The Elephants of Kruger National Park are Way in Excess of the Sustainable Elephant Carrying Capacity of their Habitat What’s to be done about it?

We made a documentary film about it. And now we have had a reaction: SANPARKS, presumably with Minister Creecy’s approval has arranged for the Humane Society International (HSI South Africa) to start darting mature elephant cows with a contraceptive (ostensibly to stop them breeding so prolifically). And in their video, HSI claim that this is …

The Case for Trophy Hunting

  The four life-quarter test Hardly a moment goes by these days, without some ridiculous claim being made by an ignorant animal rightist; by some idiotic foreign politician or civil servant; or by some uninformed celebrity ‘do-gooder’, who all berate trophy hunting as being cruel, barbaric and wasteful of valuable genes. Despite having no knowledge …

Public Information bulletin No.2 (re the Minister’s HLP report)

Wildlife management is based on science and all decisions in the wildlife field should be based on scientific fact (the truth) alone. Minister Creecy has (virtually) explained that she will react to the most popular results of public opinion polls – which exposes her soft underbelly to the general public. This means she will accept …

Reply to Comment on “About The Culling Of Elephants In Botswana”

Carin, You should not look at this problem as an ‘elephant problem’ but rather as ‘national park problem’.  The principle conservation-objective of a national park is to “maintain species diversity” (That is, species diversity of both plants and animals).  If you want to know more about this problem may I suggest that you purchase a …

The TGA’s Response to Dereck Joubert’s article in the Daily Maverick

By Elma Britz. Director – The True Green Alliance. Nobody can dispute Mr Dereck Joubert’s abilities as a wildlife cinematographer or his long term commitment to Botswana’s wildlife, nor indeed his love of wildlife. THAT is NOT what this comment is all about. This comment is about Mr Joubert’s very apparent lack of understanding about …

TGA Applauds  the New Botswana President

The CEO of the True Green Alliance in South Africa, Ron Thomson – a veteran African game warden and elephant management expert – applauds  the new Botswana President – His Excellency Mokgweetse Masisi – for the wisdom and the insight he has shown towards the wildlife management needs of Botswana’s national parks; of Botswana’s grossly …

Molewa Steers South Africa’s Conservation, not Foreign Activists.

Ron Thomson of the True Green Alliance – Our response to the Daily Maverick article by Don Pinnock There are two kinds of people trying to dominate the world of living resources in this day and age. Those who understand and believe in the sustainable harvest of living resources (plants and animals) for the benefit …