The Dangers of Extrapolation – Hunting Revenues and Local Communities – CIC. 10-2019

Extract:  The term ‘fake news’ has become popularized over the last few years. The term refers to information, usually presented as ‘news’ that has no basis in fact but is presented as being factually accurate in a deliberate attempt to spread misinformation for propaganda purposes. Hunting is often on the receiving end of this approach to ‘news’. It is increasingly evident that this...
UK wildlife report

Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted since 1970 – The Guardian. Author: Damian Carrington. 10.2019

Extract: Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted by an average of 60% since 1970. A quarter of mammals and nearly half of birds assessed are at risk of extinction, says State of Nature report The State of Nature report also found that the area inhabited by officially designated “priority species” has shrunk by 27%. The species are those deemed most important and...
african conservationists

Transforming African conservation from old social cause into next-gen growth market

On the surface it would seem that time is running short for African wildlife, but one Ghanaian entrepreneur sees conservation as one of the great opportunities for Africa, reports Rhett Butler/ Mongabay  September 3, 2019. Extract: Africa’s conservation challenges are daunting: Fred Swaniker, the founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group, has won accolades for his efforts to transform...
wildlife trade

Global wildlife trade higher than thought

Extract: In an article on October 7, 2019, BBC science and environment writer Helen Briggs reported the findings of scientists from universities in the US and UK, who jointly analysed data collated on a range of species, which reveal that the wildlife trade is about 50% higher than previous estimates. "The sheer diversity of species being traded is astounding - the risk that that will grow is...
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