Botswana’s abundant elephant populations a recipe for disaster

Johannesburg – The proposal that CITES should change the status of the African elephant by placing the species on the (endangered) Appendix I list, has no validity. As long as the southern African elephant populations remain numerous, fecund and excessive, this species cannot be classified as “endangered”. Nor is it facing extinction. This warning by …

TGA Responds to “Shock Wildlife Truths”

The TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE responds to the article “Shock Wildlife Truths” by Louzel Lombard Steyn published by Traveller 24, on 26 January 2017.  The True Green Alliance (TGA) strongly supports Edna Molewa, the Minister of the Environment’s decision to allow the export of 800 skeletons obtained from captive bred lions.  These bones were obtained legally; …

Common Sense – Managing Elephants & Rhino

A report by AFP on 1 June 2016, entitled “elephants in Tanzanian reserve could be wiped out by 2022” provides a distorted and hysterical interpretation of some very inaccurate animal rights propaganda.  Africa’s elephants, its rhinos and its people, deserve better service than this! Between 2008 and 2012 Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve suffered a major …

TGA Newsletter February 2017

Dear very patient TGA supporters, THE TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE (TGA) …                                                            is getting ready to fly. Exactly one year ago, the TGA constitution was signed by our founding members and a Board of Directors was created. We applied for registration as a Non-Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Development; eventually succeeded; and managed …