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Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People
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Researchers Warn of Lion Bone 'Harvesting' in Africa

South African conservationists are warning of a new potential threat to Africa's wild lion population: the increasing use of lion bones to replace tiger bones in traditional medicine in parts of Asia.
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Look who is protecting African Lions from going extinct in our lifetime

Look who is protecting African Lions from going extinct in our lifetime | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
With habitat loss, human predator conflicts and trophy hunting on the rise it is ever more important to look at who is protecting African Lions.
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American Airlines Joins Delta In Hunting Trophy BanPress Examiner

American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in banning the transport of animals known in Africa as the “big five”, coined by hunters because they are the hardest to kill on foot. The airline made the statement today in response to a query from CBC News. Delta Air Strains
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Zimbabwe Suspends Hunting Of Lions, Leopards and Elephants - YouTube

After Cecil the lion was killed by an American trophy hunter, the Zimbabwean government has suspended hunting activities for certain animals. Lion expert Gar...
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While airlines ban hunting trophy shipments, UPS says it won’t bow to controversy

While airlines ban hunting trophy shipments, UPS says it won’t bow to controversy | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
UPS will continue to ship hunting trophies, so long as it's legal, saying: "We avoid making judgments on the appropriateness of the contents. "
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Cecil's murder is the final straw: Trophy hunters need to be named and shamed

Cecil's murder is the final straw: Trophy hunters need to be named and shamed | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Until trophy hunters and the companies that take their money are properly penalised, this dreadful hunting charade will continue, warns safari guide and conservation expert Paul Goldstein
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Cecil the Lion: Why We Can't Listen to the Trophy Hunters

Cecil the Lion: Why We Can't Listen to the Trophy Hunters | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Follow the money as the airwaves are a buzz with the story of Cecil the Lion.

 

Google ‘Cecil the lion‘ and you’ll get over 18 million results!

With all the reactions online to this tragic event we decided to ask one of our volunteers to summarize what happened. Besides writing the following Sam’s emotional response is rather typical, “I feel so gutted about him”...

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Idaho woman comes under fire for celebrating her killing of giraffe

Idaho woman comes under fire for celebrating her killing of giraffe | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting online images of herself posed with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South Africa.
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Doctor is second American named in African lion-killing investigation

Doctor is second American named in African lion-killing investigation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A second American, Dr. Jan Seski, has been named in a growing big game poaching investigation in Zimbabwe on Sunday and is accused of participating in an illegal lion hunt in April
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Cecil the lion: three US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies'

Cecil the lion: three US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies' | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
American, United and Delta will no longer ship lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters
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Why are Humans the African Lion's Worst Enemy?

Why are Humans the African Lion's Worst Enemy? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
One more human discovers how we are driving the African Lion, the iconic King of the Jungle, to extinction.
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Hunting = vanity, smugness, greed, arrogance

Hunting = vanity, smugness, greed, arrogance | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Exposing the Safari Club International  By Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Finally the time has come to drop kick the Big White Hunters out of Africa. Dr. Walter Palmer has done something...
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Some good may hopefully come of the death of this beautiful lion...

#lion #LuvWildlife 

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Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week....

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How to save lions in Africa? Hunt them, conservationists say

How to save lions in Africa? Hunt them, conservationists say | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Despite intensifying calls to ban or restrict trophy hunting in Africa after the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe, most conservation groups, wildlife management experts and African governments support the practice as a way to maintain wildlife. 
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Involuntary donating to conservation doesn't make a hunter a conservationist... well said Rob Larson.

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Stop Canned Hunting! #FOURPAWSgowild

Stop Canned Hunting! #FOURPAWSgowild | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The most extreme variety of trophy hunting is “Canned Hunting”. Most of the victims are lions, which are served to their hunters on a silver platter: The animals which are born in captivity are taken
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Big game is worth more alive than dead - Virgin.com

Big game is worth more alive than dead - Virgin.com | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The senseless and brutal killing of the Zimbabwean lion affectionately known as Cecil, by a US hunter two weeks ago, triggered understandable global outrage, far beyond the wildlife conservation community. The way this majestic animal was allegedlylured out of its protected habitat raises a lot of q...
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On Cecil: The African Lion is Endangered. What is the Government Waiting For?

On Cecil: The African Lion is Endangered. What is the Government Waiting For? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In March 2011, Born Free USA and others petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the African lion as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. If approved, lion “trophies” could only be imported into America with a special permit that would be granted if the applicant could prove that killing that lion would enhance the survival of the species.
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Cecil's Lion Cubs & Females Alive & well - African Bush Camps - YouTube

Guests on a game drive with African Bush Camps - Authentic Safaris were treated with a sighting of Cecil's cubs who are alive and well with the females of th...
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4 Possible Legal Scenarios for American Lion Hunters

4 Possible Legal Scenarios for American Lion Hunters | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
What happens next for Walter Palmer and Jan Seski after high-profile lion deaths in Zimbabwe?
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LionAid - Are trophy hunters pyschopaths? - News

LionAid - Are trophy hunters pyschopaths? - News | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Among all the interviews Chris and I gave over the last few days about the hunting of Cecil, one stands out in terms of the questions I was asked. 

A Polish journalist asked me two questions:

1. How difficult is it to hunt a lion?
2. What sort of person would travel to Africa to shoot a lion?

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British Airways and Virgin pledge NEVER to carry big game trophies in wake of Cecil

British Airways and Virgin pledge NEVER to carry big game trophies in wake of Cecil | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
BRITISH AIRWAYS and Virgin Atlantic have joined American Airlines, Delta and United in pledging not to carry big-game trophies on flights, in the wake of the killing of the famous Zimbabwean lion Cecil.
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Big game hunters should spare animals and go after poachers

Big game hunters should spare animals and go after poachers | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
If American big game hunters are desperate for a boost to their testosterone-driven egos, they should stop shooting lions and elephants and rhinos and start stalking a species that the world has in abundance: venal human beings.
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Guide Charged Over Cecil's Death: I've Done Nothing Wrong

Guide Charged Over Cecil's Death: I've Done Nothing Wrong | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Theo Bronkhorst, the guide accused of helping American dentist Walter Palmer kill Cecil the lion, said he felt he did nothing wrong.
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Man Who Hunted Rhino for $350K Explains Key Detail ‘People Don’t Understand’ About Big Game Hunting

Man Who Hunted Rhino for $350K Explains Key Detail ‘People Don’t Understand’ About Big Game Hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A Texas man who paid $350,000 to hunt a black rhino earlier this year explained Monday evening a detail that he feels many people are unaware of. Corey Knowlton told CNN he received countless death threats following his controversial Namibia hunt, but added that they had not discouraged...
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Well, its really Knowlton, Palmer and the other trophy hunters who don't understand.... if they were true wildlife conservationists they would simply donate their money like the rest of us who care do. No animal or bird need be shot to give.

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Botswana bans sports hunters after Cecil killing

Botswana bans sports hunters after Cecil killing | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Govt Spokesperson Jeff Ramsay said they've learnt with deep concern about the killing of the collared and protected lion and commended Zimbabwe for the way it handled the matter.
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