Botswana’s Elephant Management Conundrum

Don Pinnock, known to the people of the wildlife industry in South Africa as the Pinocchio of ‘Never-Never Land’, has a nose so long that I am surprised he doesn’t have to use a wheel barrow to cart it around. He has just published another make-believe article in the Daily Maverick (12th May 2022). His …

Are you qualified to operate just because you think you know?

My response to the article Timbavati risks tourist backlash to hunt a super tusker – the Daily Maverick 8 March 2017 Don Pinnock, as a journalist,  may have a way with words but his assumption that he is an authority on wildlife management and hunting issues is way off beam.  There is nothing in his …

Are you qualified to operate just because you think you know?

Don Pinnock, as a journalist,  may have a way with words but his assumption that he is an authority on wildlife management and hunting issues is way off beam.  There is nothing in his history that qualifies him to pontificate on such matters as the hunting of an elephant at Timbavati.  His only qualification in …