Anti-Poaching Continues With DSC Grants

Safari operators continue vital anti-poaching work due to Hunters CARE from DSC and DSC Foundation   (Oct. 30, 2020 – DALLAS) — What happens when there is no hunting in Africa due to travel restrictions? Poaching goes on the rise. With no incoming revenue, safari operators cannot pay for the anti-poaching scouts and patrols that protect wildlife. […]

Fighting Back

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Article by Richard Cheatham, DSC Foundation Executive Director. Richard has been involved in the outdoors since his youth and has since hunted across the U.S. and southern Africa, in addition to representing DSC across the globe alongside major professional hunting associations, NGOs and outfitters and guides. This article originally ran in the […]

Hunters CARE Update

DSC and the DSC Foundation Hunters CARE (COVID-19 Anti-poaching Relief Effort) is having a profound impact on the ground during some of the most dire and challenging times that wildlife conservation has faced. As poaching increases and hunts continue to be cancelled or postponed, many hunting operators are experiencing significant hardships from the downturn in […]

Poaching Declines in South Africa for 5th Straight Year

Rhino deaths recorded from poaching have decreased yet again in South Africa, making it five consecutive years of decline. Elephant lives lost to poachers are also down from 2018 numbers. But, the government is not letting up. As the country looks ahead to 2020, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries plans to proceed with […]

South Africa Parks CEO’s Visit Ends Up in Poacher Pursuit

A routine official visit for the South Africa National Parks CEO turned into a criminal pursuit when his helicopter diverted to assist with suspected poachers. For the official release issued by South African National Parks, Kruger National Park – Communications & Marketing Department see below: (21 June 2018) The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SANParks […]

Prison Sentence for Convicted Rhino Horn Seller

What is the punishment for the sale of two black rhino horns? 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a ban from antique and wildlife sales for life. In March 2014, a California man sold two rhino horns to an undercover agent from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) posing […]

Good News for Rhinos, Bad News for Poachers

The number of rhinos illegally killed by poachers in South Africa decreased in 2017. Records revealed that the number is down from 1,054 in 2016. On another positive note, the conviction rate for poaching cases also increased up to 21% this year. However, the number of incidents remains high with 1,028 poached rhinos. The government […]

DSC: Positive Elephant Finding Best Decision For Conservation, Anti-Poaching

(Nov. 17, 2017–DALLAS) DSC applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement regarding a positive enhancement finding for elephants in the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The positive enhancement standard is strict, and requires that the Service find “that the [animal] is taken as part of a well-managed conservation program that contributes to the long-term […]

Tackling Demand for Elephants on Black Market

Legislative Moves: On October 4, the United Kingdom announced plans to ban all ivory sales. This will replace the current law that allows certain ivory items produced before March 3, 1947 to be sold. The exemptions of the new ban cover museum transactions, musical instruments (such as pianos with ivory keys), items containing traces of […]