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Kenya’s Wildlife Conservancies

Kenya’s Wildlife Conservancies

By Dr Adam Cruise Over the past 30 years, wildlife conservancies in Kenya have proliferated. There are currently 167 conservancies covering 11 percent of Kenya’s landmass. This is more than the area of national parks, which covers around eight percent of the total area. Kenya’s conservancies are spread across various regions encompassing diverse ecosystems from savanna rangelands to forests and marine environments. Two-thirds of Kenya’s wildlife populations exist outside formal state-managed areas on land co-habited by humans, thus making the conservation of wildlife dependable on finding...

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Smugglers’ Source: Japan’s Legal Ivory Market – An Analysis of Chinese Court Decisions of Ivory Illegally Exported from Japan

Smugglers’ Source: Japan’s Legal Ivory Market – An Analysis of Chinese Court Decisions of Ivory Illegally Exported from Japan

By Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund Executive SummaryAfricaʼ s elephants continue to be poached for their ivory tusks. To combat the poaching crisis, and to support the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)ʼ s 1990 ban on international commercial ivory trade, nations and jurisdictions around the world have taken steps to close their domestic markets for ivory. By closing the market for ivory, governments send a strong signal that the trade in ivory and killing of elephants is unacceptable, streamline enforcement efforts by eliminating legal...

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Living Planet Report 2022: Wildlife populations plummet by 69%

Living Planet Report 2022: Wildlife populations plummet by 69%

The Living Planet Report 2022 is a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and the health of the planet. This flagship WWF publication reveals an average decline of 69% in species populations since 1970. While conservation efforts are helping, urgent action is required if we are to reverse nature loss. For full report: https://livingplanet.panda.org/

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Investigation into the trophy hunting of elephants in Botswana’s Community-Based Natural Resource Management areas

Investigation into the trophy hunting of elephants in Botswana’s Community-Based Natural Resource Management areas

By Dr Adam Cruise Click here to read the report. It has been stated ad nauseum that trophy hunting brings in necessary revenue for remote rural communities, and that the practice also provides assistance in increasing wildlife populations and mitigates human wildlife conflict, especially with elephants. However, as this investigation and countless previous analyses and studies have shown, trophy hunting not only fails to provide any meaningful revenue for most individuals residing in and alongside Community Based Natural Resource Management areas but contributes to a potential...

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