BLENDING IVORY: China’s Old Loopholes, New Hopes – The Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An undercover investigation by the Elephant Action League (EAL) on China’s ivory trade, including rhino horn trade and the role of trophy hunting. Washington, DC, December 30, 2015. EAL publishes today a report on its undercover investigation in mainland China and Hong Kong in an effort to expose the areas where illegal ivory opportunistically enters […]

Trophy hunting in South Africa threatens elephants

Too many bulls are killed using the excuse of “problem animals”. While Africa is losing an elephant every 15 minutes to ivory poachers, trophy hunters are targeting the cross-border population of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) to the extent that scientists predict trophy bulls will be all but gone from the region in […]

US charges SA safari owners over illegal rhino hunts

WASHINGTON – Two South African men were charged on Thursday by the US government with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts to American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns. The charges were part of an 18-count indictment unveiled against Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris, as part of a multi-year investigation by the […]

WildLeaks, new (sanitized) leak released to the public

LEAK COUNTRY/REGION: Mozambique/South Africa TOPIC: Illegal trophy hunting of lions and leopards Corruption and bribery still allow illegal use of baits to lure lions and leopards from the Kruger National Park into Mozambique. Scouts pull decomposing meat along the border in the Kruger and pull it back into Mozambique, then pull the meat up to […]

Zambia has lifted a ban on hunting for species other than wild cats

Zambia, the southern African nation with nearly a third of its land reserved for wildlife, has lifted a ban on hunting for species other than wild cats. “The suspension of safari hunting is hereby lifted,” Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata said in comments broadcast on Lusaka-based Radio Phoenix. “The suspension of cat hunting shall […]

Leaked video shows everything that’s wrong with trophy hunting

There’s no real beating around the bush here: Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania, where a company known as Green Mile Safari (United Arab Emirates) has been caught allowing its clients to hunt protected animals with semi-automatic weapons, run over animals with jeeps, and otherwise torture […]

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