Your daily dose of bad news … about poaching, wildlife and environmental crimes
from around the world …
in the spotlight today ……………………
‘Zim to continue with elephant exports’ extract: Environment, Water and Climate minister Saviour Kasukuwere has said Zimbabwe will continue to export its elephants to China http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2015/03/09/zim-continue-elephant-exports/ (SHAME ON CHINA AND ZIMBABWE)
From this in Africa to ……
this in transit and …… this in CHINA
IS THERE NO LIMIT TO CHINA’S DEMAND FOR ELEPHANTS –
No 351 Wildlife Trade News 9th March 2015
Theft, illegal hunting continue in national park in Sumatra http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/theft-illegal-hunting-continue-national-park-sumatra
Palm oil firms in Peru plan to clear 23,000 hectares of primary forest http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2015/mar/07/palm-oil-peru-23000-hectares-primary-forest
Kenya: Five Elephants Poached in Tsavo http://allafrica.com/stories/201503080134.html
Kenya: U.S. Envoy Hosts Celebs for Elephant Campaign http://allafrica.com/stories/201503080120.html
Unpaid forest guards in Karnataka barely making ends meet
Left: Life for guards protecting tigers in India.
Below: Life for CITES etc officials in Geneva who talk, talk, talk, about protecting tigers. Is it any wonder CITES isn’t working? It’s as if these conference addicts are out of touch with reality and from another planet, isn’t it?
Remind us: How many hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised for “SAVE THE TIGER”?
And where has this money gone? Can anyone be held accountable for the money and lack of results?
Plight of forest guards who protect tigers from poachers… but haven’t been paid for six months
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2985409/Plight-forest-guards-protect-tigers-poachers-haven-t-paid-six-months.html#ixzz3TrrvnkFG
Veil of secrecy over rhino poaching? Molewa must come clean, says DA. (NA COMMENT: The CITES Secretariat gave South Africa an award recently. Read this article and wonder if the award was poor judgement. And, why is one man allowed to decide who should receive an award? How can that be right? Wouldn’t it be fairer and more transparent if three people were to decide on the awards? Can you think of another global organisation in the world where one man is allowed to decide who should receive an award? http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Veil-of-secrecy-over-rhino-poaching-Molewa-must-come-clean-says-DA-20150307
Zimbabwe pushes on with elephant exports. (NA comment: Is THAILAND a customer for these elephants? Why are CITES Thailand silent on this issue?) http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/2015/03/07/zimbabwe-pushes-on-with-elephant-exports
‘Blood Ivory’ to go up in flames . SRI LANKA http://www.nation.lk/edition/news-online/item/39040-%E2%80%98blood-ivory%E2%80%99-to-go-up-in-flames.html
Thai officials participates in global wildlife trade dialogue http://news.thaivisa.com/thailand/thai-officials-participates-in-global-wildlife-trade-dialogue/36274/
After first praising film, China’s new environment chief silent on its censoring http://www.enquirerherald.com/2015/03/07/3404480/after-first-praising-film-chinas.html
Three arrested with rhino horn in Assam http://www.indileak.com/three-arrested-with-rhino-horn-in-assam/
Remote Sabah island turns into killing field for sea turtles
Why Not Retire the Circus Elephants Now? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/opinion/why-not-retire-the-circus-elephants-now.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0
Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/03/03/following-public-outcry-costa-rica-temporarily-blocks-exports-of-hammerhead-shark-fins
Controversial Spanish dolphin trainer who was hired to work in US goes missing after he was accused of ‘abusing dolphins’.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2984088/Trainer-coming-work-Georgia-Aquarium-despite-caught-film-abusing-dolphins-gone-missing-Spain-started-getting-death-threats.html#ixzz3Tm73toHU
Facing extinction… to make ‘green’ fuel: Deep in the Sumatran jungle, a British zoologist forms a magical bond with a young orang-utan. His mission? To help stop their habitat being ravaged
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2984367/Facing-extinction-make-green-fuel-Deep-Sumatran-jungle-British-zoologist-forms-magical-bond-young-orang-utan-mission-help-stop-habitat-ravaged.html#ixzz3Tm7XUusE
Pictures: 8 Amazing Animals at Risk From Wildlife Crimes http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/pictures/150303-tiger-whale-bear-bile-poaching-wildlife-animal-conservation/
Nearly 1m birds were killed on British military base in Cyprus, says RSPB http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/09/nearly-1m-birds-were-killed-on-british-military-base-in-cyprus-says-rspb
tigers in Karnataka
Negros species vulnerable to extinction http://www.visayandailystar.com/2015/March/09/conversation.htm