Zimbabwe and Its Elephants: Some Revealing Information.

Dear John, YOU WANT TO KNOW MY THOUGHTS ON ZIMBABWE’S ELEPHANTS consequent upon recent publications. Maybe this is the time to tell our SUCo members, and the general public of South Africa, too, what makes the world of elephants go round. The recent report by a Zimbabwean “elephant management expert” (or so it seems), which …

THE BIG LIE Chapter 2 – The Killing of Cecil

ON THE NIGHT OF 1 JULY 2015, Cecil, all alone, returned to an elephant-meat bait on a game ranch called Antoinette that was located just outside the boundary of Hwange National Park. He had fed on the same bait the night before. Antoinette was owned by a Zimbabwean citizen called Honest Ndhlovu. There that night, …

Covid-19 Delayed The Adventures of the Twins In Africa

By Emmanuel Koro Johannesburg, South Africa 21 May 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has rewritten the script for 2020. Many scheduled exciting and important events have either been cancelled or postponed. However, for 10-year-old African twins, Lily and Lara Vincent the show goes on. Their exciting African wilderness and culture story-telling television project has survived the …

Pacelle, Should be Investigated for Crimes Against Rhinos and Elephants.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) CEO Wayne Pacelle resigned from his position on 2 February 2018 following sexual molestation that led to donor threat to stop funding the HSUS if he did not resign. Well-known for investigating animal rights violations worldwide, Mr. Pacelle came under investigation for alleged sexual molestation of a …

Hwange National Park Elephant Overpopulation

I have taken an interest in Hwange National Park’s Elephants. The Park is extremely overpopulated. Using the table below (@ 15% biomass) as a guide, I did some basic calculations. Hwange size: 1 460 000ha Elephant population estimate: 54 000 Since the table only goes up to 45 000, I have to divide 1 460 …

Cecil the Lion “What was illegal about the hunt” – the debate continues

On the 10 June, this year, we posted an article The Truth Behind Cecil the Lion on our blog and Facebook page. Our Facebook fans commented in a robust manner. But it seems that the debate is still continuing because yesterday we received this comment/question by Guy Pearson What was illegal about the hunt? Here …

The Truth Behind Cecil the Lion

Everybody has heard about the circumstances surrounding the killing of “Cecil the Lion”. What most people don’t know is that none of Cecil’s story – given out by the AR NGOs world-wide – was true. He was not an important pride male that had been enticed out of Hwange National Park and shot illegally by …

What is WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT?

Wildlife management is what most people call conservation. In other words, they perceive conservation to mean wildlife management. They are not, however, synonyms. Conservation is one of two very distinct functions of wildlife management; the other being preservation. Unless you understand this, and know how to apply both these concepts in an appropriate manner, you …