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War and Covid slow trade in Saluki dogs

Salukis, cousins of the greyhound, have been used for hunting for thousands of years in the Middle East and are some of the fastest canines.

Reserves say it’s fair game to cover costs

Trophy hunters legally shot wild animals that move from Kruger on to some private reserves, but the Game Theft Act has muddied the waters.

Hunters feed corrupt Zim officials

Rural communities say they receive nothing from the huge fees hunters pay to kill big game.

High demand for tiger parts fuelling poaching

There is a culture among wealthy people to own tiger parts in order to mount heads and decorate living rooms with rugs made from their pelts.

Rhino hunting permit auctioned – despite death threats

A permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia has been auctioned off in Dallas, US for $350 000 in a bid to raise money for conservation.

Polela fined R30k, ordered to hand in rifle

Former Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela has been fined and stripped of his hunting rifle after pleading guilty to six counts of illegal hunting.

US hunter criticised over picture with dead lion in SA

A petition has been set up to bar US TV presenter Melissa Bachman from returning to South Africa after participating in a legal hunt.

R7.5m to kill a rhino

The Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off a chance to shoot a black rhino in Namibia. The expected proceeds of R7.5-million go to rhino conservation.

Zimbabwe ministers battle over conservancy hunting permits

Two ministers have clashed over a recent decision to ban white operators in Zimbabwe's Save Valley Conservancy from attaining hunting licences.

SA puts halt on total ban on rhino trophy exports

South Africa has announced its opposition to a total ban on rhino trophy exports, saying it has beefed up hunt rules.

Zambia bans hunting of endangered wildcats

Zambia has banned the hunting wild cats because it sees more value in game viewing tourism than blood sport, said the country's tourism minister.

Molewa: Hunting brings much to South Africa’s economy

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the hunting industry has contributed millions to South Africa's economy in past years.

Trump sons’ Zimbabwe hunt ‘all above board’

Zimbabwe says Donald Trump's sons were licensed to hunt game on a trip two years ago, after photos of their trophies sparked online outrage.

Helen Zille attacked over predator ‘cull’

The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape has been accused of using hunting permits to win votes, and this has affected the predator numbers.

Proceeds of rhino hunt tender ‘will go to the community’

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has said its rhino hunt tender, won by a KwaZulu-Natal businessman, will benefit the impoverished community of KwaMduku.

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