Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Total ivory market shutdown – A blow for SADC countries

2019-08-23T11:18:12+02:00August 23rd, 2019|

Emmanuel Koro  Southern African countries might sadly soon find themselves with virtually no markets to sell their ivory worldwide. This follows the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Washington-based Senior Vice President’s announcement today that the WWF is on a drive to shutdown all Asian ivory markets. Read more >>> 

CITES tells vote-buying disadvantaged countries to present evidence

2019-08-23T11:17:19+02:00August 23rd, 2019|

Emmanuel Koro  If you thought vote rigging was only associated with African presidential elections where the UN always sends well-funded delegates to inspect them; think again. Right here in Geneva, Switzerland at the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Western animal rights groups and some Western countries are buying votes against ivory trade. Read more >>> 

Conservation Research Fund Feedback – Leopard Research – August 2019

2019-08-23T11:15:04+02:00August 23rd, 2019|

A MOU was signed between the PHASA Conservation and Empowerment Fund, Rhino Direct and Singatha Conservation Research Fund. Below is the background and an introduction to the role-players. ~By Mariska Nel & Leanne Ray Singatha Conservation Research Fund (SCRF) was born out of the recognition of the difficulties post-graduate students face in conducting field research, the challenges landowners have in obtaining scientific information relevant to their specific needs, and an opportunity to involve corporate sponsors in transparent, funding-worthy projects. We strive to forge connections to promote conservation research, tertiary education, and community involvement. SCRF’s current endeavours include research projects running in the Magaliesberg [...]

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