No 274 Wildlife Trade News 23rd November 2014

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world about poaching, land grabbing, wildlife
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in the spotlight today ……………………

Tanzania’s Maasai prefer death to eviction

Maasai tribe’s eviction is part of a larger land-grabbing trend across Africa. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/tanzania-maasai-prefer-death-e-2014112254354523508.html

No 274 Wildlife Trade News 23rd November 2014

Jokowi to directly observe handling of land, forest
fires in Riau. INDONESIA http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/11/23/jokowi-directly-observe-handling-land-forest-fires-riau.html

Escalation of poaching in Northern Gabon

http://www.spyghana.com/escalation-poaching-northern-gabon/

WWF-M’sia backs S’wak govt’s pledge for ‘integrity logging’ http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=93891

40,000ha in Sabah illegally cleared (NA comment: Why won’t the Sabah government come out publicly and strongly like the government next door follow the Sarawak’ Chief Minister’s example? What could be hard about that – if you really are serious about tackling illegal logging? Let’s see if the Sabah government will copy Sarawak. Watch this space.) http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=93929

Rare trial: Customs asked to explain what action has been taken against turtle smugglers. PAKISTAN http://tribune.com.pk/story/795610/rare-trial-customs-asked-to-explain-what-action-has-been-taken-against-turtle-smugglers/

It’s official: Chhattisgarh gets new tiger reserve http://www.firstpost.com/india/official-chhattisgarh-gets-new-tiger-reserve-1817079.html

Wild call: 5 snakes, 1 monitor lizard & Owl rescued in a day. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thane/Wild-call-5-snakes-1-monitor-lizard-Owl-rescued-in-a-day/articleshow/45243194.cms

CITES

Have you still not seen a statement from

Mr Scanlon or Mr Storkersen,

concerning the ivory shipment from Tanzania

to China on board the President of China’s jet?

NO?

NEITHER HAVE WE

DO YOU WONDER WHY?

Is China off limits for any CITES comment or criticism?

Is it too much to ask these CITES officials, at the very least, to make a

public statement of concern and reassure us this matter is being investigated?

Is CITES a wildlife crisis that keeps on giving?

Adult tusker electrocuted. INDIA http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/adult-tusker-electrocuted-114112200601_1.html

“Those who have the privilege to know

have the duty to act.”
Albert Einstein

Achim Steiner UNEP John Scanlon CITES Oystein Steiner CITES

Executive Director Secretary General Chairman: Standing Committee

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