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NatGeo PHOTOS: No More Hunting of Any Kind in Botswana

NatGeo PHOTOS: No More Hunting of Any Kind in Botswana | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

The President of Botswana, Lieutenant General Ian Khama, announced recently at a public meeting in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, that no further hunting licenses would be issued from 2013, and that all hunting in Botswana would be impossible by 2014.

 

This new ban extends to all ‘citizen hunting’ and covers all species, including elephant and lion that can only be shot when designated as “problem animals”. President Khama stated that ecotourism has become increasingly important for Botswana and contributes more than 12% of their overall GDP, noting that wildlife control measure through issuance of hunting licenses had reached its limit.

 

Furthermore, he said the issuance of hunting licenses had fueled poaching and the resultant “catastrophic” declines in wildlife, while preventing sustained growth in the tourism industry. The global tourism industry must support this move by sending thousands more tourists to see Botswana’s natural heritage...

 

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/11/15/no-more-hunting-of-any-kind-in-botswana/ ;

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Gloria Sapp's comment, November 15, 2012 4:34 PM
YAAA THANK YOU BOTSWANA
Wildlife Margrit's comment, November 16, 2012 9:02 AM
Agreed Gloria... hurrah for Botswana
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Trophy hunting - Wikipedia

Trophy hunting - Wikipedia | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of wild game animals...

 

Trophy hunting has firm supporters and opponents.

 

Public debate about trophy hunting often centres on the question of the morality of sport hunting and the question of the extent to which the money paid by trophy hunters benefits the population of game animals and the local economy.

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Kelly Waetzig's curator insight, June 15, 2013 8:25 PM
http://www.kwoutdoorequipment.com/hunting.html again thank you

I am a very big fan of trophy hunting and this article is very true.  I spent 20 years in the outfitting industry and know first hand what happens when things are not properly managed.  Quality can lead to quanity

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Hunter killed by elephant in Namibia - Africa Geographic

Hunter killed by elephant in Namibia - Africa Geographic | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
An elephant trampled and killed an Argentine hunter who was in a group of hunters tracking a herd of elephants.
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The BIG LIE about lion trophy hunting - Africa Geographic

The BIG LIE about lion trophy hunting - Africa Geographic | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The trophy hunting of Africa’s wild, free roaming lions is not sustainable and has to stop.
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Good News! Mpumalanga tightens up on elephant trophy hunting

Good News! Mpumalanga tightens up on elephant trophy hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Despite the poaching crisis the fact that elephant trophy hunting continues remains troubling, however, this is some good news from Mpumalanga.
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Remains of man who hunts elephants and lions 'found inside crocodiles'

Remains of man who hunts elephants and lions 'found inside crocodiles' | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
DNA tests on the carcass of three crocodiles shot dead in Zimbabwe have confirmed they ate a missing South African hunter. Scott Van Zyl disappeared during a hunting safari near the banks of the Limpopo river last week and is now believed to have been killed by the crocodiles.
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More questions than answers as Kruger park continues shooting buffalo - Conservation Action Trust

More questions than answers as Kruger park continues shooting buffalo - Conservation Action Trust | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Confused explanations at a public meeting in Skukuza on Saturday are concerning stakeholders as the Kruger National Park forges ahead with its program of shooting buffalo as part of a sustainable offtake program that does not appear to have clear objectives. Buffalo by the Crocodile Gate in the Kruger National Park. File photo. Image by:Read More
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Timbavati risks tourist backlash to hunt a super tusker | Daily Maverick

Timbavati risks tourist backlash to hunt a super tusker | Daily Maverick | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Synecdoce is an interesting but seldom used word of Greek origin which means a part of some object or action which represents the whole. An example is the application by the Timbavati reserve to hunt a super tusker and its approval by Kruger National Park. There are only about 25 to 30 such elephants left in the world. That single request, in a long list of other animals to be hunted, embodies a much bigger story. By DON PINNOCK.
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Panthera Statement on South Africa’s Proposed Quota for Lion Skeleton Exports and Its Impact on Wild Lion Populations 

Panthera Statement on South Africa’s Proposed Quota for Lion Skeleton Exports and Its Impact on Wild Lion Populations  | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
“It is confounding that a country whose iconic wild lions are such a source of national pride—not to mention tourist revenue—would take such risks to sustain a marginal captive breeding industry that is condemned globally for its shameful practices. The legal farming of lions for tourists to bottle-feed, pet, and ultimately hunt in tiny enclosures is a stain on South Africa’s reputation as stewards of Africa’s wildlife.”
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Have we already forgotten Cecil the Lion? Look at Namibia

Have we already forgotten Cecil the Lion? Look at Namibia | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Eighteen months ago Cecil the Lion was lured and mercilessly killed by a trophy hunter and its about to happen again in Namibia.
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Cub petting and animal welfare in SA

Cub petting and animal welfare in SA | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Cub petting and getting animal welfare on to the agenda.   The response on social media to the inaugural meeting of our Captive Carnivore working group has been mostly condemnatory an
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SA's plan to export 800 lion skeletons 'misguided and shameful' - Conservation Action Trust

SA's plan to export 800 lion skeletons 'misguided and shameful' - Conservation Action Trust | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Cape Town – In a move clearly supporting the canned lion hunting industry, the South African Government plans to permit the annual export of 800 lion skeletons to manufacturers of fake tiger wine. This lifeline to an increasingly discredited hunting practice follows a US ban on the import of hunting trophies from the country. TheRead More
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“Report on Lion Conservation..” WildCRU

