Conservation Action Trust News Update

Conservation Action Trust

Swaziland accuses SA of backtracking on rhino horn trade

3 May 2016 | Traveller24 | Melissa Reitz | FREE TO PUBLISH CREDIT CAT

Swaziland conservation authorities have accused South Africa of reneging on an agreement to propose the legalization of rhino horn trade, which draws into question South Africa’s stance on the issue. In formal documents submitted to CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna) Swaziland said eleven SADC (Southern African Development Community) nations, including South Africa, agreed on 6 April to support a … Full Story →


Will Summit Lead to Greater Elephant Protection?

2 May 2016 | Voice of America | Jill Craig |

Elephants are iconic symbols of Africa, but the poaching crisis across the continent has put their existence in jeopardy. Between 2010 and 2012 100,000 African elephants were killed. But conservationists are somewhat hopeful of changing the trend after the Giants Club Summit in Kenya, where the presidents of Kenya, Uganda and Gabon pledged support for … Full Story →


Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties – Provisional list of proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II

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Provisional list of proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II Read the full report here: Full Story →


Blood Lions Statement

The recently released feature documentary Blood Lions ( has brought the horrors of predator breeding, canned hunting and a variety of other exploitative activities to the world’s attention. The film is a compelling call to action to have these practices stopped. We, the undersigned African-based safari and eco-tourism operators support Blood Lions and its aims. … Full Story →