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Lionizing Cecil Makes Us Feel Good, But a Trophy Hunting Ban Will Accelerate Slaughter

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Trophy Hunting Ban

3 August 2015 – If you fly over parts of Tsavo today—and I challenge anyone to do so, if you have the eyes for it – you can see lines of snares set out in funnel traps that extend four or five miles. Tens of thousands of animals are being killed annually for the meat business. Glen Martin Read more.

 

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Going Green: the Top 10 Countries that Get It Right

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Whether you choose to call it ecotourism, geotourism, or sustainable tourism, travelers have never been more interested in “going green.” But what is it that makes a travel destination sustainable? And which destinations are most worthy of consideration? To answer these questions, we assembled a panel of the world’s leading authorities on the subject. Bret Love. Read more.

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Let’s stipulate up front that there is no great sport in hunting a black rhinoceros, especially not in Namibia’s open countryside. The first morning we went out tracking in the northern desert there, we nosed around in vehicles for several hours until our guides spotted a rhino a half mile off. Then we hiked quietly up into a high valley. There, a rhino mom with two huge horns stood calmly in front of us next to her calf, as if triceratops had come back to life, at a distance of 200 yards. We shot them, relentlessly, with our cameras. By Richard Conniff. Read more.

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