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Compatibility of Trophy Hunting as a Form of Sustainable Use with IUCN’s Objectives

This report was posted on the IUCN website on Friday 27th September 2019 but was subsequently removed with no explanation.

The report aims for assisting IUCN to clarify the ethical acceptability of trophy hunting according to current IUCN statutes and policies and consistent with generally accepted methodologies of social and environmental ethics. There has been considerable debate around the morality of trophy hunting in the general public including the international conservation movement, and within the IUCN.

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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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Kruger Lions: Hunting for Skye and the truth

Let’s get this straight. The gratuitous killing of wild animals for pleasure and profit under the guise of conservation is not only highly contested and refutable, but is at the heart of the public outrage over the trophy killing of a male lion on the borders of the Kruger National Park last week.

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Sign-on letter to CNN – U.S. regarding the documentary Trophy: January 2018

We understand CNN – U.S. will be airing a pre-recorded interview with the CEO of Born Free USA, Prashant Khetan, on January 11 and a live conversation between Mr. Khetan and Philip Glass, a hunter featured in Trophy, on January 12. We are respectfully asking you to please reconsider airing this “shockumentary” on your esteemed network without offering your millions of viewers an opportunity to see and hear the  counterviews to trophy hunting presented with the same degree of prominence and exposure. To this end, we request a meeting with you prior to the airing of Trophy to plead our case as to why airing the film in its current form could do irreparable damage to the cause of responsible wildlife conservation.

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