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The EMS Foundation and UK DEFRA CONSULTATION – TROPHY HUNTING POLICY BRIEFING

BY ROSS HARVEY

“A classic example of entrenched white privilege is the Associated Private Nature Reserves in South Africa, bordering the world-renown Kruger National Park.

The six private reserves each comprise a number of different private owners and farms. By 1996, these reserves had almost no elephants left as they had been hunted to near extinction. The fences were dropped in 1993, before the end of apartheid, on the premise of creating ‘ecological unity’ between the APNR and the KNP.

Far from creating ecological unity, however, these wild animals are treated as ‘res nullius’, nobody’s property, in the APNR and are hunted. In 2019 the APNR approved the commercial hunting of 47 elephant bulls.

These animals are part of the country’s national heritage but are permitted to be shot by foreign trophy hunters for the benefit of a small number of wealthy white landowners. Tellingly, governance breaches in the APNR abound. How much money actually accrues to the local communities remains unknown due to a lack of transparency in the industry.”

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Presentation: Chief Stephen Fritz

Chief Of The South Peninsula Khoisan Nation Council

Chief Stephen Fritz is Member of the South Peninsula Customary Khoisan Council

He speaks about the crucial role of elephants in the Khoi culture and for the survival of the Khoisan Nation

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Presentation: Dr Gay Bradshaw

Kerulos Centre for Nonviolence

Dr Gay Bradshaw holds doctorate degrees in both ecology and psychology

She holds a Master’s in geophysics

Her research expertise focuses on the sources and healing of human-caused violence to Animals.

She was first to diagnose Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in free living Elephants and Chimpanzees.  

She speaks about how epigenetics and neuroscience dictate the transformation of conservation into self-determination of elephants

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Presentation: Jim Karani

WildlifeDirect

Jim Karani is Africa’s first Animal lawyer and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

He speaks about policy contexts including trade in Elephants and the CITES “acceptable destinations”

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Presentation: Dr Joyce Poole

Founder & Co-Director Elephant Voices

Dr Joyce Poole is the Co-director of ElephantVoices

Joyce is an elephant ethologist/ecologist, and conservation biologist and is a world authority on elephant reproductive, communicative and cognitive behaviour

She speaks about who elephants are and why they are not suited to captivity

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