Why Elephants are Dying in Botswana!

Submission to Daily Maverick by Ron Thomson – ARTICLE.2. 2020/07/03 Over the last several weeks some 400 elephants have (so far this year) died mysterious deaths in Botswana; and the reports suggest that there are many more sick animals wandering about the game reserves. I feel confident enough, at this stage, therefore, to predict that …

The Source ISSUE NO.8 25 August 2019 CITES CoP18 Notes

CoP18 — Geneva, Switzerland Compiled by Emmanuel Koro, African environmental journalist who has extensively written on environment and development issues in Africa IN THIS ISSUE: Western animal rights groups steal SADC countries’ votes for ivory trade amid calls for SADC to pull out of ‘useless’ CITES. First CITES employee confirms a Western animal rights groups …

Kruger Park’s biological diversity is in serious trouble! 8.

Elephant Management in Kruger National Park (8) When an elephant population is expanding – and, for simplicity’s sake, doubling its numbers every 10 years – once it breaks through the 100 percent safe saturation level (the sustainable habitat carrying capacity level) it gallops on to ever higher percentage levels very quickly. And no matter what …