In the war-like ‘theatre’ of organised wildlife crime, versus the authorities and anti-poaching units, where is the current ‘balance’ in this blood filled battle? Ultimately, where are we heading with regard to threatened species? Elephant Poaching Based on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) data, African elephant poaching […]

via The ‘Theatre’ of Wildlife Decimation — International Wildlife Bond

Banner Image – Outrage over ‘unethical’ Botswana elephant hunt, Don Pinnock, Daily Maverick, 11 December 2019 Botswana has recently (2018) reinstated elephant trophy hunting (after a 2014 moratorium). However, this is considered a mistake by leading experts that will not help reduce human-wildlife conflict. Let’s look at the reasons elephants have expanded their ranges in Botswana […]

via “Echoes of Cecil” in ‘unethical’ Botswana elephant hunt — International Wildlife Bond

By Ross Harvey, Conservation Action Trust, 14 February 2020 “Why not allow any willing bidder (such as the EMS Foundation) to pay for these licences if that raises revenue to conserve magnificent bull elephants instead of eliminating them?“ The Botswana government has again demonstrated to the world that it either does not understand or does not […]

via Botswana auctions off the last of its big tusker elephants — International Wildlife Bond

Trump Admin Steps Up Pace On First Oil Lease Sale In Alaskan Arctic, Enviros Cry Foul http://bit.ly/312CIy5 From The Daily Caller Chris White | Energy Reporter The Department of the Interior is fast-tracking plans to sell oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Reuters reported Friday. “That lease sale will happen in 2019,” Joe […]

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News Release Defenders of Wildlife Obama Administration Calls For Protecting Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness designation would prevent oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Refuge’s iconic coastal plain Washington­­­­ (January 25, 2014) –– The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has recommended that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s 1.5 million-acre coastal plain be designated […]

via Obama Calls For Protecting Arctic Nat. Wildlife Refuge — Natural History Wanderings