Safari Club International invested £1 million to oppose a ban on the importation of the body parts of endangered species

Safari Club International invested £1 million to oppose a ban on the importation of the body parts of endangered species

According to a recent report by MPs, the US hunting lobby has spent £1 million trying to persuade the government to postpone the trophy import ban. Three years ago, Boris Johnson pledged to outlaw the importation of these medals, but the legislation has yet to pass the legislature. Henry Smith, a Conservative lawmaker and advocate […]

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Maasai In Tanzania Face Eviction As Government Makes Room for Trophy Hunting

Maasai In Tanzania Face Eviction As Government Makes Room for Trophy Hunting

NAIROBI—Close to 500 organizations and 4,747 individuals recently petitioned the Tanzanian government to respect the rights of 70,000 Maasai pastoralists, who are at risk of being evicted from ancestral land because of the government’s collusion with big-game hunting interests. The petition was delivered after a government official summoned on January 11 village and ward leaders […]

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Inside how Botswana’s trophy hunting is making the rich richer and the poor poorer

Inside how Botswana’s trophy hunting is making the rich richer and the poor poorer

Botswana’s trophy hunting which was supposed to benefit local communities is instead shifting wealth from them to the country’s big businessmen- Sunday Standard investigations have revealed. In the latest development, a company owned by business mogul Derek Brink has strong armed an Okavango Delta based community trust to award them an elephant hunting quota at […]

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Does Tajikistan’s population of snow leopards really depend on trophy hunting for its survival?

Does Tajikistan’s population of snow leopards really depend on trophy hunting for its survival?

The rare and secretive snow leopard is one of the few beasts that has captured human imagination. Fewer than 7,000 Panthera uncia are expected to persist over Asia’s high mountains, according to the red list of threatened species. A fifth of them dwell in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains, the world’s third-highest environment after the Himalayan and […]

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