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    Re: The very last mod..5.7 HEMI in the JK

    Sorry for not keeping up to date with what is happening here. Its been a while and I have occupied my life with other interests.

    I will say that I have certainly paid my school fees and looking...
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    Re: SA won't back lifting rhino horn ban

    Correct - you have to admire Ted Reilly. He is in his ripe old age, but still has a lot of fight in him. He was fully aware that he will expose himself to all sorts of abuse from taking this stance.
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    Re: SA won't back lifting rhino horn ban

    From Swaziland...
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    Re: SA won't back lifting rhino horn ban

    Fluffy - rhino horn can grow back about 5 times in a rhinos lifetime. Its not that it grows faster when cut, its that it is constantly wearing down. If managed properly a rhino can produce 7 times...
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    Re: SA won't back lifting rhino horn ban

    Domestic trade is legal but no-one has applied for a permit to sell domestically yet. CITES cannot dictate domestic regulations.
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    Thanks for that. I was wondering why they would...

    Thanks for that. I was wondering why they would call themselves Nodding Donkey.

    I remember reading about fracking in Botswana some time ago...
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    I think to argue that rhino get poached even when...

    I think to argue that rhino get poached even when their horn is cut off is kinda the same as saying that the get poached despite the R440 million spent on protecting them in Kruger.

    Its clear...
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    It must work - or they wouldn't have done it to...

    It must work - or they wouldn't have done it to all the rhinos in iSimangaliso, Nambiti, White Elephant and many others.

    As you said earlier - there is no silver bullet, but lifting the ban goes...
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    I spoke to Kevin Leo-Simth the other day and he...

    I spoke to Kevin Leo-Simth the other day and he did a projection on what Rhino would be worth in the event of a legal trade - he came out with R3.5 million.

    This is great news - but better news...
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    There are two trailers to watch is you don't have...

    There are two trailers to watch is you don't have time to watch the whole film.

    https://vimeo.com/144458217


    https://vimeo.com/144844814
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    Rhino in Crisis - a Blueprint for survival.

    This film was put together to advocate lifting the trade ban. Its worth watching.

    https://vimeo.com/135540882
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    The Bearded Vulture is under serious threat....

    The Bearded Vulture is under serious threat. There are only a handful of breeding pairs left.

    What beats me up is that they are in far greater trouble than Rhinos Elephants and Lions, yet all...
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    Yip Bees took over one of ours too. So we have...

    Yip Bees took over one of ours too. So we have since put up a been hive - hoping that they will move into the hive.
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    I used ecosolutions...

    I used ecosolutions they even came and installed three in Cape Town for me.

    I saw the cost as more of a donation, but they do know where to put them, and which box to use for which owl. Some owls...
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    I guess it can be expected. Poachers sent on...

    I guess it can be expected. Poachers sent on sorties are finding rhino more difficult and don't want to come home empty handed. People who have lived in abject poverty in Mozambique have watched many...
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    Honesty and respect it required to save the...

    Honesty and respect it required to save the rhinos

    On 1 October I attended the launch at the Cape Town Press Club of The Integrated Rhino Poaching Strategy – ‘The Plan’. It had been heralded as...
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    Here is just an indication of how far you are...

    Here is just an indication of how far you are behind on information. There is no talk of flooding the market. You need to see the numerous articles by Michael Eustace. Take a read through this
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    The biggest holocaust of the abalone population...

    The biggest holocaust of the abalone population was actually a red tide that wiped out a massive chunk of them, making commercial utilisation of wild populations unsustainable. Setting up abalone...
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    If working for KZN wildlife religiously qualifies...

    If working for KZN wildlife religiously qualifies you as an expert on this subject - you may want to ask the good old guys what they feel. Dr Ian Player, Dr George Hughes, Drummand Densham, Paul...
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    This is so true and often overlooked. It means...

    This is so true and often overlooked. It means that the current consumption of rhino horn is actually less than what is being currently killed.

    I suspect that Vietnam is where the speculation is...
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    I have been watching this "Plan B" for a while...

    I have been watching this "Plan B" for a while and just recently it was renamed as "the plan" and marketed as a revolutionary breakthrough between Pro and anti-trade groups.

    Yes, as Owen said - I...
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    Something that has gone unnoticed is that with...

    Something that has gone unnoticed is that with the introduction of lions in so many private reserves and in Game parks - like Tembe, Mkuzi, Mountain Zebra, Karoo as well as them being such a...
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    Agreed. The captive bred lion hunting in SA is a...

    Agreed. The captive bred lion hunting in SA is a stain on the contribution private owners do to conservation, and the harm done to South Africas reputation in successful application of sustainable...
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    I have read a number of articles from both sides...

    I have read a number of articles from both sides of the argument. Sadly some rubbish has been regurgitated so many times one can be forgiven for thinking it is true.

    If you want a realistic...
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    I see he is milking this for everything its...

    I see he is milking this for everything its worth. Just received his latest newsletter. Its sad to watch people sell out. But it happens more than you think. Even the Wildcru people have had to watch...
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    I am off to Niassa on Monday, and arranged to...

    I am off to Niassa on Monday, and arranged to meet the Beggs as well as some of the guys who run the hunting concessions there.

    I hope to know more when I return, and may be able to give a...
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    If you have some spare cash and willing to spend...

    If you have some spare cash and willing to spend it on a worthy cause you could always contribute to building a statue of Cecil.
    ...
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    +1

    +1
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    I can email you the actual paper from the...

    I can email you the actual paper from the reputable organisations. The paper is pretty reasonable, but the conclusions that some people gleaned from the paper were not an accurate reflection of the...
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    Another article of sensationalism. Elephant...

    Another article of sensationalism. Elephant numbers are roughly the same as when they were counted ten years ago. There are some areas were they counted fewer than expected, but most of Zims...
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    My 2c worth. There was something seriously wrong...

    My 2c worth. There was something seriously wrong with that leopard. leopards dont do that sort of thing.

    Think about it - leopards are found in places in close proximity to humans all over the...
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    I have seen du Toits calculations. He has a...

    I have seen du Toits calculations. He has a spreadsheet where he uses the founder population and calculates average population growth rate vs those removed and those poached. If he works on a growth...
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    Actually - when I looked again - it looks like...

    Actually - when I looked again - it looks like only one wheel was on the ground - and it was the spare.

    some talent. ;D
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    Whats the problem - he still had three wheels on...

    Whats the problem - he still had three wheels on the ground.
  35. When you think about the "printing" - one would...

    When you think about the "printing" - one would ask way bother making it into the shape of a horn? why not just sell it ground up? - The answer is simple - because cow horn is a well accepted...
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