wildlife poaching

For the Love of Wildlife

Hunting is a key threat to wild animal populations around the world. For the Love of Wildlife wants to reduce Australia's impact on the trade of African animals by making it illegal to import and trade their body parts in Australia. We discuss their success in getting an Australian ban on the importation and sale of lion body parts from canned hunting and their work to help elephants and rhinos.

This week, the FOS team will be joined in the studio by our friend Justine Curatolo who has recently returned from volunteering in Zimbabwe with the International Anti-Poaching Foundation.

Each year, right about now, approximately 80 000 unweaned seal pups are clubbed to death on the beaches of Namibia.  It's regarded as one of the cruellest hunts on Earth and one Australian citizen profits hugely from it. We chat with South African activists Pat Dickens, founder of The Seals of Nam, and Nikki Botha who are campaigning against the slaughter.  We also hear from Peter Shaughnessy of the South Australian Museum and Phil Cornelius of Animal Liberation South Australia about the proposed seal cull in South Australia's Coorong.

Jordan is a young Melbourne activist who founded Australia's first Fin Free group: Fin Free Ranges, in Melbourne's Yarra Ranges. He is also the founder and president of Shark Defence Australia.

Jordan's campaigns are raising awareness amongst our community of the critical plight of the world's shark populations, including the need to modify our consumer and lifestyle behaviour.