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South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says
South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister saysArticle

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism...

Nqobile Dludla 3 May 2021

SA agricultural jobs decline by 5% year-on-year in Q2
SA agricultural jobs decline by 5% year-on-year in Q2Article

This is unsurprising as the social-distancing regulations introduced at the end of March 2020, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, meant that farmers and agribusiness were not able to increase employment...

Wandile Sihlobo 2 Oct 2020

Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban
Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total banArticle

A new report by global NGO, World Animal Protection, provides a damning indictment on the captive predator breeding industry.

31 Jul 2019

Cuddling a lion cub can undermine conservation efforts
Cuddling a lion cub can undermine conservation effortsArticle

Many animal lovers flock to farms offering the opportunity to interact with a cub or walk with lions; but if you truly love animals, you need to give this disturbing industry a skip, explains Fiona Miles, Four Paws South Africa's country director.

17 Jul 2019

5 ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist
5 ways to be a responsible wildlife touristArticle

Seeing wild animals can be the highlight of a holiday, and help pay for conservation efforts too, but we have to respect the animals...

Tracie McKinney 11 Jul 2019

Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back hunting
Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back huntingArticle

Botswana has reinstated trophy hunting after a five-year moratorium on the practice...

Ross Harvey 24 May 2019

More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephants
More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephantsArticle

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling...

Dr Louise de Waal 17 May 2019

Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives
Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternativesArticle

For decades, the public has been fed the myth that trophy hunting is absolutely necessary for sustainable conservation in Africa...

Muchazondida Mkono 17 May 2019

South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding
South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breedingArticle

The world's leading lion scientists argue that captive predator breeding has no conservation value...

Ross Harvey 22 Mar 2019

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Industry body in the cross-hairs over captive-bred lion hunting reversalArticle

The Professional Hunting Association of South Africa came under fire over the body's reversal of its 2015 policy against the hunting of captive-bred lions...

27 Nov 2017

Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa
Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in AfricaArticle

182 member states of the world's biggest convention on wildlife conservation have committed, at this year's gathering, to consider how trade decisions impact community livelihoods.

Ross Harvey 29 Sep 2016

Cecil the lion's killer: a PR brief too hot to handle?
Cecil the lion's killer: a PR brief too hot to handle?Article

Described as a firm specialising in "crisis and issue management, special situations, transactions and transitions", you could say J. Austin & Associates is the perfect fit to take on the brief. But, should it, or any other agency have taken on Walter Palmer?...

Kimberley Clare Ogden 6 Aug 2015

'Blood lions' sheds a harsh light on the canned hunting industry
'Blood lions' sheds a harsh light on the canned hunting industryArticle

Since the first public documentation in 2004, canned lion hunting has, in recent times, become more controversial and the film Blood Lions further stimulates that debate.

Nkabeng Maruping-Mzileni 6 Aug 2015

Call for US and Europe to ban the import of hunting trophies
Call for US and Europe to ban the import of hunting trophiesArticle

The illegal hunt of Cecil, Zimbabwe's famous lion has focused the spotlight on the unethical practices within the hunting industry as more than 400,000 people have signed a global online Avaaz petition, calling for the US and Europe to ban the import of hunting trophies...

31 Jul 2015

Anger as airline lifts ban on hunting trophies
Anger as airline lifts ban on hunting trophiesArticle

Animal welfare activists on Thursday decried a decision by South Africa's national air carrier to reverse a ban on the transportation of hunting trophies...

24 Jul 2015

SAA lifts ban on hunting trophies
SAA lifts ban on hunting trophiesArticle

South African Airways has lifted the embargo on the transportation and export of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger trophies...

24 Jul 2015

Hunting in Africa: to ban or not to ban is the question
Hunting in Africa: to ban or not to ban is the questionArticle

Hunting has long been a highly controversial activity, whether as a sport (leisure or recreational), for commercial purposes or if done for cultural reasons. African countries that legalise hunting activities experience scrutiny around their conservation efforts, and how much money they make from it.

Nkabeng Maruping-Mzileni 15 Jul 2015

Biological resources can stimulate SA's economy
Biological resources can stimulate SA's economyArticle

The sustainable use of indigenous biological resources is fundamental to the development of South Africa's economy. The bioprospecting and the hunting industries in particular, are also integral to our contribution to sustainable development and green jobs in South Africa.

15 Nov 2013

SA Government continues the fight against rhino poaching
SA Government continues the fight against rhino poachingArticle

To date, 480 rhino have been killed for their horns, while 140 poachers have been arrested in South Africa. The South African government has reiterated its commitment to fighting the scourge of rhino poaching.

12 Jul 2013

Minister committed to improve relationship with hunting sectorArticle

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa officially opened the first Hunting Indaba that recently took place at Sun City in the North-West Province.

1 Nov 2012

Hunters association expo on targetArticle

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA) has announced a new, annual hunter's exhibition that aims to offer everything the South African hunter enthusiast could ever want and need. Recently The Professional Hunters Association of South African (PHASA) and the African Bow hunting Organisation's (ABO) have both confirmed their endorsement and support for HuntEx2011.

13 Oct 2010

Open season for the headhunting industryArticle

The headhunting industry is bracing itself for its busiest period as companies bed down annual strategies and identify crucial human resources gaps. Incidentally, says a top executive headhunter, it is also the time of year in which highly skilled individuals are much more willing to hear about new employment opportunities as they take stock of their careers.

25 Jan 2008

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