Commercial Poaching in Concert with Decolonisation

Is there a direct link between the commercial poaching that is going on and the increase in the size of rural populations? “Yes…. largely, but most greatly the poaching can be linked to bad governance, personal avarice and political incompetence. It got really out of hand only after each country shed its colonial yoke. That …

Cecil the Lion “What was illegal about the hunt” – the debate continues

On the 10 June, this year, we posted an article The Truth Behind Cecil the Lion on our blog and Facebook page. Our Facebook fans commented in a robust manner. But it seems that the debate is still continuing because yesterday we received this comment/question by Guy Pearson What was illegal about the hunt? Here …

Do Animals Experience the same Pain as Humans?

One of our Facebook fans, Justa Kruger posted this quote by Charles Darwin. “There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery.” Here is my reply to her. I am sure that the answer to your question will be of interest to all our …

5. What is This Continued…

Plants do many things for the environment: Green plants convert the energy of the sun into food for animals to eat; Plants provide cover for animals – protecting them from their enemies; Plants also provide cover for the soil, protecting it from heat and cold, and erosion by sun, wind and rain. And this is …

Does wildlife management mean some of them will be killed?

QUESTION Brenda Szasz wrote In my experience, the word “management” used with regards to wildlife almost always means that some of them are going to be killed. ANSWER The True Green Alliance Hello Brenda, No management doesn’t mean JUST killing animals. Management, in fact has two functions: “preservation” and “conservation” which have many applications in the …