Leopard Hunting Quota 2018 – South Africa

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On 12 August 2018, the Republic of South Africa, Department: Environmental Affairs (DEA) made a statement – “Minister Molewa allocates leopard hunting quota for South Africa for 2018” – this is the result of “the possibility of introducing a precautionary hunting quota in 2018” and puts a quota of 7 leopards up for formal execution in 2018 – I say ‘formal’ because there is always the ongoing misuse of ‘damage causing animal destruction permits’ of course where leopards are hunted and killed on an ongoing basis:

Five male leopard[s] in Limpopo Province and two male leopards in KwaZulu-Natal. The leopard must be older males –seven years or older in both cases” – “Minister Molewa allocates leopard hunting quota for South Africa for 2018,” DEA, 12 August 2018

So let’s take a look – first of all at some background. In February 2017, the…

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