Wild apes traded in CITES false permit scam

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Wild apes traded in CITES false permit scam

25 October 2016 | iafrica.com | Don Pinnock | FREE TO PUBLISH CREDIT CAT

CITES corruption killing Africa’s apes A file photo of a chimpanzee. Credit: sxc.hu Africa’s wild apes are being illegally exported to China using fraudulent permits from the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), according to conservationist and researcher Karl Ammann. In a report – the CITES secretariat and the epitome of double standards … Full Story →


Elephant poaching costing African nations millions in lost tourism revenue

01 November 2016 | The Guardian | Adam Vaughn |

Tourists watch an elephant in Amboseli national park, Kenya. The study found that the revenue losses were higher than paying for stronger anti-poaching measures. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters The poaching crisis wiping out Africa’s elephants is costing the continent’s economies millions in lost tourism revenue, according to a new study. Researchers looked at visitor and elephant … Full Story →


Earth’s wildlife is slipping away

30 October 2016 | Newsday | Michael Dobie |

Maia, an Asian elephant who spent most of her life as a circus performer, looks out from her new home at the first elephant sanctuary in Latin America in Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Maia is one of two elephants who will get veterinary care as they live out their lives in … Full Story →


Major SA bank refuses to fund any canned hunting programmes

27 October 2016 | Traveller24 | Selene Brophy |

Cape Town – Nedbank, one of South Africa’s leading commercial banks, has announced that they will no longer “finance any activity constituting captive breeding of mammalian predator species for hunting or the exotic pet trade”.  Blood Lions says the move is a significant and vital breakthrough for those fighting to end predator breeding, canned hunting … Full Story →


Ivory: When is a ban not a ban?

26 October 2016 | Traveller24 | Andreas Wilson-Späth | FREE TO PUBLISH CREDIT CAT

The failure to effectively shut down domestic ivory markets at the recent COP17 in Johannesburg leaves the ban on international ivory trade as little more than an ineffective facade and greatly threatens the survival of Africa’s imperiled elephant populations. Proposals for change Trading ivory on the international market has been illegal since 1989, but the … Full Story →