Who is the Poacher in Modern African Mythology? Introduction

INTRODUCTION WHEN THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT was placed on the CITES Appendix I list (which effectively proclaimed it to be an ‘endangered species’) (CITES Cop7 in 1989), and when (at the same time) the international trade in elephant ivory was officially banned, the accredited animal rights NGOs at the convention blamed elephant poaching on the existence …

A Letter to the IUCN

The staff of the IUCN needs to attend some kind of preparatory school that teaches its pupils about the principles and practices of wildlife management.  And they should take the CITES Secretariat along with them to learn these lessons, too. How the hell is mankind going to manage its wild living resources in a sustainable …