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Despite Criticism, Dallas Safari Club Auctions Rhino Hunting Permit
2014-01-13 12:42:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite much criticism and controversy, a permit to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros was auctioned off by the Dallas Safari Club on Saturday night, with the final bid coming in at $350,000. The auction, first announced in October, has drawn international fire from conservation groups, critics and others. “There’s no question in my mind that the negative publicity dissuaded some people from bidding,” Richard Cheatham, volunteer...

2013-11-15 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, Safari Club International Foundation held its 12th annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) in Livingstone, Zambia. Conservation leaders attending included wildlife management authorities from the nine African counties of Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as representatives from the safari industry, NGO and wildlife science sectors. (Logo:...

Black Rhino Extinct
2013-11-08 10:27:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The western black rhino is now officially extinct, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The world's largest conservation network had considered the rhino, last seen in 2006, "critically endangered" up until it made the official declaration earlier this week. "Given the wildlife poaching taking place, lack of political will and conservation effort by Cameroon conservation authorities in the past, and...

Hunting Black Rhinos To Save Them
2013-10-28 11:16:09

[ Watch the Video: Dallas Safari Club To Auction Black Rhino Hunt ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Black rhinos are widely considered an endangered species, and according to the World Wildlife Fund, there are only about 4,800 left alive in the African wild. Now, a safari hunting group out of Texas is auctioning off a permit to kill one in Namibia, with the proceeds from the auction ironically going toward saving the endangered animals. "First and foremost, this is...

2013-10-26 23:01:41

Smart Rifle Company Invests in Conservation, Education and Hunting Advocacy Efforts Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 TrackingPoint™ is investing in conservation, education, and hunter advocacy efforts worldwide through a sponsorship of Dallas Safari Club (DSC). CEO Jason Schauble states "TrackingPoint is a Texas company, and we believe in being involved in the organizations that support hunting and shooting as the Texas way of life. Our founder is a safari hunter and many of...

2011-10-17 16:54:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled that importing polar bear trophies to the U.S. is illegal given the species status as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is a major coup for the iconic species which faces mounting threats and staggering decreases in population. "The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears," said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office...

Alaska Wants To Delist Polar Bears From Threatened Status
2011-08-30 12:24:42

  The state of Alaska is planning on appealing a judge's ruling that continues to list the polar bear as a threatened species. The state said in a notice filed on Friday that the bears have successfully survived past climate changes. The U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan upheld the threatened species status of polar bears in June after the state of Alaska sued the federal government in 2008 over the Bush administration's decision to protect polar bears under the Endangered...

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2011-07-02 06:15:34

A District Court Judge has ruled that the US Fish and Wildlife Service acted correctly in listing polar bears as a threatened species, rebuffing a pair of opposing legal challenges to the creature's classification on the endangered species list. Environmental groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, sued claiming that global warming and melting sea ice should afford the polar bear greater protection on the endangered list, while the state of Alaska and Safari Club International...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executives from America's leading conservation, sportsmen's and hunting organizations testified earlier today in the Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee in support of legislation to allow Sunday hunting in the Old Dominion. Senate Bill 850 was introduced by State Senator J. Chapman Peterson and has the support of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R). "By allowing Virginia hunters to go afield on Sundays, we...

2011-01-20 12:46:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executives from America's leading conservation, sportsmen's and hunting organizations have announced the formation of a new multi-organization coalition to remove bans and restrictions on Sunday hunting. Currently 11 states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) have such restrictions or prohibitions that date back to "blue laws" enacted...