US and China Agree to Halt Ivory Trade

Is this agreement (see WildAid article below) just too good to believe? Can the promises be delivered? Can we dare to hope that this is for real and illegal ivory importations into China through Hong Kong will be stemmed? Might similar deals on ivory, rhino horn and big cat body parts be reached with all parties,…

Hunting Economics, Sir Richard Branson and Anti-Poaching Drones

Following on from the article “The Economics of Poaching, Trophy and Canned Hunting(1),” it’s interesting to reflect on Sir Richard Branson’s (Founder of Virgin Group) thoughts of 7 August 2015(2) that indeed pre-empted, but echoed the referenced article. Rightly outraged, Sir Richard shared his view that it was a “senseless and brutal killing of the Zimbabwean lion affectionately…