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Octopus Trapping in the False Bay, how to move forward

It is of serious concern to us that 13 whales have been entangled in octopus-trap fisheries along the South African coast over several years, with 9 whales having succumbed to their injuries.

Although very dangerous, octopus traps are not the only line catch devices causing entanglements; other fatalities have been recorded and have been linked to crayfish line traps. It is our understanding that both octopus and crayfish catch devices, as well as other line nonmovable systems, are a huge threat to marine life and simply should not be permitted in or near protected areas and along all known whale reproductive routes.

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Response from Wildlife Animal Protection Forum South Africa

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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Response from The Coalition “To Stop the Captive Breeding and Keeping of Lions and other Big Cats for Commercial Purposes” to SATSA Animal Interaction Workshops.


There are many concerns around the captive breeding of indigenous and exotic wild animals and their use in the tourism industry, such as cruelty, unnatural behaviour, unsuitable conditions, disease, distress, safety of persons involved and the fact there is absolutely no conservation value to this industry and thus these animals are being used purely for entertainment and commercial gain.

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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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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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