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Commissioned Study Shows Namibian Seals Worth More Alive than Dead

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Each year, up to 85,000 seals are killed in Namibia to make just a few dollars from their furs, when they would be worth so much more to the Namibian economy alive," said Claire Bass, WSPA International Oceans Campaign Leader. Eco-tourism is a growing part of Namibia's identity, but tourists will be shocked to learn that a seal they photograph one day may be clubbed to death the next morning. economics seal hunt africa economic development seals namibia hunting

Journalists Arrested During Namibian Seal Hunt

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Ugly stuff in Namibia, the country with the seal hunting that no one talks about because so few know about it (I mean who thinks about seal hunting in Namibia?) Secret footage smuggled out of Namibia has revealed the brutal reality of the Namibian seal hunt - and the subsequent attack on British journalist Jim Wickens and South African cameraman Bart Smithers. Tags: animal cruelty africa seal hunters seals namibia hunting

China Gets to Buy Elephant Ivory

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It will allow China to bid for more than 100 tonnes of ivory stockpiled in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe through culling and natural deaths. I don't know how to call this one.will it help or hurt the elephant population in the long run? Either way, I hate these incredibly intelligent animals being "harvested" as "product." The UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Geneva voted in favour of China becoming a licensed importer.

Deadly 60: Big Cat Battleground

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Steve travels to Namibia, a land of rolling dunes, sand and plenty of dangerous wildlife. Tonight! Monday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD! Africa’s big cats are among the most iconic predators.