Monthly Archives: July 2019

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SADC, CITES & The Animal Rightists. The way forward

2019-07-12T13:17:47+02:00July 12th, 2019|

The next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES 2019), is just around the corner.  This is the 19th Meeting of the Parties (CoP19) since 1975 and Africa is no further forward (than we were in 1975) in getting the convention to “work with African countries” to create legal markets for our wildlife and wildlife products.  Indeed, we have regressed.  And, lest we forget, the  purpose of  CITES is to REGULATE the wildlife trade on behalf of its 183 sovereign state members - NOT to PROHIBIT trade; and to make sure that whatever trade is permitted is [...]

China Hunting Show Shanghai – 20 to 23rd June 2019

2019-07-05T12:08:05+02:00July 5th, 2019|

Report back from China A first time show in the Asia Pacific, the China Hunting Show as expected received mixed results from exhibitors and safari outfits. As a new and potential market that can possibly expand on South Africa’s wildlife success story. The Chinese International Hunting Tourists will require more effort and long-term nurturing than other traditionally hunting based cultures, such as those found in Europe and America. Regardless, what the feeling was on the floor, the China Hunting Show certainly gave many an eye opener to a disciplined, organised and courteous Chinese people who welcomed all who visited. The China [...]

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