I have been bombarded with e mails, calls and texts about cecil the lion , I have seen many of the newsreels and I have spoken to several people who are truly in the know …some of the reporting is atrocious – here are the facts as I see them . 1- The lion was […]
Update on the Anti Poaching in Coutada 11 – Mozambique The rains have finally arrived. The concession has been getting a lot of rain in the past week. All the pans are full and the rivers are bursting their banks. The Anti Poaching units have been working in an area called Nyaboswe for the past […]
Bicycle tracks were followed into Coutada 12. Bicycles are a favored method of collecting meat from the poachers. We were able to follow the tracks right into the poachers camp near to Sengwe pan. The poachers had dug a water hole to concentrate the game into their snare lines. A large amount of meat was recovered as well as snares and gun trips. Unfortunately the poachers must have herd the unit coming in as they had fled their camp.
We all know that, in so many areas, ivory poaching is worse now than since the dark days of the 1980s. It’s also true that, after decades of successful management in southern Africa, both black and white rhinos are facing a new crisis from commercial poaching. In spite of these headline-gatherers, I believe the two […]
When I started in the Delta in 1994, the area had game but it wasn’t plentiful. While the war had decimated the larger animals, the smaller animals were saved as the local population had moved into the towns for safety. Animals like Livingston’s Suni, Red Duiker & Reedbuck were pretty common. The larger animals, Nyala, […]
There are those that believe sport hunting has caused great declines in Africa’s wild game populations. But the success of Mark Haldane and his team in Mozambique shows that this simply isn’t true. (Brad Fitzpatrick)In 1994, professional hunter Mark Haldane arrived in coastal Mozambique and found the region decimated. Once robust game populations had been […]
“Mark Haldane’s anti-poaching efforts are not only commendable, they are absolutely necessary if we are to have any hope of our grandchildren seeing the Africa we all love.” – Jim Shockey