Elephant Misery

Have you ever been to a zoo, or animal ‘safari’ park where elephant rides are offered and you have been tempted to try it? Or perhaps attended a ‘festival’ in India or Sri Lanka where elaborately decorated elephants are ‘proudly’ paraded by their ‘masters?’ Figure 1 – Tourists riding elephants in Nepal Figure 2 –…

“Trophy Hunting is Not the Saviour for African Wildlife”

It’s time for a ‘disruptive innovation,’ to wean range Governments’ dependency away from the Trophy Hunting income used to help ‘balance the books.’ The premise is should/could the ‘international community’ devise transparent (‘corruption’ proof) ways to subsidise key wildlife reserves to save iconic species? Hunting Income Evidence suggests that much of the hunting income (estimated at more than…

Namibia – Trophy Hunting

Banner: Photo by Hans Stieglitz via Wikimedia Commons Previous Cecil’s Pride Article – “Namibia Rejects All Hunting Bans and Welcomes Hunters” “Total Income” for ‘conservation’ fund, less than 2% of the “Total Trophy Hunting Income” – Related Article: “Trophy Hunting and ‘Conservation’” – Namibia, 16 March 2016 So, the Namibian Cabinet has announced via Information Minister, Tjekero Tweya,…

The ‘Theatre’ of Wildlife Decimation

In the war-like ‘theatre’ of organised wildlife crime, versus the authorities and anti-poaching units, where is the current ‘balance’ in this blood filled battle? Ultimately, where are we heading with regard to threatened species? Elephant Poaching Based on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) data, African elephant poaching…