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The plunder of Zimbabwe’s remaining lion territory - The Standard

The plunder of Zimbabwe’s remaining lion territory - The Standard | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
The killing of Zimbabwe’s iconic lion, Cecil, has exposed rampant illegal hunting by the new owners of private game reserves bordering Hwange National Park.
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We've Taken A Major Step Forward For Lion Conservation In Africa

We've Taken A Major Step Forward For Lion Conservation In Africa | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
Ensuring that healthy, wild lion populations continue to roam Africa’s savannas has become increasingly challenging, as southern Africa’s expandin
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TripAdvisor to stop selling tickets to animal attractions that promote cruelty to animals

TripAdvisor to stop selling tickets to animal attractions that promote cruelty to animals | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
Elephant rides, tiger petting and swimming with dolphins are all on TripAdvisor's banned list.
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Another Missed Opportunity by CITES

Another Missed Opportunity by CITES | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
In early September 2016, the renowned body of scientists, International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN’s) passed Motion 009  - “the prohibition by the South African Government on the capture of ...
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Long live the King - Geographical

Long live the King - Geographical | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
It is barely half a century since the Born Free story caused the world to re-evaluate humanity’s relationship with lions. A few brief decades later, are we on the verge of having to reassess once more, as lions slide towards extinction?
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Con or conservation: 6 Critical questions to ask about wildlife sanctuaries

Con or conservation: 6 Critical questions to ask about wildlife sanctuaries | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
Do not be fooled - petting a lion cub directly leads to its canned killing later on.
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Wildlife Tourism Faces Dark Days--but Revenue Soars

Wildlife Tourism Faces Dark Days--but Revenue Soars | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
The “ Blackfish effect” has helped shut down some animal performances, but experts say there is still a long way to go to protect captive and wild animals from abuse and exploitation...
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Cecil the lion's death has triggered changes in the safari hunt industry

Cecil the lion's death has triggered changes in the safari hunt industry | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
In the summer of 2015, social media turned an obscure series of hunting violations into a global cause celebre.
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Hunting Is Not A Conservation Starter

Hunting Is Not A Conservation Starter | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
It's a visceral i ue at the forefront of environmentalism: does trophy hunting help, or hurt, wildlife conservation? When U.S.-based recreational big-game hunter Walter Palmer
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Cecil the Lion: A Year On. Interview with Cecil’s Researcher.

Cecil the Lion: A Year On. Interview with Cecil’s Researcher. | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
A year ago, a male lion called Cecil was killed in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, by an American trophy hunter. Cecil’s death caused uproar around the world and shone a much-needed light on …
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Missing the Mark: African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits - Africa Geographic

Missing the Mark: African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits - Africa Geographic | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits.
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Assessing the sustainability of African lion trophy hunting, with recommendations for policy - Conservation Action Trust

Assessing the sustainability of African lion trophy hunting, with recommendations for policy - Conservation Action Trust | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
Abstract While trophy hunting provides revenue for conservation, it must be carefully managed to avoid negative population impacts, particularly for long-lived species with low natural mortality rates.
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Cecil the lion’s legacy: Hwange National Park one year on

Cecil the lion’s legacy: Hwange National Park one year on | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
“Everyone knew Cecil,” my guide Calvet Nkomo told me with a mix of pride and sadness. “He was the most photographed lion in Hwange.” 
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U.S. Hunters Banned from Importing Trophies from Captive Lions

U.S. Hunters Banned from Importing Trophies from Captive Lions | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
South Africa’s captive lions are raised to be hunted within confined spaces, a practice experts consider cruel and unrelated to conservation.
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U.S. Hunters Banned from Importing Trophies from Captive Lions

U.S. Hunters Banned from Importing Trophies from Captive Lions | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
South Africa’s captive lions are raised to be hunted within confined spaces, a practice experts consider cruel and unrelated to conservation.
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Everything you need to know about Cites - South Africa | IOL News

Everything you need to know about Cites - South Africa | IOL News | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.
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No Silver Bullet Will Save the African Lion #worldlionday

No Silver Bullet Will Save the African Lion #worldlionday | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
On this World Lion Day, it is time for us to raise the flag for all of the threats facing lions today.
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R100m cub-petting backtrack - Gauteng | IOL News

R100m cub-petting backtrack - Gauteng | IOL News | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
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Three of Namibia's most famous lion family have been poisoned – why?

Three of Namibia's most famous lion family have been poisoned – why? | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
Ongoing drought means incrreased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia.
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Three of Namibia's most famous lion family were poisoned – why?

Three of Namibia's most famous lion family were poisoned – why? | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
Ongoing drought means incrreased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia.
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#ShockWildlifeTruths: SA's 2 000 wild lions vs its 7 000 canned lions - who is more at risk?

#ShockWildlifeTruths: SA's 2 000 wild lions vs its 7 000 canned lions - who is more at risk? | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
The social media storms around alleged abuse of canned lions is giving much need attention to the issue - but what does the end of canned lion hunting actually mean?
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Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing

Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
RT @YahooFinance: Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing https://t.co/fnSH4LDtlA https://t.co/xE4Hm3Dxv0
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Can there be sustainable Lion hunting in Africa? - Conservation Action Trust

Can there be sustainable Lion hunting in Africa? - Conservation Action Trust | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
By now the arguments for both sides are well known. Trophy hunting provides important revenue for African landowners, and without that income, they might be persuaded to convert land currently managed for wildlife into farms and mines.
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Cecil the lion's legacy: death brings new hope for his grandcubs

Cecil the lion's legacy: death brings new hope for his grandcubs | Wildlife News | Scoop.it
Cecil’s death could spark a global rethink on how to protect lions – ending Africa’s dependence on hunting revenues to sustain wildlife habitats and crucial conservation projects
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