Botswana to Start Issuing Trophy Hunting Licenses in December

Botswana to Start Issuing Trophy Hunting Licenses in December

GABORONE – Botswana’s president announced on Monday the government will by December start issuing trophy hunting licences after it controversially scrapped a five-year ban on the practice, and angered international conservationists. President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government in May removed the moratorium, just a year after he succeeded Ian Khama, an avid environmentalist, who had introduced a […]

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Nearly extinct vaquita mothers with calves spotted in recent expeditions

There may be a glimmer of hope for the extremely rare vaquita porpoise, the world’s smallest cetacean, a group that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. The vaquita is also the most threatened marine mammal in the world, nearly extinct because of entanglement in fishing nets. The latest expeditions to survey the mammal in the northern […]

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Calls for man who killed 420 wedge-tailed eagles to face charges under wildlife act

Calls for man who killed 420 wedge-tailed eagles to face charges under wildlife act

Conservation groups have called for a Victorian landowner to face charges under the Wildlife Act, after he admitted to his part in killing 420 wedge-tailed eagles over an 18-month period in the Bairnsdale magistrates court last week. John Auer pleaded guilty to charges brought by the state Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions of misusing […]

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