By Jim Beers I have just listened to a 1-minute news summary of a recent panel discussion in Germany by Dr. David Scallan the Secretary General of Face, i.e. the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation. The Panel included Torbjorn Larsson, The President of FACE, and Dr. Scallan, and the subject was “the latest Proposal”… Continue reading Smoke, Mirrors & Flim-Flam re: Wolves in Europe
2nd February 2024, Jim Lovgren — In a scientific report released in December 2023 by Associate Professor Grace Saba, and Professor Josh Kohut using underwater robots, called “Gliders” to track ocean water quality, specifically, oxygen concentrations and PH levels, the researchers discovered that large areas of the New York Bight suffered a hypoxic event last summer.… Continue reading New Rutgers Study Confirms Hypoxic Event Last Summer off the New Jersey Coast
Late last year the two very old elephant bulls were hunted separately in hunting blocks, 24 and 36 kilometres from Tanzania’s border with the neighbouring Amboseli National Park in Kenya. This raises many questions, such as: “If they [elephants and other wildlife] are in Tanzania they belong to Tanzania, there’s no mechanism anywhere as far… Continue reading Is Kenya a Threat to Tanzania’s International Hunting Industry?
The five-year ban on the import of African elephant hunting trophies into the U.S. has not saved a single elephant. Instead, it created dangerous feelings among affected African hunting communities…
An Explanatory Report for Ellie Goodchild Dear Ms. Goodchild, I must thank you for your openness and honest desire to properly resolve this important issue. In order to give you some professional insight into this matter, from the point of view of managing wildlife in Africa, I would like to explain a few facts to… Continue reading DEFRA, the British Parliament & the Banning of Hunting Trophies to the UK Campaign
Many people would ask me why I hunt, or how I came to be a hunter. And usually I would tell of how I was brought up in Namibia, where hunting is second nature and part of our existence and our way of life. But to be honest, the answer is actually very simple. My… Continue reading Namibia Professional Hunting Association’s annual address by Danene van der Westhuyzen
Fathoms: the unit by which depth is measured. 1 fathom = 1,82m = 6 feet. The title of the first book by Australian writer Rebecca Giggs immediately implies a depth of content, a deep-dive into the world in the whale – a book to better understand the order of cetaceans maybe? One might expect a treatise on… Continue reading Dr. Nikolas Sellheim’s Book Review: Rebecca Giggs’ “Fathoms. The World in the Whale.”
By Dr. Nikolas Sellheim Introduction In a forthcoming peer-reviewed study in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL) entitled “Indigenous youth and international conservation law: Five case studies”, myself and Otava Ojanperä (University of Helsinki) examine five agreements and in how far they consider indigenous youth as legitimate stakeholders. The study was carried out… Continue reading Our new study shows lack of recognition of indigenous youth in international conservation law
Guest contribution by Dr. Nikolas Sellheim. Introduction On 23 July 2021 the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution A/75/L.116 ‘Tackling illicit wildlife trade‘. The resolution is the fifth resolution of the UNGA after resolutions in 2015, 2016, 2017and 2019 on this very issue. While the underlying narrative is essentially the same – i.e. the protection of biodiversity through the… Continue reading Does the UN step up its game (again) to tackle illicit wildlife trade?
IWMC is pleased to have permission to publish Dr. Nikolas Sellheim‘s overview and comment on the Declaration on Forests and Land Use issued on 2 November 2021 at COP26 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow, UK. This article first appeared on his online publication People, Livelihoods & Conservation. Introduction On… Continue reading Contextualising the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use