’s fractious fulminations

Ivo Vegter passes himself off as an environmental journalist, but consistently backs the right of those with money and power to destroy the …

Why Climate Skeptics Are Wrong

At some point in the history of all scientific theories, only a minority of scientists—or even just one—supported them, before evidence accumulated …

The Fantasy of the Deathbed Conversion

Earlier this spring, a prominent evangelical Christian named Larry Taunton published a book alleging that Christopher Hitchens, an outspoken atheist, had been, during the last years of his life, “teetering on the edge of belief.” Taunton, who claims to have been one of Hitchens’s friends, cites as …

The war on elephants

How the very existence of Africa’s elephants is threatened by poachers, traffickers and Asia’s appetite for ivory<p>By Alastair Leithead<p>Outgunned<p>Bloated and eerily upright the large adult elephant was still standing where it had been killed - just next to the stream - its face hacked off.<p>It had been …

Markets of Death, Part Three

In this, the final article in <b>Don Pinnock’s</b> three-part series for The Conservation Action Trust, he turns his focus on ivory and explores the Chinese …

Markets of Death – Part Two

Last week <b>Don Pinnock</b> started a conversation with maverick conservationist and investigator Karl Amman about the global trade in contraband wild …

Another excuse for trophy hunting bites the dust.

<b>Photographic tourism can deliver 1000 times more profit for wildlife areas…</b>It has long been proposed by trophy hunters that if hunting is banned, …

All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists

As a physicist, I do a lot of writing and public speaking about the remarkable nature of our cosmos, primarily because I think science is a key part of our cultural heritage and needs to be shared more broadly. Sometimes, I refer to the fact that religion and science are often in conflict; from …

TimesLIVE

Trophy Hunting – ultimately a question of morality

Image Credits:Untold Africa<p>What is right? What is wrong? What is best for Africa?”For me these questions were thrown into sharp relief when a meeting …

Wildlife

OPINION: Botswana’s Hunting Ban Deserves Better from the New York Times

Changing Planet<p>A recent article in the <i>New York Times</i> casts Botswana’s hunting ban, enacted just under two years ago, as the disastrous move of a nation acting under the spell of Western animal rights activism.<p>The author, Norimitsu Onishi, who is the paper’s bureau chief for southern Africa, blames …

Wildlife

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In an article I wrote in July 2015 <i>Desire To Supply Rhino Horn Drives Manufacture Of Demand</i>: I pointed out that while the South African government …

Extinction

Animal minds | The Economist

IN 1992, at Tangalooma, off the coast of Queensland, people began to throw fish into the water for the local wild dolphins to eat. In 1998, the …

Bird versus Beast: An Unlikely David and Goliath Battle. Click here to find out more. http://blog.londolozi.com/2015/11/bird-versus-beast-an-unlikely-david-and-goliath-battle/

Want to save the rhino? Look beyond guns and trade

<b>EXTRACT FROM THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTY SOURCE:</b> <i>Written by: Peter Knights and Adam Welz</i> for <b>Daily Maverick</b><p><b>Behind South Africa’s rhino poaching epidemic</b> …

Oryx and Crake

<i>Oryx and Crake</i> is a novel by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood. She has described the novel as speculative fiction and "adventure romance" rather …

Sex Education: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The hungry masses can mourn Cecil too

The intellectual poverty exhibited by people calling for (poor and hungry) Zimbabweans not to mourn Cecil the lion because there are bigger issues to …