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Conservation Force- Benefits To Elephant Conservation From Safari Hunting

"The primary threats to the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) are habitat loss and fragmentation, commercial ivory poaching, and retaliatory killing. Safari hunting has been generating benefits and revenues that are especially effective and unique in reducing those threats and conserving elephant. But for that legal, regulated hunting, the present status and prospects for elephant would [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Big Game, Conservation in Action, Elephant|0 Comments

Hong Kong Passes Bill To Ban Ivory Trade

Earlier this week, Hong Kong voted to end its ivory trade. The bill also included an increase for maximum penalties –10 years in jail. Supporters see the ban as closing a large loophole since most of the world banned ivory trade in 1990 with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Elephant, From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

The Reality Of The Elephant In Zimbabwe

By Andrew Dawson, Zimbabwe Professional Hunter The elephant of Zimbabwe are at a crossroads as a species. His long-term survival is being decided by a seemingly endless, but generally miss-guided cast of politicians, government officials, animal rights groups. The majority are well meaning, but hopelessly miss-informed and often purposely miss-led masses that drive policy via [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Big Game, Conservation in Action, Elephant, Hunting, We Hunt For Life|0 Comments

WSJ Op-Ed: Hunting Can Be Good for Lions and Elephants

By Terry L. Anderson and Hannah Downey This article was featured in The Wall Street Journal this morning, November 29, 2017. The debate about hunting lions and elephants has just come roaring back. Earlier this month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted a ban on importing lion and elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. [...]

Update From DSC’s Executive Director

Dear Members of DSC, As I last reported, DSC President, Craig Nyhus, and I have been in Africa for the last two weeks attending meetings with professional hunting associations and partners. As such, I wanted to provide a quick update. We began our travels in South Africa, attending the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa [...]

TALKING POINTS IN SUPPORT OF ELEPHANT TROPHY IMPORTS FROM ZIMBABWE AND ZAMBIA

John Jackson of Conservation Force has developed a list of talking points related to the elephant import situation. This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the facts on this issue.   ELEPHANT TROPHY IMPORTS HAVE NEVER BEEN “BANNED,” AND THE POSITIVE ENHANCEMENT FINDINGS ARE BASED ON THE BEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION RECEIVED [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Conservation in Action, Elephant, Hunting|0 Comments

DSC: Positive Elephant Finding Best Decision For Conservation, Anti-Poaching

(Nov. 17, 2017--DALLAS) DSC applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement regarding a positive enhancement finding for elephants in the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The positive enhancement standard is strict, and requires that the Service find “that the [animal] is taken as part of a well-managed conservation program that contributes to the long-term [...]