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High-level report calls SA wildlife trade policy reckless

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High-level report calls SA wildlife trade policy reckless

Business Day Live | 13 June, 2013 | Don Pinnock

TWO top international economists say those who advocate trade in rhino horn and ivory fail to understand world markets or the economic muscle of multinational poachers. Governments, economists and conservationists who think they can curb poaching by selling rhino horn… Full Story →

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Leonardo’s sailors: Seeking new solutions to SA’s rhino poaching crisis

Daily Maverick | 12 June, 2014 | Ian Michler

It was Leonardo da Vinci, the great Renaissance-era mathematician, architect and artist, who said: “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards a ship without a rudder and compass, and never knows where he may cast.”… Full Story →

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A Review of the Economic Analysis of Wildlife Trade

Leverhume Centre for the Study of Value | June, 2014 | Alejandro Nadal & Francisco Aguayo

INTRODUCTION: Illegal trade of wildlife has been recognised as an important driver of biodiversity loss. In many quarters the use of legal markets has been presented as the best policy option for conservation, giving way to the economic analysis of… Full Story →

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Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers

The Guardian | 13 June, 2014 | Paula Kahumbu

It is 4 am and I have been sitting at my computer for hours. I just can’t sleep after hearing the terrible news that Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead. Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, with his family in… Full Story →

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Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephants in peril

The Big Issue | June, 2014 | Rebekah Funk

After 13 years of official and private protection, more than 500 elephants may be facing a hunter’s gun. Can anything be done to save them? Rebekah Funk reports. For the article in the Big Issue click here. Full Story →

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