Tag Archives | trophy hunting

Mpumalanga tightens up on elephant trophy hunting

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Despite the poaching crisis the fact that elephant trophy hunting continues remains troubling, however, this is some good news from Mpumalanga. Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has confirmed that it will not issue permits to elephant trophy hunting with unlimited tusk weights. In a surprise development MTPA permitting authority, Riaan de Lange, confirmed that […]

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Have we already forgotten Cecil the Lion?

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Eighteen months ago Cecil the Lion was lured and mercilessly killed by a trophy hunter and its about to happen again in Namibia. “Is this what desert lions are worth in Namibia?” Izak Smit who helps saves desert lions is totally mortified. Recently a Namibian trophy hunting oufit advertised the shooting of a gorgeous black […]

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How Money ‘Saves’ and ‘Kills’ Endangered Wildlife

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Is wildlife at the mercy of political will and people who care or is it simply money that both saves and kills endangered wildlife? “If the problem goes away so does the money!” I’d not looked at it that way before. However, this was  the opinion of a wildlife biologist we recently had the privilege […]

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Is Trophy Hunting a Dying Sport?

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With all the attention trophy hunting has been getting of late is it rapidly becoming a dying sport? Trophy hunting at it’s finest! She’s got him in lined up in the cross-hairs. He’s a gorgeous specimen and will look grand on her office wall. She pulls the trigger. He lurches forward. The herd panics and […]

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Lest We Forget Cecil the Lion

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The trophy hunt that ended the life of Cecil the Lion must not be forgotten, he must not have died in vain. “What can I do to help?”  Sam like many others wanted to do something… anything to make even a small difference. We found that everyday people really do care, really do have a […]

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