Lobbying for Wild Animals

Response from Wildlife Animal Protection Forum South Africa to Sub-Committee on Hunting Ban Social Dialogue Report and Recommendation

Wildlife Animal Protection Forum South Africa is a coalition of twenty-six South African wildlife NGOs. We implore the government of Botswana not to implement the recommendations handed to the President on 21st February 2019.

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Parliamentary Inquiry into Benefit-Sharing Agreement in the Western Boundary of the Kruger National Park between SANParks, APNR and Communities

5 – 6 February 2019

Parliament slams Kruger Park for defying directive not to sign agreement with neighbours
Kruger National Park has been condemned by Parliament for signing an agreement which it had been expressly forbidden to sign by the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs.
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Trophy hunting and benefit sharing in GLTCA: Regulatory inadequacies and proposals for law reform
Presentation to Parliamentary Inquiry Cullinan & Associates Feb 2019
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Parliamentary Inquiry into Benefit-sharing Agreement
5 – 6 February 2019

Community benefits from trophy hunting – EMS Foundation
Community benefits from trophy hunting: Realities vs Pretence – EMS Foundation
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The Ethics of Hunting in Private Nature Reserves Adjacent to the Kruger National Park
Presentation to Parliamentary Inquiry – 6th February 2019, Dr Smaragda Louw, Ban Animal Trading
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Comments on Draft Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa.

Elephants are highly intelligent, sensitive and social creatures that have their own intrinsic worth, a worth that needs to be protected. They further have immeasurable value to our country, its people, our heritage and future generations. They have complex social systems and qualities beyond our understanding. There is various scientific research in this regard.

The two highest courts in our country have both recognised the importance of animals. Our Constitutional Court indicated that animals have intrinsic value as individuals.

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Hunting in the Associated Private Nature Reserves

Call for Moratorium on hunting in the APNR

The purpose of this letter is request an urgent undertaking from SANParks that it will not sign a new agreement between themselves and the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) until the process that the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs directed SANParks to follow, has been completed, and that a moratorium on hunting in the area should be imposed in the interim.

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Appeal for Moratorium on lion hunting

Following upon Parliament’s announcement that there would be a Review Process of the agreements between SANParks and the APNR, we call for a Moratorium on all killing of lions in this region, to ensure that this Review Process is followed without undue influences.

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Free Lammie the Elephant from the Jo’burg Zoo: Elephant Behavioural Specialists Support our Call

Elephant Reintegration Trust, The EMS Foundation, and Humane Society International-Africa, submit an open letter to the City from the world’s most renowned elephant behavioural specialists and researchers in support of the Proposal to release the elephant named Lammie (#FreeLammie) at the Johannesburg Zoo to a rewilding facility.

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