Propaganda drums beat louder as CITES’ summit nears

Shaping narratives: Anti-hunting lobbyists often target their campaigns around dissuading tourists from travelling to countries whose conservation policies they oppose
Shaping narratives: Anti-hunting lobbyists often target their campaigns around dissuading tourists from travelling to countries whose conservation policies they oppose

Information wars between pro and anti-hunting lobbyists, scientists and governments are peaking ahead of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’ key meeting in November. Southern Africa and Botswana in particular, as host to the world’s largest elephant numbers, is again at the centre of the firestorm, reports Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI

What do Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift have to do with the debate around conservation and trophy hunting in Southern Africa?

From the early 1970s to the 1990s, Mark and Delia Owens, an American couple, travelled to and lived alone in the wildernesses of Botswana and Zambia, studying and interacting with lions and other carnivores.

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Let the law take its course

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