“Report on Lion Conservation..” WildCRU | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) “Report on Lion Conservation with Particular Respect to the Issue of Trophy Hunting,” (the “Report”), Professor David Macdonald (Director of WildCRU) e…
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009 - Terminating the hunting of captive-bred lions (Panthera leo) and other predators and captive breeding for commercial, non-conservation purposes | 2016 Congress portal

009 - Terminating the hunting of captive-bred lions (Panthera leo) and other predators and captive breeding for commercial, non-conservation purposes | 2016 Congress portal | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
NOTING the prohibition by the South African Government on the capture of wild lions for breeding or keeping in captivity;

CONCERNED that the continued breeding of lions for the specific purpose of pseudo-hunts, also referred to as 'canned lion hunting' or 'canned lion shooting', by sectors of the wildlife ranching industry in South Africa under the guise of sustainable utilisation has escalated;

FURTHER CONCERNED by the limited scope of legal options by the South African Government to terminate 'canned lion shooting';

AWARE that most lion hunts in South Africa are conducted in enclosed areas or using captive-bred lions;

MINDFUL that professional hunting associations within South Africa and internationally oppose the practice known as 'canned shooting', where the animal is physically unable to escape from a restricted enclosure and/or is captive bred and mentally disinclined to escape due to humanisation as a result of hand-rearing, petting of young animals and close human contact in captive facilities;
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How big game hunting is dividing southern Africa

How big game hunting is dividing southern Africa | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Why has Botswana banned hunting, unlike its neighbours which still embrace it?
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Thank you President Khama
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’Captive’ Lions – DEA Fails to Answer Questions Fully

’Captive’ Lions – DEA Fails to Answer Questions Fully | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Campaign Against Canned Hunting Let’s start with a working definition of ‘science:’ “Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and…
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Cecil the lion’s son has ‘met the same fate’ — killed in a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe

Cecil the lion’s son has ‘met the same fate’ — killed in a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Lion guardians at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park said Xanda was taken by a trophy hunter two years after his beloved father was killed in the same area.
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Infamous Lion Killer Falls 100 Feet To His Death During Hunt

Infamous Lion Killer Falls 100 Feet To His Death During Hunt | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
This veterinarian/hunter drew the ire of the internet last year following the release of photos of him posing with his kills.
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Hunting is just like golf, says Trump as his sons pose with safari trophy kills

Hunting is just like golf, says Trump as his sons pose with safari trophy kills | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

PRESIDENTIAL candidate Donald Trump praised sons Donald Jr and Eric's hunting talents as sick photos emerge of them showing off slain safari animals.
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The World Wildlife Fund, Trophy Hunters and Donald Trump Jr.

The World Wildlife Fund, Trophy Hunters and Donald Trump Jr. | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) presents itself as the savior of animals. At the same time, though infinitely more quietly, it actually thinks hunting them is vital for conservation. In its fight against “poaching,” WWF funds park guards who beat and sometimes kill people, including innocent victims. How can it reconcile these aspects of its work?

A recent brawl between its South African office and one of its trustees, Peter Flack, illuminates the close link between conservation and big game hunting. This may shock those who support the organization through its “adoption” program for elephants, lions, and so on, fundraising aimed at those who believe in animal rights.[1] It’s very hard to believe these WWF donors would agree with such creatures being shot, especially by those in the same organization they’re funding.
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More charges against Cecil hunter | IOL

More charges against Cecil hunter | IOL | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Zimbabwean prosecutors have laid a further charge against former professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst, over the death of 'Cecil the lion'.
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Trophy Hunters Beware! Here's why killing for profit is not wildlife conservation

Trophy Hunters Beware! Here's why killing for profit is not wildlife conservation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
An American opportunist into killing for profit is accused of prematurely offering trophy hunters a black manned male lion.
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Where the Walter Palmers of the world hatch their plans · A Humane Nation

Where the Walter Palmers of the world hatch their plans · A Humane Nation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Safari Club International members have assembled in Las Vegas for the group’s annual gathering, which attracts individuals who’ve made a macabre hobby of traveling to the far reaches of the world to kill many of the world’s rarest animals for their heads and hides. What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas, in this case, . . . 
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African trophy hunting group denied injunction preventing protestors from expo | Metro Calgary

African trophy hunting group denied injunction preventing protestors from expo | Metro Calgary | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Safari Club International asked a judge in December to grant an injunction preventing Mike Donovan and Ban African Trophy Hunting from protesting at events
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Endangered, Threatened Animals Enter Bay Area as 'Trophies'

Endangered, Threatened Animals Enter Bay Area as 'Trophies' | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
An NBC Bay Area investigation reveals U.S. trophy hunters shot and killed at least 69 lions in Africa for sport during the very same month Cecil, a well-known lion in Zimbabwe, was killed by a Minnesota hunter.
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Hunters association to defend its decision on captive-bred lions

Hunters association to defend its decision on captive-bred lions | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa says it will go to the Pretoria High Court to defend its decision regarding the hunting of lions bred in captivity.
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12-year-old trophy hunter vows to 'never stop' killing wild animals

12-year-old trophy hunter vows to 'never stop' killing wild animals | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The schoolgirl has faced a backlash after posting photos of her kills including a giraffe, a zebra and an antelope.
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Why in the world would anyone wish to kill one of these beauties?
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