Africa Hunting News

Outdoor Channel TV Show Uncovers a Human Eaten by a Crocodile

Photo: Tambako the Jaguar (flickr)Although humans hold a firm position at the top of the food chain, there are unfortunate circumstances when someone falls prey to a dangerous animal. Dallas Safari Club’s Ivan Carter’s crocodile hunt in Africa serves as a reminder that you must always be careful around dangerous animals and on territory those animals are known to inhabit.

SCI Condemns Poachers Posing as Hunters to Kill White Rhinos
Safari Club International (SCI) condemns the recent poaching of white rhinoceros in South Africa committed by criminals posing as legitimate hunters. This elaborate impersonation scheme has allowed several poachers to obtain rhino hunting permits, then put the rhino horn into the illegal commercial trade.
Safari Club Represents Hunters at Critical Trade Meeting
Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) will represent hunters at this week's twenty-fourth meeting of the Animals Committee for the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) to ensure that decisions on trade for species of interest to traveling hunters, notably the African Lion, Elephant and Leopard, are based on science and the principles of sustainable use and not on the agenda of anti-hunting organizations.
Rhino Wars in Southern Africa
"Bloody assault against SA rhinos" was the title of an article published by The Pretoria News on January 10, 2009; and the author stated that "at least 76 white and black rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa's reserves, national parks and on private land last year, illustrating the sudden bloody assault on the country's rhino populations for their valuable horns - but the figure may be much higher."
African Hunting Firms Defended in Tanzania
Arusha regional commissioner Isidore Shirima has defended hunting firms, saying they have contributed enormously to the development of villages surrounding their hunting blocks.
Chief Inspector Found with Illegal Game Meat
An investigation into a senior Police officer who was driving a bus in which hippo meat and an elephant foot was found at Mururani veterinary checkpoint last month has not yet been completed, a Police spokesperson said.
South African Rhino Horn Trade Halted
Some hunters have been abusing permits to shoot rhinos and export illegally obtained rhino horns - probably poached and directly linked to organized crime - as "hunting trophies."
Tanzania: Mystery Surrounds Lion Hunting Permits
Mystery surrounds lion hunting permits the Arusha-based Marera Safaris Lodge and Tours (T) Ltd allegedly used last year in Iringa District's Idodi and Pawaga Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is managed by a body known as Mbomipa.
King of the Jungle is Dying?
Over the past two decades, the worldwide population of lions has fallen from over 200,000 to approximately 35,000 presently.
Leopard in Northern Cape Conservation Area Saved
A big male leopard, described as "the most beautiful cat in the Cape", has used several of its nine lives after being caught in a gin trap and then becoming trapped on a narrow ledge high on a cliff face with the device firmly clamped to its paw.