IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org
) said the announcement today by the
Minister of Environment and Tourism, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, that his
department would commit an initial R5-million to an elephant research project
was a positive sign that government was determined to allow science and not
emotion take the lead in its management plans.
came ahead of the publication of the Draft Norms and Standards for Elephant
“While culling as a method of