Ivory Trade Could Pay Zimbabwe’s Wildlife Management for 20 Years

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an almost three-month ban on international and domestic travel to Zimbabwe’s prime tourist resorts. This has plunged the country into a wildlife management crisis characterised by a drying up of funds to pay the countries’ rangers and other conservation expenses. Tourism and trade in wildlife — including hunting — …

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 …

Support Hunting as a Way to Keep Flora and Fauna in Balance

Buried deep inside the Science Section of The New York Times for Tuesday, February 12, is a little item that may have a significant impact for sustainable use. The report notes: The Martu, an aboriginal Australian community, hunt with fire, burning patches of vegetation and returning after the flames subside to capture prey. But in the 1930s, …

Corroboration that Western-based AR Groups are Following Racist Practices

The corroboration that Western-based animal rights groups are following racist practices comes from a story that appears in today’s Style Section of The New York Times. The subtitle tells the tale:  “The disavowal of fur has coincided with black women’s increased ability to buy mink coats.” In a key paragraph in the article, the writer notes: …

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 …

Californians Continue to Ignore this Inconvenient Truth

I am disappointed to report that our appeal of California’s ban on trade in nearly all forms of ivory was denied. The Appellate Court did not agree with us that California’s law is unconstitutional and ought to be voided for vagueness. The decision came down yesterday afternoon. We are now consulting with a number of …

9 American States are now Depriving Africa of Trade in Rhino Horns and Ivory

Illinois is now the ninth state to ban trade in ivory and rhino horns, joining California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington. Banning ivory sales is disastrous for both Africa’s socioeconomic well-being and for elephant conservation. These states are effectively depriving the people of Africa of their rightful income and allowing …

US NGO files unprecedented lawsuit against California’s law banning all ivory trade

By Emmanuel Koro African elephant range states may now have a more effective representative for their ivory trade interests in the USA. For the past 43 years, these communities have struggled to get a Western citizen or organization to tell Western people this truth through Western courts; banning ivory sales is disastrous for both Africa’s …