FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2018 2018-12-17T12:19:20+00:00 Admin ~/ Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining ~/?x=entry:entry171215-103011 2017-12-15T10:30:11+00:00 2017-12-15T10:30:11+00:00

Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining 
MPUMALANGA 
South Africa

MPUMALANGA has the second highest number of visiting international tourists in South Africa. It is the home of the Kruger National Park, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon.
Mining licenses have recently been granted in this World Heritage Site. [Read More…]

EUROPEAN UNION Stop All Ivory Trade ~/?x=entry:entry171215-102606 2017-12-15T10:26:06+00:00 2017-12-15T10:26:06+00:00

EUROPEAN UNION
Stop All Ivory Trade

The twenty-nine member African Elephant Coalition has once again called governments of the world to support their request to end all trade in elephant ivory in order to safeguard the future of elephants as a matter of urgency. This plea was heard yesterday in Geneva at the second day of the 69th Standing Committee Meeting of CITES The Elephant Action League - EALhighlighted the EU and Japan as nations playing an active role in the ivory trade.

The European Commission has called on its citizens, organizations and other interested stakeholders to participate in an online consultation to gather information and views on the ivory trade in the EU and the actions that the EU should take against Ivory trafficking. [Read More…]

The Lions Share of the South African Tourist and Hunting Industry ~/?x=entry:entry171215-102229 2017-12-15T10:22:29+00:00 2017-12-15T10:22:29+00:00

The Lions Share of the South African Tourist and Hunting Industry

Thousands of captive lions are being exploited daily in South Africa. Prematurely removed from their mothers, lion breeders use the hand reared baby lion cubs to lure tourists to petting facilities for photographic and ‘feel good’ purposes. Unsuspecting international volunteers arrive in South Africa in droves to care for these lion cubs, often paying large sums of money to the breeder for this ‘unique’ opportunity. [Read More…]

AMERICA'S TROPHY-HUNTING HABIT IS A HARD HABIT TO BREAK ~/?x=entry:entry171215-101843 2017-12-15T10:18:43+00:00 2017-12-15T10:18:43+00:00

AMERICA’S TROPHY-HUNTING HABIT IS A HARD HABIT TO BREAK 

Register Your Distaste on the GMFER Petition to Ryan Zinke

“Trophy hunting can only be an effective tool for conservation when the decisions are transparent, and the necessary resources are available to ensure hunting is properly managed” 
African Wildlife Foundation

Secretary for the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the establishment of the International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC). Close examination of the council does not inspire us at all the council will be focused on the promotion of the hunting industry and not conservation
Zinke has placed sole emphasis on hunting wildlife.

PLEASE SIGN THE GMFER PETITION:
https://chn.ge/2AQd8ie

Those who kill for recreation rather than necessity imported 1.26 million trophies into the USA from 2005-2014. [Read More…]

AMERICAN ELEPHANT TROPHY HUNTERS GREEDILY RETURN TO ZIMBABWE AND ZAMBIA FOR TROPHIES ~/?x=entry:entry171215-101610 2017-12-15T10:16:10+00:00 2017-12-15T10:16:10+00:00

AMERICAN ELEPHANT TROPHY HUNTERS GREEDILY RETURN TO ZIMBABWE AND ZAMBIA FOR TROPHIES

Safari Club International announced this week that the US Fish and Wildlife Service has reversed the 2014 ban on allowing imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia into the USA.

Zimbabwe is one of the most corrupt countries in the world under the tea tea teetering leadership of Robert Mugabe. It seems incredulous that the USA, under Trump’s guidance, believes that elephant conservation and trophy hunting are being properly managed. [Read More…]