Open Letter to the Heads of State and Government of SADC

Your Excellencies, As you know, international travel bans linked to Covid-19 have severely reduced tourist visits to our region. But are you also aware that some wildlife management staff and rangers have had to replace the tourist funds lost with new sources of money to meet their salaries outside of official procedures? When these extra …

Lions Kill 3 Children Triggering Revenge Lion-killing Feelings

By Emmanuel Koro The lions of Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area horrifically killed three school children this month, drawing sympathy worldwide. This put a spotlight on the human-wildlife conflict in Tanzania and is a ‘declaration’ of war on the bereaved Maasai local community. “The local community, together with the bereaved families have vowed to hunt down …

Join Makuya in taking Western Animal Rights Groups to the International Court of Justice

MAKUYA’S INSPIRATIONAL FIGHT TO SAVE ITS HUNTING CULTURE Inspired by its court victory to save its hunting culture, Limpopo-based Makuya hunting community has now called upon other Southern African communities to join it in the “The Mother Of All Battles For Ivory Trade.” ______________________ by Emmanuel Koro In most Southern African rural communities, including South …

International Hunters in Africa Despite Covid Travel Bans

/ It’s perhaps Africa’s most unique country where the adrenaline seeking international hunters worldwide are going to hunt despite the Covid-19 pandemic travel bans. They go there not only for the rare hunting experience but crucially to pay hunting fees that benefit both conservation and rural communities co-existing with wildlife. With all other African countries having …

Restore Wildlife Trade to Serve the Peoples’ Interests

WHY does it take people in power seemingly forever to accomplish something good for the people they serve and the wildlife they look after? Are our leaders so concerned with taking care of their own well-being that they ignore the well-being of others until they think no one notices what they do? Take the 2019 …

Moza Community’s Hunting Revenue-powered Development

Wildlife hunting is increasingly becoming the main “driver” for not only socio-economic development but also for wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in southern African communities that co-exist with wildlife. When a group of SADC journalists went on a study tour to Mozambique’s Tete Province-based Tchuma Tchato Community in 1999, they saw a community that lacked …

Important Wildlife Management Debate That Every African Should Become Actively Involved In

Why can’t we today, sell without UN CITES agency restrictions; our earth-shattering quantities of ivory and rhino horn? They are collectively worth hundreds of billions of US dollars on the African continent. Talk of an analogy of a mother or father who can’t buy his children a loaf of bread but has billions in bank …

Attack on Socio Economic Wellbeing of the African People

Nearly 500 People Killed by Human Animal Conflict since Cecil the Lion Since 2015. It is unforgivable to talk about animal rights without talking about human rights. It is an attack on the socio economic wellbeing of the African people to put an animal above a human being. Animal rights groups that come to Africa …

Violation of Human Rights

It’s a violation of human rights to talk about animal rights without talking about human rights. It’s a Western Celebration of African poverty as my book says. The rights of African race (black and white) will remain violated as long as we continue to be denied the rights to fully, fairly and sustainably benefit from …

Hunting and Agriculture Uniquely Used To Reduce Poaching In Zambian Community

By Emmanuel Koro About 45 years later, Zambia’s implementation of wildlife anti-poaching strategies has helped to increase South Luagwa’s elephant population and the culture of community wildlife and habitat conservation. Wildlife in Luangwa suffered heavy poaching that reduced big elephants herds from 90 000 in 1975 to about 1 000 by 1988.   Hunting in communities that …