The Friedkin Family and Tanzania’s government make a long-term commitment to conservation.
by Robert Parvin Williams
The hunting news from Africa is often troubling these days: dwindling game, rampant poaching and corruption, massive habitat encroachment. But this article is about some good news for a change. At the center of the story is an American safari company with a history of conservation leadership that is doing remarkable things in Tanzania.READ MORE
Is big-game hunting in Africa on its way out? A veteran safari hunter doesn't think so.
By Craig Boddington
"African hunting is in trouble!" During the convention season just past I heard that line a number of times. Far worse, I heard it stated that “African hunting is on the way out.” That’s a bleak prediction not just for our hunting world, but also for African wildlife. Is it true?READ MORE
Outfitters and hunters battle poaching in one of Africa's most famous hunting grounds.
By Brad Fitzpatrick
In 2010, Buzz Charlton and Myles McCallum of Charlton McCallum Safaris were awarded the rights to hunt in the Dande Safari Area and Dande East concessions in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley, two of Africa’s classic dangerous-game hunting destinations. While poaching is an issue throughout the Zambezi Valley, the duo quickly realized that the situation in Dande East was particularly bad and unless there was immediate action the area’s wildlife would be lost for good. One problem was that the community game scouts went unpaid for most of the year and had minimal resources at their disposal to strike back against organized gangs of armed poachers.READ MORE
A new study of game management areas in Zambia highlights the importance of the meat provided to local communities by hunting outfitters.
by Diana Rupp
When hunters travel to Africa for a safari hunt, their friends back home often wonder what happens to the meat of the animals they kill. If you’ve been on an African safari, you know that some of the meat is eaten in camp. But most of it, especially in the poorest and most rural areas of the continent, is given to the local communities, where it is a crucial addition to the otherwise protein-deficient diet of much of the populace.
Until now, there have been few, if any, scientific studies attempting to quantify the amount of game meat that goes to local communities and the impact it has. That has changed with a just-published study of three game management areas (GMAs) in several regions of Zambia that assessed the quantity and impact of sport-hunted meat provided to the local communities between 2004 and 2011.READ MORE