Campaigns to ban the importation of captive-bred lion trophies have gathered steam in Australia, France, The Netherlands and the US in recent years
The most important conservation meeting in a generation will see debates on the future of more than 500 species.
President Jacob Zuma’s "undiplomatic" reaction to the death of Cecil the Lion at US hunter Walter Palmer’s hand fails to amuse in Zimbabwe.
Public opinion is against lion hunting, says the president of SA’s Hunters’ Association, and changes must be made for a more acceptable policy.
South Africa’s lion hunting industry has little to do with conservation and everything to do with profit but it seems only foreign governments care.
In his latest lion deal, agriculture minister Christian de Graaff exported a huge shipment of lions to a canned hunting outfit in South Africa.
A petition has been set up to bar US TV presenter Melissa Bachman from returning to South Africa after participating in a legal hunt.
Despite efforts to ban the burgeoning business, canned lion hunting is bringing in big money from trophy – and bone – hunters.
In her budget vote, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has said that the industry shows the value of SA’s biodiversity and would be supported.
Nine months ago the Airports Company of SA embarrassed itself. Now, thanks to accidental timing, the embarrassment turns towards a mid-Guptagate Zuma.
A new video of a canned lion hunt has been making waves on the internet, bringing renewed attention to trophy hunting in South Africa.
Avaaz.org on Sunday announced that they were taking Airports Company SA (Acsa) to court for removing posters about lion hunting from OR Tambo Airport.
Activists and lion breeders are again at odds over "canned" hunting – legal in SA – which some argue is no more unethical than farming chickens.
American hunters are emerging as a threat to the survival of African lions, with demand for trophy rugs driving the animals towards extinction.
Each year, lions are raised in captivity in South Africa and then set loose in enclosed areas where hunters, many from the US, gun them down.