As elephants herds across Africa get decimated for the ivory trade and conservation groups call for tougher action the honorary president of World Wildlife Fund Spain – King Juan Carlos I – has gone on an elephant hunt in Botswana. His trip has caused fury across Spain mainly because of the cost at a time of extreme austerity but as head of [...]
Big game hunting has many supporters and just as many opponents. Many would be happy to see an end to trophy hunting especially the hunting and killing of big cats such as lions. In reality though the trophy hunters bring in big money to conservation and can make the difference between an area of land remaining [...]
For a lot of people in Africa life is tough. When you’re part of a rural community in Namibia that has traditionally been at the bottom of society then things are really tough. Extreme poverty and hunger becomes part of life. Sustainable hunting in community managed lands are turning the lives of the San group [...]
The Maasai community in Loliondo, Ngorongoro are under threat of being evicted from their community lands by the Tanzanian government. Claims are being made that the Maasai are having a negative impact on wildlife and habitats on their community lands. Maasai warned of evictions. The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Ezekiel Maige, has [...]
The European Commission (EU) has used the first opportunity available to it to launch formal infringement action against Sweden who went ahead with a cull of 20 wolves by over 6,000 hunters on January 15th. The cull went ahead despite a call by the EU’s Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik not to go ahead with it.