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To trade or not to trade: it should no longer even be a question

"In 2018, about 700 rhinos were poached in South Africa. Down from an average of 1 250 in 2017 and 2016 it sounds like good news. However, by legalising rhino horn trade, the number could be zero, which would really be good news, writes businessman, game rancher and rhino owner, Dr Peter Oberem."
Afgriland magazine recently published this fascinating article by one of Briza Publications' authors (The New Game Rancher), the esteemed Dr Peter Oberem. 
"Seven hundred rhino murdered in one year can never be good news. Why must we accept the deaths of almost two rhino a day in South Africa alone when there is an answer? To my mind, and the minds of hundreds of conservationists and game ranchers, the solution is legalising rhino horn trade." Dr Oberem explains further: 

"This step will restore the value of live rhino, and give honest users of rhino horn access to legal and sustainable products. As a result, humans and the natural environment alike will benefit from …

How books come alive with the Callfinder®!

A truly revolutionary developmentBriza launched its Callfinder® ready titles in 2013 with the publication of SAPPI Birds of South Africa, (SAPPI Voëls van Suid-Afrika in Afrikaans) written by Herman van Niekerk and Saartjie Kidson.  For the first time in South Africa, this exciting and highly anticipated book allowed the bird watcher to see an image of a bird and hear its actual call on the same page of the book, ensuring quick association, supplemented by information and hints on the bird’s behaviour to assist with finding and identifying it correctly. It was an instant bestseller and remains one of Briza’s most sought after titles.  To date, more than 30 000 books have been sold!

Following the success of SAPPI Birds of South Africa, Briza released a revised edition of Mammal Guide of Southern Africa (Soogdiergids van suider Afrika in Afrikaans) by Burger Cillié in 2015, complete with Callfinder® ready capabilities.  The new edition of this popular field guide made it one of the most…