More on Managing Kruger National Elephants by Ron Thomson

MORE ON MANAGING KRUGER NATIONAL PARK’s ELEPHANT POPULATION Yesterday I wrote a piece on the two kinds of population management that could be applied to Kruger National Park’s excessive elephant population: 1. Culling which involves the reduction of the population’s annual incrementally and 2. Population reduction which is the reduction of elephant numbers down to …

Who is the Poacher in Modern African Mythology? EPISODE 5 & 6

EPISODE FIVE ZAMBIA John Coleman, a Rhodesian game ranger turned professional hunting guide, who operated throughout south-central Africa for most of his adult life, had this to say (verbatim) about commercial poaching in Zambia, in an open letter to American Dr Andre Degeorges: “I have been a game ranger in Rhodesia and then a professional …

Comment by Emmanuel Koro

Ron Thomson’s confrontational and disruptive communication approach is the most effective communication approach in a world that has long taken Africans for fools because they used the ‘nice guy’ communication approach that you’re suggesting. The Western animal rights fundraising industry has long killed diplomacy in international wildlife trade politics through strategic vote-rigging within the CITES …

The Black Rhino Cows’ Horns Stand Between the Species’ Survival and its Extinction

I HAVE JUST READ A NUMBER OF SCIENTIFIC OPINIONS about the safety of cutting off a black rhino’s horns for the purpose of protecting the species from poachers. The authors claim that there were no deleterious effects and that wild populations of black rhinos were unaffected by the dehorning process. The way in which this …

As Promised: Ron on JERM Warfare

Ron Thomson joined Jerm for a discussion about Kruger’s elephants. His experience and knowledge are next level. Ron Thomson has a total of 57 years of hands-on experience in wildlife management, national park administration and African big game hunting. This, together with his thorough understanding of the science of wildlife management, places him in a …

JERM Warfare Interviews Ron Thomson

This is an early notice to inform you that JERM Warfare had an interview with Ron Thomson this week Do not miss it! Full podcast will be published soon on JERM Warfare’s website – we will let you know as soon as this link is available.. Ron argues that the Kruger National Park is being …

KNP is on the Point of Total Collapse Into Becoming a Desert – Reply to Peter Mills

Debate between Ron Thomson and Peter Mills PM: Dear Ron, I don’t think I totally agree with your response to Grant who, I thought, posed a very valid question.  I don’t know what Grant’s wildlife management background is but he does propose an option, just leave it alone. RT: Have a look at what is …