Lobbying for Wild Animals

Objections and Comments on the Published Norms and Standards for the Management of Damage Causing Animals

As part of the public participation process for The Norms and Standards for the Management of Damage Causing Animals in South Africa, please find the following general comments and specific suggestions.

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: How South Africa’s policies are killing Africa’s wild animals

This Report tries to unpack South Africa’s role in a world where Africa’s animals are literally “Under Siege”.

We highlight an obvious pattern: legal trade in both ivory and rhino horn is part of the problem and should be prohibited, because it has been used to launder illegal ivory and rhino horn which in turn has stimulated demand. Criminals, benefitting from corrupt and inefficient administration in many parts of the world, including in South Africa and other Southern African countries, have taken full advantage. As a result of these factors many wild animals are under siege and facing extirpation.

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