Melanie Verwoerd | Finally, an end to the lion bone trade

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A recent high-level panel report recommends a policy on biodiversity, conservation and sustainable use as well as certain measures to protect some of our iconic species such as lions, elephants, rhino and leopards.
A recent high-level panel report recommends a policy on biodiversity, conservation and sustainable use as well as certain measures to protect some of our iconic species such as lions, elephants, rhino and leopards.
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After Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Creecy released a high-level panel report recommending the protection of wildlife such as lions, elephants, rhino and leopards, there has been a backlash from those financially affected by the decision, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Sunday was a good day for South Africa and the wild animals of this country.

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