CITES Expands Hunters' Role in Black Rhino, Leopard Management

CITES Expands Hunters' Role in Black Rhino, Leopard Management


Release Date: For Immediate Release

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2004 - Safari Club International has been instrumental in helping make hunting an important part of the management of two important African wild species, resulting in permits for black rhinos and added permits for leopards from South Africa and Namibia. The action was taken during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species' Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Oct. 2-14 in Bangkok, Thailand.

CITES delegates representing 156 countries agreed in committee to allow the export of five black rhinoceros hunting trophies each from Namibia and South Africa, marking the first time in several decades that hunting this species has been approved of by this international body. CITES agreed also to almost triple Namibia's leopard hunting export quota from 100 to 250 animals per year, and double South Africa's leopard quota from 75 to 150 animals per year.

"Since 1983, Safari Club has been actively involved in CITES," said Tom Riley, SCI executive director. "It has attended every Conference of Parties and most Animals Committee meetings since then, and now attends the CITES Standing Committee meetings as well. Its efforts in drawing attention to the benefits that well-managed hunting-conservation programs bring to the survival of wildlife species were crucial to CITES' decision to let hunters help in conserving these quintessentially African species."

Recommended for You


Resources to Get Started with Tree Saddle Hunting

Greg Staggs

Ready to saddle up? Here's where to start!


Still Going Strong

October 28, 2010

Related Stories> Ted Nugent Talks About His New Book> Mule Deep In The Backcountry>

Treestands & Blinds

How Do You Get Up the Tree for Saddle Hunting?

Greg Staggs

These tools and tactics are what minimalist tree saddle hunters use to climb!

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Bill Winke's Bowhunting Treestand Set-Up Tips

Field Editor Bill Winke provides bowhunting treestand set-up tips that'll help make life easier when it's go time in the fall.

South African Warthog

Mike Schoby and his wife Dory go on an action-packed South African hunt for plains game including the warthog.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Arrows & Broadheads

2017 Fixed-Blade Broadhead Test

Jon E. Silks - December 12, 2017

We Rank 16 Top Models on Sharpness, Accuracy, Penetration & More It's that time of year...

ATA Show

New Mechanical Broadheads for 2019

Brian Strickland - January 10, 2019

Check out our top picks for the best new mechanical broadheads to debut at the 2019 ATA Show!


2019 Bowtech Launch: Realm SR6 & SS Review

Jon E. Silks - November 07, 2018

We got our hands on the brand new 2019 bows from Bowtech. See how the Realm SR6 and the Realm...

See More Stories

More Conservation


Bowhunting A 200-Inch Kansas Monarch

Eddie Claypool - April 15, 2011

Four years of hunting -- one Kansas buck of a lifetime. By Eddie Claypool ...


He Was a She! 30-Point Illinois 'Buck' Was a Doe

Christian Berg - December 14, 2011

I don't think I've ever seen an antlered doe, but I'd sure like to. They always seem to have...


Blue Tongue Disease in Deer: How is it Affecting Populations?

Dr. Grant Woods - June 18, 2013

Tracy Woods and her dog Crystal found many more buck skulls than shed antlers last winter due...

See More Conservation

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.