Minister’s panel of experts favour the selling of rhino horn

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Minister’s panel of experts all favour the selling of rhino horn

Cape Times | 25 August, 2014 | Sharon van Wyk | Free to Republish

The Department of Environmental Affairs is clearly scratching around for the ‘good story’ in relation to rhinos. In its latest attempt to solve the poaching problem it had to claim successes from more than 50 years ago in order to… Full Story →

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A new rhino poaching remedy to trigger alarm bells?

Sunday Times | 24 August, 2014 | Mary Rice, Executive Director, Environmental Investigation Agency |

The announcement by South Africa Environment Minister Edna Molewa last week that up to 500 rhino could be relocated from the world famous Kruger National Park to protect them from poachers was undermined by the revelation that the bulk of the… Full Story →

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Legal ivory sale will create grey market

Cape Argus | 16 August, 2014 | John Yeld |

Cape Town – South Africa’s probable application to sell its ivory stockpile in a new “one-off sale” in two years will face increased opposition, from within the country and internationally. This is apparent from recent developments that include: A symbolic… Full Story →

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Leaked Animal Abuse Video Shows Everything That’s Wrong with Big Game Hunting

Motherboard | 15 August, 2014 | Jason Koebler |

There’s no real beating around the bush here: Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania, where a company known as Green Mile Safari has been caught allowing its clients to hunt protected… Full Story →

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