U.N. Environment Assembly calls for yet another report on “the interlinkages between animal welfare, the environment and sustainable development” after ignoring a mountain of others produced at least since 1950 LYON, France––This is not just a fish story, nor just a fish-and-elephant story, nor even just another story about the failures and shortcomings of […]
Why Namibia is losing wildlife despite claimed success of conservancies
Investigation: The Efficacy of Namibia’s Wildlife Conservation Model As It Relates to African Elephants https://africanelephantjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Investigation-in-Namibias-conservation-model-Full-Report-LR.pdf “Namibia was the first African country to incorporate protection of the natural environment into its constitution,” open African Elephant Journal editor Adam Cruise and anthropologist Izzy Sasada in their newly published 53-page Investigation: The Efficacy of Namibia’s Wildlife Conservation Model […]
Namibia reports oral rabies vaccination breakthrough for street dogs
Oral vaccine achieves up to 78% immunization of dogs who cannot otherwise be vaccinated WINDHOEK, Namibia––The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Land Reform on November 11, 2021 told the Chinese national news agency Xinhua that it had successfully completed a first field trial of an oral rabies vaccine for dogs. The Namibian field […]
Did Namibia sell 170 elephants to China to make way for oil drilling?
Murky Namibian elephant deal might involve as much as $22 million paid to someone, even if oil rights are not involved WINDHOEK, Namibia––Two weeks after the Namibian government sold 170 elephants to five undisclosed buyers, to be transported to parts unknown, Namibian minister of environment and tourism Pohamba Shifeta has yet to reveal the details […]
Did Chinese zoos buy 170 Namibian elephants sold at secret auction?
Namibian officials say disclosing purchasers might jeopardize the deal WINDHOEK, Namibia––Who bought 170 elephants, auctioned off by the Namibian government against international law, despite months of protest? Suspicion is growing that Namibia will not disclose the elephants’ buyers until the elephants have already been flown to their destinations, probably Chinese zoos, the buyers of […]
The incredible, recent, global rise in the stranding of marine mammals
by Bill McGraw, Ph.D. Boquete, Panama During late September, 2020, Australia experienced the largest mass stranding of whales in the history of that country. Two weeks later, during early October 2020, the stranding of 7,000 cape fur seals on the coast of Namibia was identified as a major marine mammal stranding event. Disturbingly, this was […]
COVID-19 brings no net gains for marine life––except in Iceland
“There is no market,” but fish, shellfish, seals, & whales are all still hunted WESTERLY, Rhode Island; HONOLULU, Hawaii; REYKJAVIK, Iceland––Restaurant closures ordered because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have economically crippled the U.S. commercial fishing industry from Long Island Sound to Hawaii, and have hit the fishing industry worldwide, but––except in Iceland, where a case […]
Could Zambia contracept wild hippos instead of culling?
Or is hippo overpopulation even really the issue? LUSAKA, Zambia––Why has Zambian tourism minister Charles Banda revived a five-year-old plan to cull up to 250 hippopotamuses per year from South Luangwa National Park, only two years after scrapping it? “The South Luangwa National Park has a population of more than 13,000 hippos but the area […]
TNR protects African wildcats from “genetic pollution” & ferals from cruelty
Alley Cat Rescue begins project at Kruger National Park KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa––Alley Cat Rescue, of Mount Ranier, Maryland, is now “working to implement trap-neuter-return programs for stray/feral cats around Kruger National Park,” according to founder Louise Holton, to keep African wildcats from hybridizing with their domestic descendants. Having “advocated for the humane […]
Meet Blake Fischer, baboon family killer & apostle of bowhunting
Frequent model for his father’s bowhunting magazine BOISE, Idaho––The Blake Owen Fischer baboon family killing-and-display saga did not end on October 15, 2018, when Idaho Governor Butch Otter announced that Fischer, 40, had resigned from the Idaho Fish & Game Commission. Indeed, the most influential part of the story has yet to transpire. What […]