A technique used to measure the large African predators
By Prof H.O. de Waal
lion has made a huge and lasting impression on mankind. Images of
massive, maned male lions and prides of lionesses with cubs are brought
to mind by mere mention of the word “lion”. One only needs to look at
the wide array of statues and heraldic uses of the lion emblem on
Game Ranching Or Game Breeding & The Biodiversity Act: Where To Now?
By Rueben Saayman
At the time of writing this journal, we are sitting very close to the
fire. The fire being the implementation of the National Environmental
Act: Biodiversity Act, 2004 as published in the Government Gazette, 7
June 2004. At this stage, many aspects like National Norms and
Standards for the Translocation of Wild Herbivores and other
Regulations are not in place in order to provide guidelines.
The Role of captive facilities in wildlife ranching
By Antoinette Kotze, Craig Allenby & Dave Morgan
Environmental threats and biodiversity loss caused by climatic changes,
over exploitation of natural resources, escalating negative impact of
invasive species and overall environmental degradation are all factors
that influence the conservation of biodiversity on a global level.
These factors point to a strong focus on the sustainable use of the
The Role Of The Department Of Agriculture In The Development Of A Sustainable Wildlife Ranching Sector In South Africa
Keith A Ramsay and Victor Musetha (Department of Agriculture)
Until fairly recently – and despite the fact that a number of Acts
administered by the Department of Agriculture (DoA) apply equally to
domestic livestock and wildlife – the breeding and sustainable use of
eminently suitable wild herbivore species in farming systems was seldom
seen as an agricultural activity.
Calculation of grazing capacity and
browse capacity for game species
The basic requirement of management systems for sustainable game
production from veld is to balance the stocking rate of the various game
species with the grazing and browsing capacity of the veld.
Guidelines to importing and exporting animal and genetic material
Breeders’ Societies could take this opportunity to provide members with
a value-added service – receiving and screening applicants – and then
forwarding these to the registrar for further processing.
The offloading, processing and exporting of game meat
A detailed document which lays out and discusses the steps that need to be taken in order to process and export game meat.