News from around the world

City Hints At ‘canned Hunting’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality does not want to give annual rates rebates to the Kragga Kamma Game Park and Seaview Predator Park, saying it cannot be sure that the two game parks are not participating in “canned hunting”.

On The 15th March People Across The Globe Are Marching For Lions.

CANNED HUNTING is a practice that is legal in South Africa, where lions get bred in captivity, hand reared for use in the cub petting industry, then when these tame lions are big enough, shot in an enclosure often drugged, for an enormous sum of money. - South Africa's lion population is shrinking fast; - These majestic animals draw visitors every year to South Africa and are part of South Africa's identity and culture; - Hunting farms that allow rich tourists to shoot fenced in lions ar...

Sa Snubs Conference

South Africa was notably absent at a conference on illegal wildlife trade held in the UK last week. Last year, more than 1 000 rhino were poached in SA and at least 86 rhino have been lost to poaching this year, according to the latest departmental figures, released at the end of January. The London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade 2014 was hosted by the UK government to reach a high level political commitment to take action to tackle illegal wildlife trade. It was attended by ...

A Global March For Lions Because

An interesting email from CITES, you are failing to protect Africa's wildlife heritage. On 15th March a Global Protest March for Lions will take place in cities around the world. This MEMORANDUM OF PROTEST explains why. This document will be printed out and handed over by marchers in 55 cities.

Can Jackie Chan Combat Rhino Poaching?

In an effort to combat the illegal trade in rhino horn a communication campaign aimed at Chinese and Vietnamese audiences was launched today featuring popular Chinese film star and martial artist Jackie Chan. STAR POWER Chan’s influence was demonstrated recently by his association with a campaign to save sharks. It resulted in an 18% drop in the consumption of shark fin soup in China. Chan is particularly popular in Vietnam, a region largely responsible for the recent escalation in r...