Botswana Hunting Ban

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Botswana Hunting Ban

#1 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:27 am

Just read this article on the beeb online http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41163520 .

Throws a very positive light on the hunting ban here, and is well written in my opinion. :)
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#2 Post by Alisoncc » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:09 am

Thanks for posting that Mrs Ex-A. It's been a while, but I always found Botsies so different to the rest of the locals in Southern Africa. Botsies always seemed a nicer and less aggressive peoples. Used to visit Gaberones quite regularly still have very pleasant memories.

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#3 Post by unifoxos » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:50 am

I really hope this works out for them, maybe then the other countries will follow suit.
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#4 Post by Capetonian » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:27 pm

The more countries that speak out and act against the wanton destruction of wildlife, the better.
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#5 Post by Cacophonix » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:14 am

Capetonian wrote:The more countries that speak out and act against the wanton destruction of wildlife, the better.


Amen to that.

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#6 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:23 am

Our President has spoken out about Trumps reversal of the Trophy Import ban. He has also urged the UK and EU to ban all trade in ivory including antiques.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43435013

Looks like Botswana is leading in the attempt to put an end to poaching in Southern Africa.
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#7 Post by Woody » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 am

Just watched an interesting investigation on the Victoria Derbyshire programme about wildlife poaching in Africa and how rangers are fighting against the heavily armed poachers X( , I’ll try to find a link.
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#8 Post by Boac » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:37 am

I guess it is too much to expect, but does anyone know if there is any logic in the Trumpet has changing the ban? Does he depend on the Rhino horn.........?

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#9 Post by Undried Plum » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:56 am

It sounds like your President Khama fully understands the People;Profit;Planet principle, otherwise known as the Triple Bottom Line. Admirable. The very antithesis of that arsehole Trump.

I first became aware of TBL/PPP as a result of a wonderful lecture by one of my heros, Willie Smits.

For years I had campaigned to have Wangari Maathai nominated for the Nobel Peace Price. I lobbied every Norwegian MP and every candidate for the Norwegian Parliament too. Eventually, after four years of sometimes frustrating effort, I (and others who were doing the same thing) succeeded.

I started to do the same thing for Willie Smits early in 2009. When Obama was nominated I initially thought it was a joke, a spoof. When he won the Prize I gave up entirely. It's the Prize itself that has become a joke and awarding it to Smits would be an insult to him and to all who understand the PPP Principle.

Here's Willie Smits talking about the Principle and how he has put it to good use in Indonesia. A different flora and fauna, but the PPP Principle is applicable to Botswana and a hundred other countries.
I commend this video to the House:

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