Skye is the limit – the kruger lion hunt saga continues

Skye is the limit – the kruger lion hunt saga continues

SKYE is the limit Outrage, secrecy, abomination, controversy, suspicion, and cat and mouse game, are some of the verbalisations around the events linked to the lion hunt in the Umbabat Private Nature Reserve bordering Kruger National Park (KNP), of what is believed to be Skye, leader of the Western pride. Many of you will feel jaded by the continued stories around this one lion. However, the narrative is not necessarily

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Skye the Lion – Call to Action

Skye the Lion – Call to Action

Opinion post: Written by Simon Espley, CEO of Africa Geographic Skye the lion call to action The highly controversial shooting of Skye the Lion by a trophy hunter in the Umbabat section of the Greater Kruger could conceivably mark the beginning of the end for trophy hunting in this part of Africa. I am speculating here, but please hear me out… Since we reported the known facts about the hunt,

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The Lion – King or Commodity?

The Lion – King or Commodity?

AN ANALYSIS OF THE LION BREEDING INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA published in the Africa Geographic Stories Issue 8 – 22 Aug 2014. A wild lion is a scrappy thing. A fierce, dishevelled, fly-bitten beast with battle scars from nose to tail and a matted, grimy mane. This is a rug you don’t want on your living room floor. But the beast has been cleaned up and rebranded in one of

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