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SAPA’s Cynical PR Exercise Using Sylvester the Lion

The clumsy attempt by the South African Predator Association (SAPA) to try to gain some good ‘Public Relations’ regarding Sylvester, a lion that recently escaped Karoo National Park with an offer of “Relocation of Karoo lion and replacement with another lion” (see the SAPA’s offer statement in full below). The SAPA’s Statement “Relocation of Karoo lion…

Cecil the Lion

“Life After Cecil….”

We have seen the emotional blackmail the hunting industry has recently stooped to with the raffle of lion hunts and now, the auction of ‘canned’ lions to the highest bidder. However, no true conservationist could willingly participate and directly fund activities that essentially breed animals to be subsequently hunted. The hunting industry needs to reform and base its notion…

Sudan, the last male northern rhino

Time is Running Out for Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino

At 42 years old, the last male northern white rhino, named “Sudan,” spends the rest of his life at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya’s Laikipia. Armed guards provide 24-hour surveillance to ensure his security. Meanwhile, attempts to breed Sudan with the female white rhinos at this park have failed. The only hope for saving these white rhinos…