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For the Global White Lion Protection Trust, South African Parliament’s announcement yesterday that it would be clamping down on the Canned Hunting and lion bone trade represents a significant triumph after two decades of intensive campaigning against the captive killing lion industry. This decision took place after a coordinated effort of opposition was created by...

Like fingerprints, every lion has unique spot patterns. No two are identical.  This killing industry is not only scientifically unsound, environmentally unsustainable and fundamentally unethical, it is also culturally offensive across any and all cultures who hold Nature with love and respect. Mrs Nosipho Ngcaba - 20 July 2018 Director-General Department of Environmental Affairs Our original Letter of Objection (11...

King of Animals The White Lion as Nature intended 20/07/2018 BREAKING NEWS from The Times:  Canned lion hunting 'abhorrent to African culture' Download pdf of Linda's Letter to the South African President on behalf of our lions Dear President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, 100 Days into your presidency may have passed, and yet the salutes of praise in Africa’s great tradition that...

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-06-11-outrage-after-kruger-lion-baited-and-shot-by-trophy-hunter-in-neighbouring-reserve/ Last week, a male lion from the Kruger National Park was baited and trophy hunted in Umbabat Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) and forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Regrettably, this high-handed ecologically irresponsible attitude to trophy hunting for commercial purposes goes back decades in the...

Expert Opinion by Jason A. Turner as he corrects popular misperceptions and misinformation in National Geographic’s article: “Rare White Lion Cub Seen in South Africa”  After a new-born white lion cub, together with its tawny siblings, was photographed in a den site in Timbavati, caused international speculation on it's prospects for survival, scientific authority Jason A. Turner was compelled...

Martin started his career in wildlife conservation at an early age and has spent most of his adult life being involved with African wildlife and conservation issues, both in the private and government sectors. His portfolio included a wide range of aspects related to conservation and wildlife management for the past 20 plus years. This included...

OBJECTION TO DEA PROPOSAL: QUOTA OF 800 LION SKELETONS PER ANNUMATTENTION: Mr Mpho TjianeDeputy Director: CITES Policy Development and ImplementationBiodiversity and ConservationMr Tjiane,As a scientific authority on Panthera leo with more than two decades of engagement in formalizing policy, the Global White Lion Protection Trust (GWLPT) strongly condemns and opposes the legalising of trade in...

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