Moves by the United Kingdom to Ban the Import of Hunting Trophies - An Analysis by Rowan B. Martin.
This document reviews a debate which took place at Westminster Hall in the UK Houses of Parliament on the 2nd October 2019 in which the advocacy by Animal Rights parliamentary members was extreme. In this document I challenge some of the misinformation that was prevalent. Much of the ill-informed debate was taken up with trophy hunting of lions while ignoring the social, ecological and economic realities of the rural population and their resource base in Africa.. Zac Goldsmith (Minister for DIFD (Department for International Development) and DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has initiated a ‘consultative process’ which closes on the 25th January 2020. This paper will be submitted to the Committee responsible for the consultations.
Jan 07, 2020
Outrage over ‘unethical’ Botswana elephant hunt.
There’s outrage in Botswana over the shooting of a collared elephant and four others on San communal land.
When President Mokgweetsi Masisi opened up Botswana’s rich wildlands to hunting, it helped gain him the essential rural votes he needed to get re-elected. But the ‘unethical’ hunting of a collared elephant has the local San community, and supporters of hunting, up in arms.
Dec 12, 2019
The Immorality of Saving Elephants.
An opinion piece on the enduring debate about Elephant Conservation following the recent CITES meeting that rewarded those with unsuccessful conservation records over those with manifest successes.
Sep 16, 2019
Gorillas, charcoal and the fight for survival in Congo's rainforest.
A deadly conflict simmers between the autochthon people forced out of Kahuzi-Biéga national park, and the rangers protecting the land.
Jul 22, 2019
A crisis of too many, not too few.
Reflections on elephants, trees, conservation and the future by Dr Brian Child.
From a series of articles published in Botswana's Mmegionline between April and July 2019
Jul 18, 2019
Conservation hysteria or Conservation fact?
Botswana re-introduces hunting to a chorus of criticism.
After Ian Khama stepped down as President of Botswana to be replaced by Mokgweetsi Masisi some of the corner stone "environmental" policies of Ian Khama were immediately up for review. Political gamesmanship or sound conservation strategy?
May 27, 2019
'View from the Termite Mound' responds to the paper on the Serengeti-Mara Squeeze.
Science Magazine Article with Huge Media Coverage, Anti-Loliondo Co-Author, and a not so Hidden Wish to Influence the Tanzanian Government
Apr 08, 2019
British watchdog launches inquiry into WWF abuse allegations.
Charity Commission to assess whether money sent abroad was subject to due diligence as German MPs urge funding halt
Apr 07, 2019