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Game sale trends in SA Trends in the private game industry in South Africa represent ever-increasing prices for scarce game and colour variations at auctions nationwide. Prices for buffalo, sable and roan are booming. While this sounds like a good thing, not everyone is equally impressed with the state of affairs.
Calls for SA to trade in rhino horn Michael Eustace, conservationist and investment analyst holds the view that the trade in rhino horn is the only solution to poaching. According to Eastace: The trade ban is not working and has never worked. It has favoured criminals exclusively and has been at huge cost to the rhino and rhino owners." He says because SA owns 70% of the world’s rhino, it needs to take the lead in developing and promoting a more intelligent plan for the rhino. No-one else is going to do it and the present situation is absurd
Do one thing (for rhinos) says Malherbe Braam Malherbe, director of the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa, said he was vehemently opposed to legalising the trade in rhino horn for many years, but he now sees no reason not to at least test the market with natural mortality horn and possibly with registered dehorned stockpiles.He believes in the DOT principle. Do one thing...
New moths species discovered in wetland Two new moth species from the same family were discovered in the iSimangaliso Wetland, which is SA's first World Heritage site. Read more about this discovery.