Comment by Emmanuel Koro

Ron Thomson’s confrontational and disruptive communication approach is the most effective communication approach in a world that has long taken Africans for fools because they used the ‘nice guy’ communication approach that you’re suggesting. The Western animal rights fundraising industry has long killed diplomacy in international wildlife trade politics through strategic vote-rigging within the CITES …

Elephants on Contraception Limits Ivory Harvesting

Dear Ron I have always wondered why SADC countries can’t harvest ivory from plentiful elephants. For South Africa, putting elephants on contraception sadly limits ivory harvesting. Why not cull them and harvest the ivory and other products? The meat would be given to poor communities. The hide can be sold to companies that sell hides  to …

Join Makuya in taking Western Animal Rights Groups to the International Court of Justice

MAKUYA’S INSPIRATIONAL FIGHT TO SAVE ITS HUNTING CULTURE Inspired by its court victory to save its hunting culture, Limpopo-based Makuya hunting community has now called upon other Southern African communities to join it in the “The Mother Of All Battles For Ivory Trade.” ______________________ by Emmanuel Koro In most Southern African rural communities, including South …

Important Wildlife Management Debate That Every African Should Become Actively Involved In

Why can’t we today, sell without UN CITES agency restrictions; our earth-shattering quantities of ivory and rhino horn? They are collectively worth hundreds of billions of US dollars on the African continent. Talk of an analogy of a mother or father who can’t buy his children a loaf of bread but has billions in bank …

Violation of Human Rights

It’s a violation of human rights to talk about animal rights without talking about human rights. It’s a Western Celebration of African poverty as my book says. The rights of African race (black and white) will remain violated as long as we continue to be denied the rights to fully, fairly and sustainably benefit from …

Africa INSULTED – WWF to judge the APO Group African Women in Media Award

It’s an insult that  Rose Thuo, Head of Communications and Marketing, Africa of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (www.WorldWildlife.org) can be used to judge media excellence in promoting African women entrepreneurs when at the rural level the WWF notoriously denies any form of entrepreneurship in wildlife use.  They are anti-use. As if this was not enough, the WWF …

Western Celebration of African Poverty

Get yourself a copy of the book today! The former UN Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretary-General (1982-1990) and Switzerland-based IWMC-World Conservation Trust President, Mr Eugene Lapointe, endorses the book in his foreword, “Western Celebration of African Poverty has something for everyone who cares about wildlife, wild …

COVID-19 Messed Wildlife

A Johannesburg-based environmental journalist, Emmanuel Koro is writing a new book calling for the need for SADC countries to start international trade in ivory and rhino horn as soon as possible, in order to raise wildlife conservation funds that their COVID-19 pandemic damaged economies can’t raise. Koro argues in the book that never in the …

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 …

Ill-informed Worldwide Opposition from Desktop Conservationists & Keypad Commandos

In Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia where there is community private business partnerships with hunters facilitated by the government there are tangible infrastructural development investments made through hunting revenue. They built schools, clinics, roads and bridges. They have bought grinding mills and ambulances. They have employed community rangers. Most importantly, these socioeconomic benefits have incentivized wildlife …