KNP 71 Poached Elephants

According to an article in the United South African the Kruger National Park (KNP) elephant poaching has reached an all-time high with 71 deaths in 2018 for their ivory. ______________________________ Comment by Ron Thomson 71 Elephants out of a population number 32 000 elephants (according to Dr Salomon Joubert) = 0.222 percent of the total …

TGA Comment on the Swaziland request to sell Rhino Horn

The Conservation Imperative. posted a short whiteboard video on Facebook, looking at Swaziland’s proposal. The Kingdom of Swaziland has submitted a proposal to CITES. It wants to sell its stock of 330 kg of rhino horn, collected from natural deaths to a small number of licensed retailers in the Far East. A wholesale price of $30,000 per …

Have Sovereign African States Sold Their Rights to the BINGOS?

Following the publication of an article that charged a United Nations agency involved in wildlife with having lost its credibility and relevance in much of Southern Africa, a major non-government organization sprang to its defense. Not surprising. The non-government agencies (now known as BINGOs — Big International Non-Governmental Organizations) have invested so much in having …

Congratulations Japan on your Guts – Resignation from the IWC

The IWC (International Whaling Commission), like CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) has been long ago “captured” by its accredited animal rights NGOs who have become so powerful they now dictate policy in the IWC (and at CITES) Japan has been trying for decades …

TGA – China we will continue to support your bold decision

On 29 October 2018, China’s government announced that it has legalised the domestic trade in antique tiger and rhino products and the use of tiger bone and rhino horn from captive bred animals by hospitals. _______________________ The TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE, its directors and its members, salute your fortitude and your wisdom in defying the Western-based CITES organisation that has …

Elephants & Human Population Dynamics of Africa

Now I have to take a new tack. I want to talk about the human population dynamics of Africa. NB: In 1900 the United Nations claim there were 95.9 million people living in Sub-Sahara Africa; that by the year 2000 that number had grown to 622 million; and that the prognosis for 2100 (at the …

WILDLIFE ARMAGEDDON PART 15

Africa’s final battle to save its wildlife and its national parks Molewa steers South Africa’s Conservation, not Foreign Activists. There are two kinds of people trying to dominate the world of living resources today: (1) Those that understand and believe in the sustainable harvest of living resources (plants and animals) for the benefit of mankind; …

WILDLIFE ARMAGEDDON PART 11

Africa’s battle to save its wildlife and national parks THE ELEPHANT AND RHINO POACHING SAGA (1970 – 2015) (PART IV) The Ivory Trade Ban – UNPACKED In July 1989, Richard Leaky – Africa’s arch animal rightist – then Director of the Kenyan Wildlife Service, burnt 20 tons of elephant tusks in the Nairobi National Park …

UN Environment Organisation Ignore Appeal for Africa Secretary General

Have the growing worldwide calls for a qualified African to be appointed the next Secretary-General for the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) been ignored? No one officially connected to the process has confirmed that it is high time for a well-qualified African to lead the organisation. The …

AFRICA’S WILDLIFE ARMAGEDDON (5)

Africa’s final battle to save its wildlife and its national parks  It is now time for us to have a look at Africa’s human population explosion and to consider the impact that it is likely to have on Africa’s wildlife later this century. United Nations statistics tell us that in the year 1900 there were …