CITES: Curse or Blessing for Wildlife-rich but Poverty Stricken SADC Countries

They were fed-up and armed to the teeth with compelling scientific data in favour of their ivory and rhino horn trade proposals, including downlisting African elephants and trade in live white rhinos. They had also planned a wild card reaction, if their proposals for ivory and rhino trade were rejected. This was the mood of …

The Source ISSUE NO.1 16 August 2019 – CITES CoP18 Notes

CoP18 — Geneva, Switzerland Compiled by Emmanuel Koro, African environmental journalist who has extensively written on environment and development issues in Africa POLITICAL THOUGHT TO CONSIDER: IN THIS ISSUE: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is now a hardcore animal rights group. • One of the most dominant of the Western environmental groups— the WWF has …

Open Letter to President Masisi

Lausanne, 4 June 2019 OPEN LETTER  Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi His Excellency, President of the Republic of Botswana, Private Bag 001, Gaborone Botswana Your Excellency, President Dr. Masisi, As a former Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), I could not resist letting you know …

Evidence That Ivory Trade Ban Has Failed Africa: 500 vultures die in Botswana after eating poisoned elephants.

Sad news. Incidentally, this presents to the world more evidence that the CITES Western animals groups sponsored ivory trade is not helping to save a single elephant in Africa as poacher continue to poach elephants. The ban has failed the African people and elephants. The poachers are now using dangerous poaching approaches that even kill vultures. …