Comment on the USFWS Submission

Re – Draft Environmental Assessment and Economic Analysis Revisions of the African Elephant Rule under Section 4(d) of the United States Endangered Species Act (50 CFR 17.40(e)). November 2022. Prepared by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Affairs Program Division of Management Authority This response, from The True Green Alliance (South Africa), is addressed to: …

Why Trophy Hunting in Kenya Closed in 1977

I understand that the Kenyan elephant poaching legend can be related as follows: Ngina Kenyatta, the wife of Jomo Kenyatta (i.e. The First Lady in the Land in those days) – and a whole phalanx of Kenyatta family members and business cronies (headed by Ngina – and Margaret Wamba, Kenyatta’s daughter by a previous marriage) …

The Origins and Implications of the International Ivory Trade Ban

In today’s world I often write about the scourge of CITES and about how the whole world is now hell-bent-for-leather in its desire to utterly destroy every vestige of the ivory trade. These endeavours are all “doctrinaire” in character – which means those who seek the destruction of the ivory trade (AND of the rhino …

Gentleman’s Agreement and the Future of the African Elephant

Written by Wei JI an Independent wildlife researcher who provides advice to the Chinese government. _____________________ Ten years ago, in June 2007, Chad and Zambia proposed a complex package of African elephant trade regulations. Essentially, the two countries proposed a one-off sale of ivory in return for a “9-year moratorium” on sellers’ ivory sales thereafter. …

The Elephants of Africa and CITES

CITES CoP17- Talk (2016)  Introduction by Stan Burger President of The Professional Hunting Association of South Africa PHASA Your speaker this evening is Ron Thomson – a well known conservation personality in southern Africa. For those of you who don’t know him, Ron has been involved in the wildlife business in southern Africa for the last …