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Africa does not need First World’s governments to tell it what it can and cannot do with its own wildlife
Common Sense in Conservation (I/27) In recent years there has been an ever greater onslaught by First World animal rightists (A/Rs), to thwart the application of essential science-based wildlife management practices in Africa. What is more worrying is the fact that Western governments have been complicit insofar they have used these animal rightist attacks for their own political gain; and the political elites have pledged to write into their Western-country laws A/R demands that would place control of wildlife management practices in Africa back into First World ‘white-nation’ hands. Read more Ron Thomson
The Botswana government has made the decision to lift its ban on hunting. In an emailed statement released on Wednesday, the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism said that the country would ensure that the “reinstatement of hunting is done in an orderly and ethical manner”. According to the government, the growing conflict between humans and wildlife (notably human-elephant conflict) and the negative impact of the hunting suspension on people’s livelihoods is one of the findings that led to the decision. Read full article....