Regulations governing the extensive trade in wild-caught baby elephants require only that they are housed in suitably equipped facilities, inappropriate and acceptable destinations, however, in reality conditions in these facilities fail to care for the welfare of baby elephants.
European and American conservation leaders today called on governments worldwide to support requests from African nations to end all trade in elephant ivory to safeguard the future of elephants.
South Africa recorded a trade balance surplus of R8.99-billion in July, which is an improvement on the same period last year.
Asian demand for tiger wine and other products is creating a crisis for big cats across the world, according to a study just released by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).
With the Sumatran rhino officially extinct in the wild, are South Africa’s rhino doomed to the same fate?
South Africa recorded a trade balance surplus of R5.22-billion for February 2017.
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) said it was deeply concerned by President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet Reshuffle.
Hardware, paint and glass contributed 5.4 percent to that growth, while pharmaceuticals chipped in at 4.9 and general dealers 4.7 percent respectively.
Southern Africa is losing protected wild plants and animals at an alarming rate. Between 2005 and 2014, around 18,000 individual species worth US$340-million were legally sold.
The level of trade in wild-sourced grey parrots is particularly worrying, according to the director of the Africa conservation programme at World Parrot Trust, Rowan Martin.