Although some progress has been made, finding solutions for the future of more than 7 400 captive lions and thousands of workers at the 519 facilities is complex and will take years to resolve
UK politicians reject a management approach involving sustainably harvesting excessive populations so that carrying capacities of ecosystems are not exceeded
Some argue trophy hunting helps conservation and communities, others believe it is a ‘hobby for the rich that benefits the rich’ and is detrimental to both
Far from the blessed slaughter of an animal or hunting wild boar for sport, opinions on trophy hunting range from adventure and narcissism to genetics
Farmers and auction houses say the theft of cash from the president’s farm has unfairly stained the business of big game
The species face mounting pressure from roads and infrastructure development in Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone
Private rhino owners say the environment minister’s proposed policy is in conflict with existing legislation and their legal rights
Last month, the department of agriculture issued a notice saying that the slaughter and dressing of game meat at any place other than an abattoir was prohibited, and that those not complying could be fined or imprisoned
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.
Trophy hunters legally shot wild animals that move from Kruger on to some private reserves, but the Game Theft Act has muddied the waters.
Rural communities say they receive nothing from the huge fees hunters pay to kill big game.
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.
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.
Former Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela has been fined and stripped of his hunting rifle after pleading guilty to six counts of illegal hunting.
A petition has been set up to bar US TV presenter Melissa Bachman from returning to South Africa after participating in a legal hunt.
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.
Two ministers have clashed over a recent decision to ban white operators in Zimbabwe’s Save Valley Conservancy from attaining hunting licences.
South Africa has announced its opposition to a total ban on rhino trophy exports, saying it has beefed up hunt rules.
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.
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the hunting industry has contributed millions to South Africa’s economy in past years.
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.
The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape has been accused of using hunting permits to win votes, and this has affected the predator numbers.
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has said its rhino hunt tender, won by a KwaZulu-Natal businessman, will benefit the impoverished community of KwaMduku.
Two senior Free State wildlife officials have come under scrutiny for their close relationship with the hunting industry.
Advocates of the controversial blood sport say it pays for conservation and creates an incentive to protect natural habitats.
An Austrian hunter tried to shoot down a parked car, mistaking it for a wild boar near Schmiedrait, in eastern Austria, news agency APA reported.
Wildlife traffickers are laundering hunting permits to smuggle rhinoceros horns to the Far East for use in medicinal potions.