Botswana’s Elephant Management Conundrum

Don Pinnock, known to the people of the wildlife industry in South Africa as the Pinocchio of ‘Never-Never Land’, has a nose so long that I am surprised he doesn’t have to use a wheel barrow to cart it around. He has just published another make-believe article in the Daily Maverick (12th May 2022). His …

A TGA ‘Observation Statement’ Subject:Botswana Plans for Elephant Management

A TGA ‘observation statement’ Subject: Derived from information coming out of Botswana about the government’s plans for elephant management in that country Readers wishing to evaluate this statement must first acknowledge and accept certain scientific facts about wildlife and its management needs: • Wildlife management (aka ‘conservation’) is the action that man takes to achieve man-desired …

Africans Should Benefit From Their Wildlife

The Botswana’s Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Onkokame Mokaila said that if Africans do not use their wildlife, they would remain beggars forever. Minister Mokaila said that the biggest threat to successful wildlife conservation and to economic well-being in Africa is because the outsiders (Western countries and animal rights groups) continue to …

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 …