Yes, a show of force can be a big deterrent in some areas; however, successful anti-poaching programs consist of far more than just a lot of people in uniform.
"...the region was considered ground zero for rhino poaching. It was said that the life expectancy of a rhino was literally measured in hours."
In the year ahead, South Africa will continue to draw on the achievements made in 2017, learn from any mistakes, and adopt international best practices.
"One of the key benefits of sustainable-use hunting is the direct support of communities and livelihoods of local people"
"The AWCF is once again serving as an important forum to resolve African game management problems.
Tanzania recognizes that hunting contributes significantly to conservation, tourism, job creation, and sustainable development, especially in rural areas.
Today, giraffes, lions and leopards join the ranks of official migratory species, along with geese, ducks and whales.
The upcoming AWCF will be the first opportunity to discuss the results of the Economic Contributions of Hunting-Related Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa
SCI Foundation has a long history of working in southern and eastern Africa on anti-poaching, investing more than $300,000 since 2010. Our work has supported government agencies, community conservancies, and academic institutions in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Over the last decade we’ve witnessed a discouraging surge in poaching, but we’ve also seen a recent wave of investment in rhino conservation efforts. Despite the increase in funding for anti-poaching, a new study by the Zoological Society of London and South Africa’s Ezemvolo KZN Wildlife suggests that foot patrols, the boots on the ground …