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Colloquium on Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting in South Africa: Harming or Promoting the Conservation Image of the Country. 21 & 22 August 2018

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CAPTIVE LION BREEDING FOR HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA: HARMING OR PROMOTING THE CONSERVATION IMAGE OF THE COUNTRY
DATE: 21ST & 22ND AUGUST 2018
VENUE: GOOD HOPE CHAMBER, PARLIAMENT, CAPE TOWN
CHAIRPERSON OF THE COLLOQUIUM: HON MR MP MAPULANE, (MP) 
PROGRAMME

SCENE-SETTING SESSION

08:30 – 08:45 Registration, Tea & Coffee  – Committee Secretariat

08:45 – 09:05 Welcoming and opening address – Hon Mr MP Mapulane, Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs

09:05 – 09:25 Keynote address – Hon Edna Molewa, Minister: Environmental Affairs

09:25 – 10:00 Regulatory frameworks for wild and captive-bred lion hunting (e.g., ethical considerations, size of the hunting area, release period prior to the hunt, human interaction with the lions to be hunted, hunting methods, etc.):
1) Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) Regulations (National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No 10 of 2004) and other applicable legislation – Mr Shonisani Munzhedzi, Deputy Director General: Biodiversity and Conservation

10:00 – 10:30
2) DAFF’s regulatory role in captive lion breeding for hunting – Mr M Ramasodi, Acting DG: DAFF 

10:30– 11:00
3) The Extinction Business: South Africa’s ‘Lion’ Bone Trade – Michele Pickover, EMS Foundation

11:00 – 11:15 TEA BREAK – ALL

11:15 – 12:15 DISCUSSIONS: COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – ALL

PANEL DISCUSSION SESSION: EVOLUTION, SCOPE AND THE ETHICS OF CAPTIVE LION BREEDING FOR HUNTING

12:15 – 12:40 Genesis of Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting and the factors that promoted the industry – Born Free Foundation, Shamwari Nature Reserve

12:40 – 13:05 Size of South Africa’s Captive Lion Breeding (for Hunting) Industry – PHASA

13:05 – 14:00 LUNCH – ALL

14:00 – 14:25 From the hand that nurtures to the one that kills: where in the process is the human fear factor built in the animal? – SAPA

14:25 – 14:50 Ethics of captive lion breeding for hunting – Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation – South Africa (CPHC-SA)

14:50 –15:15 Why the international uproar against the South African Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting Industry? –
International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)

15:15 – 16:15 DISCUSSIONS: COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – ALL

16:15 – 16:35 Winding up – Chairperson of the PC on Environ Affairs

DAY TWO: CAPTIVE LION BREEDING FOR HUNTING (CONT…)

08:45 – 09:00 Tea & coffee – Committee Secretariat

09:00 – 09:15 Outlining the day’s approach – Hon Mr MP Mapulane, Chairperson: PC on Environmental Affairs

09:15 – 09:45 A lion too far: the case of trophy hunting in the Greater Kruger National Park-  Dr Don Pinnock, Research Fellow, UCT

09:45 – 10:20
1) SANParks’ Response to claims of trophy hunting in the Greater Kruger National Park; and
2) South African lion conservation in the wild: breeding approach, trends, challenges & opportunities, inter alia
South African National Parks (SANParks)

10:20 – 10:50 Determination of hunting quotas in the Greater Kruger National Park Department of Environmental Affairs

10:50 – 11:05 TEA BREAK – ALL

11:05 – 12:05 DISCUSSION: COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – ALL

PANEL DISCUSSION SESSION: EFFECTS OF CAPTIVE LION BREEDING ON SA’S CONSERVATION IMAGE & BRAND – (EXTERNAL FACILITATOR)

12:05 – 12:30 Possible effects of lion bone trade on lion conservation in the wild: stimulating or buffering the demand? – WWF-SA

12:30 – 13:00 Conservation benefits or harm of captive lion breeding for hunting: what does the empirical evidence say? – Endangered Wildlife Trust

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH – ALL

14:00 – 14:25 Effects of captive lion breeding for hunting on Brand South Africa – CEO of Brand SA

14:25 – 14:50 Profile of captive-bred lion hunters and trends in the most recent past (e.g., from 2012 to date) –
CHASA

14:50 – 15:50 DISCUSSION: COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ALL

15:50 – 16:05 TEA BREAK – ALL

16:05 – 16:20 Reflections on the future of Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting Industry – External Facilitator

16:20 – 16:40 Concluding Remarks – Chairperson of the PC on Environmental Affairs

view original programme: Colloquium on Captive Lion Breeding – 21 & 22 August 2018[2]

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