Who is the Poacher in Modern African Mythology? EPISODE 5 & 6

EPISODE FIVE ZAMBIA John Coleman, a Rhodesian game ranger turned professional hunting guide, who operated throughout south-central Africa for most of his adult life, had this to say (verbatim) about commercial poaching in Zambia, in an open letter to American Dr Andre Degeorges: “I have been a game ranger in Rhodesia and then a professional …

Who is the Poacher in Modern African Mythology? EPISODE 1

EPISODE ONE KENYA KENYA WAS DECLARED A BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN 1895 and from 1920 became known in the UK as the The Kenya Colony. The country’s Rift Valley and the surrounding fertile highlands were reserved for white settler occupation, and by the 1930s, 30 000 European farmers were in possession of agricultural holdings in this …

An Open Letter to IOL by John Nash

Dear IOL Your article, “UK hunt club slammed for trophy-hunting safari auction in South Africa”. by Shaun Smillie (October 29) contained a number of misleading statements. You describe the Avon Vale Hunt as “A fox hunting club in the United Kingdom”.  Fox hunting with hounds has been illegal in the UK for a number of …

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 …

A Letter to the IUCN

The staff of the IUCN needs to attend some kind of preparatory school that teaches its pupils about the principles and practices of wildlife management.  And they should take the CITES Secretariat along with them to learn these lessons, too. How the hell is mankind going to manage its wild living resources in a sustainable …

Presentation to the EU by IEI at CoP18

PRESENTATION OF GODFREY HARRIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE GodfreyIVORY EDUCATION INSTITUTE, BEFORE THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (HON. TITTANOORA MARTIKAINEN OF FINLAND) AND ELEMENTS OF THE EU COMMISSION PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF THE 18TH CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES. Mr. President and other Distinguished Members of …

The Source ISSUE NO.2 17 August 2019 – CITES CoP18 Notes

IN THIS ISSUE: Pro-sustainable use U.S. environmental NGO tells EU its concerns of the attempts by Western animal a rights group to end all CITES regulated trade in wildlife species. CoP18 — Geneva, Switzerland Compiled by Emmanuel Koro, African environmental journalist who has extensively written on environment and development issues in Africa The Ivory Education …

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 …