By Barbara Crown, EditorLast month
, I explained how Zambia's
Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo canceled the reallocation of 19 prime hunting areas in that country and closed all lion and cat hunting there. Our February issue went to press before the Safari Club International
Convention started on January 23, so I was not able to report about the minister's visit there. Needless to say, she was in high demand, going from one meeting to the next with various SCI officials, conservation committee members, those involved in lion projects and research, safari operators and more. During the convention, the minister spoke to a gathering of more than 200 international conservationists to explain her vision for sustainable-use conservation and ensure everyone that her intention was not to ban hunting in Zambia.....