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If you were fortunate enough to be at the 13th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture given by author Neil Gaiman at London’s historic Royal Geographical Society earlier this month, you’ll know what a great night it was.
If not, EIA’s in-house film unit has produced this short film of highlights, which also features EIA Campaigns Director Julian Newman introducing the evening …
The proceeds of the event are shared between the two charities closest to Adams’ heart – Save the Rhino, of which he was a founder patron, and EIA.
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US Government approves Dallas club's rhino import permit
DALLAS (AP) — The US government will allow a Texas man to import the trophy of an endangered black rhinoceros should he kill one in Africa as part of a conservation fundraiser.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that importing a carcass from Namibia meets criteria under the Endangered Species Act of benefiting conservation.
Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 last year in a Dallas Safari Club auction billed as a fundraising effort to save the black rhino.
In a letter to the agency in December, the club's executive director, Ben Carter, said the money raised from such auctions is "critical to supporting the Namibian government in their efforts to stem the tide of commercial killing of these animals.”
Since publishing the initial request in November, the US Fish and Wildlife Service received more than 15,000 comments, as well as petitions with about 152,000 signatures demanding that it be denied. PETA said Thursday that it will file a lawsuit.
The hunt was postponed and Knowlton's money kept in escrow while the agency deliberated over the permit application.
Dallas Safari Club spokeswoman Jay Ann Cox could not immediately confirm Thursday whether a date has been set for the hunt.
The agency also is allowing Michael Luzich, a Las Vegas investment manager, to import his black rhino trophy. Namibia directly sold him a hunting permit.
Luzich has received far less scrutiny than Knowlton, who said last year he hired full-time security because he'd received death threats once his name became public knowledge.
Full story at fwbusinesspress.com/fwbp/article/1/9432/Breaking-News/US-government-approves-Dallas-clubs-rhino-i...
#rhino #Namibia #Africa #hunting
Image: Corey Knowlton posted this picture with the caption 'Brown Bear, an awesome dream that came true for me', via independent.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago ·