This digital collection includes presentations of plenary sessions from the 9th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium held in 2016.

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  • Program of the 9th international wildlife ranching symposium: wildlife - the key to prosperity for rural communities 

    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; programs (documents); abstracts (summaries)
    Abstracts of parallel sessions are included. Symposium includes 4 Plenary sessions, and parallel sessions covering Wildlife Management; Sustainable Use of Wildlife; and IUCN 2nd African Buffalo Symposium.
  • Rhinos: economics, trade and [olitics 

    Author(s):Sas-Rolfes, Michael 't
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    At the forthcoming CITES Conference of Parties the future of trade in several key species – rhinos, elephants and lions – will be bitterly contested. Swaziland’s proposal to establish a legal trade in rhino horn will most ...
  • Rhino in crisis 

    Author(s):Jones, Pelham
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Private reserves in South Africa with rhino extend over 2 million ha and are home to 33% of the nation's rhino population (some 6200 animals, more than the rest of Africa combined). This conservation effort is carried out ...
  • Game management under ranching and farming condition in the Czech Republic and Europe 

    Author(s):Kotrba, Radim (Maugli)
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Seasonal breeding of indigenous game species in fenced areas was documented from Upper Paleolithic time in some parts of Europe known as winter foddering of red deer, but expansion of fenced hunting game parks, where game ...
  • Key issues to consider in deliberations on a legal trade in rhino horn 

    Author(s):Hanks, John
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Africa's rhinos face an insecure future in the continent's designated protected areas with no solutions in sight in the foreseeable future for securing the required substantial increase in funding for adequately equipped ...
  • Embryo plus: fertility and assisted reproductive techniques 

    Author(s):de la Rey, Morné
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
  • Ensuring the future of rhinos 

    Author(s):Knight, Mike; Emslie, Richard
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Rampant poaching of Africa's rhinos for their horn is on the point of pushing the continent's populations of 25,600 animals into decline –threatening to reverse this iconic conservation success story. This achievement was ...
  • Balepye rhino conservation and sustainable livelihoods: game ranching presentation 

    Author(s):Maenetja, Dipati Benjamin
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    International trade in rhino horn was banned in the 1970's and this ban has had the same effect as the prohibition of alcohol did in the US by creating a black market. Banning trade has only contributed to increasing ...
  • Manyara Ranch: a potential model for wildlife management in Tanzania 

    Author(s):Pole, Aistair
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Tanzania is a country blessed with incredible natural resources and abundant wildlife. It has the potential to have one of the most successful and viable wildlife industries in Africa. However, its policies do not support ...
  • American bison: relic symbol?, domesticated novelty?, rewilding dream? 

    Author(s):Benson, D. E.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The US Congress and President unanimously agreed on a national mammalian symbol with the National Bison Legacy Act of 2016. The law is entirely symbolic and could mean nothing to socially and ecologically rewild bison which ...
  • Closing thoughts & future 

    Author(s):Benson, D. E.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
  • Hunting & sustainable utilization within Sabi Game Park, Mozambique, and the benefits thereof to the local Mangalana community 

    Author(s):Robertson, Kevin
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Sabi Game Park is a hunting concession in Mozambique. 28 000 ha in size, it borders the south-eastern boundary with, and is open to the Greater Kruger National Park. A well-managed, scientifically monitored sport hunting ...
  • Controversy around the conservation value of captive-bred lions, The 

    Author(s):Potgieter, Pieter, JJS
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The conservation value of captive-bred lions is seriously questioned by most conservation minded people - to such an extent that they refuse to admit that these lions can make an enormous contribution towards the enhancement ...
  • Can cheetahs and wildlife ranchers ever live in co-existence? 

    Author(s):Marker, Laurie
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Large carnivores are currently facing severe threats and are experiencing substantial declines in their populations and geographical ranges around the world (Ripple et al., 2014). Human-wildlife conflict is a risk to 31% ...
  • How does government regulations and institutional decisions affect our wildlife, communities and green economy? 

    Author(s):Kitshoff-Botha, Adri
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    There were trends over the past few years where decisions by Governments, wildlife services and parastatals had a direct negative effect on our wildlife, communities and green economy. These included bans on trophy hunting, ...
  • Game ranching in South Africa: its contribution to the economy, to conservation and to biodiversity 

    Author(s):Oberem, Peter
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Wildlife ranching in South Africa is a relatively young industry which has grown at unforeseen rates to an industry bigger than the dairy or the sugar industries in this country. Its history, development, the contribution, ...
  • Zimbabwe wildlife industry: a brief overview, The 

    Author(s):La Grange, N. J.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    1. History - Brief overview of the origins of the wildlife industry in Zimbabwe, including Operation Noah, and the formation of the Parks and Wildlife Department. 2. Introduction of the 1975 Parks and Wildlife Act - what ...
  • Verifying conservation in wildlife ranches: the verified conservation area approach 

    Author(s):Vorhies, Francis
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The presentation introduces the Verified Conservation Area (VCA) Approach and its usefulness for the wildlife ranching industry. The VCA Approach offers an innovative way for land managers to demonstrate their efforts to ...
  • Report-back on proposed Wildlife Advocacy Group 

    Author(s):Sas-Rolfes, Michael 't
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
  • Investing in sustainable wildlife ranching - biosecurity threats and opportunities 

    Author(s):Preston, Guy
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Invasive alien species are probably the single greatest threat to the sustainability of wildlife ranching in southern Africa. This talk will illustrate the exponential growth of invasives; their impacts (grazing/browsing; ...

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