No 409 Wildlife Trade News: 15th May

Gorillas behind bars to show them off instead of more Chinese coming to
Uganda or Rwanda to track them?
Bad news just continued to roll in …

in the spotlight today ……………………

Welcome to Shanghai Zoo’s indoor gorilla ‘exhibit’. If this looks bad to you (and if it doesn’t, we suggest you check your pulse), imagine what it is like for the gorilla with nowhere to escape people staring and laughing at it. Not even in China would the public be allowed to laugh at prisoners on death row, but it’s okay to do it to and make money from defenceless animals like gorillas.

BTW. A few years ago CITES CHINA approved the importation of 10 wild-caught baby gorillas from Guinea. To catch the ten about 50 adults would have been slaughtered – all to provide exhibits like this one in China. The ten babies have never been seen in China and are believed to have been killed because they were found to be carrying a disease harmful to humans. What are your thoughts about CITES CHINA and their friends in the Secretariat who say China has done nothing wrong – even though, to this day, baby chimps are used in commercial circus-like shows, which is a clear breach of the convention.

NOT FOR NOTHING IS CITES KNOWN BY SOME AS …

CITES (Chinese Influence Terminates Endangered Species)

STILL NO REPLY FROM CITES PHILIPPINES CONCERNING THEIR HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS

ORANGUTAN TRADE WITH CHINA.

These http://www.cites.org/eng/cms/index.php/component/cp/country/PH are the officials being secretive about the trade. What are you now thinking?

Solitary orangutan in solitary confinement.

Achim Steiner UNEP is responsible for CITES and its shortcomings.

How many animals have been murdered or caught alive while he’s been in charge?

“The objective of CITES is to ensure that wild fauna and flora is not unsustainably exploited through international trade.” says John Scanlon, CITES http://cites.org/eng/cites_sg_wto20

No 409 Wildlife Trade News: 15th May

Malaysia’s illegal wildlife trade thriving unhindered

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2015/05/15/malaysias-illegal-wildlife-trade-thriving-unhindered/

Penang govt sitting idle despite reports of illegal logging. MALAYSIA http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/05/15/penang-govt-sitting-idle-despite-reports-of-illegal-logging/

Shocking; Chinese trafficker arrested with 340 tusks and 65 rhino horns in Mozambique. At least 235 animals would have been killed to gather that amount of horns and ivory. http://mgafrica.com/article/2015-05-14-shocking-chinese-trafficker-arrested-with-340-tusks-and-65-rhino-horns-in-mozambique

1.3 tons of elephant ivory and rhino horn found in Mozambique Police in Mozambique have seized 1.3 tons of elephant ivory and rhino horn — the equivalent of 235 dead animals — in the country’s biggest ever find of illegal wildlife products, local media said. A Chinese man was arrested on the outskirts of the capital Maputo at a house where the stash was stored, police said in a report published by the news agency AIM.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2015/05/14/1.3-tons-of-elephant-ivory-and-rhino-horn-found-in-mozambique

HAVE YOU READ OF ANY MAJOR RAIDS ON IVORY TRADERS IN MAINLAND CHINA ? No? neither have we.

HAVE YOU BEEN WONDERING WHY CHINA HAS NOT BEEN SANCTIONED ANYTIME OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS FOR ITS ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE? Yes? So have we.

DO YOU BELIEVE THE CITES SECRETARIAT PROTECTS CHINA? Yes? So do we.

HAVE YOU LOST ALL CONFIDENCE IN CITES OFFICIALS (NOT THE CONVENTION) WORLDWIDE ? Yes? so have we. NEGLIGENT OFFICIALS GIVE THE GOOD ONES AND CITES A BAD NAME, DON’T THEY?

DO YOU BELIEVE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADERS BECOME EMPOWERED BY WEAK CITES OFFICIALS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN GENERAL? Yep? So do we.

Thought for the day: What changes the world for the better is the passion of certain individuals, not governments, not big organisations.

Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd

Hawks prosecutor tells of poachers’ brutality. SOUTH AFRICA http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Hawks-prosecutor-tells-of-poachers-brutality-20150514

ENV summarises 10 years of fight against bear farming in Viet Nam

http://vietnamnews.vn/environment/270013/env-summarises-10-years-of-fight-against-bear-farming-in-viet-nam.html

Airlines send SA trophy hunting industry into tailspin with cargo ban (check out the photo) http://traveller24.news24.com/News/Airlines-send-SA-trophy-hunting-industry-into-tailspin-with-cargo-ban-20150514

IAR’s team in Ketapang rescues three orangutans in one day from a village next to an oil palm plantation.

http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/news/iar%E2%80%99s-team-ketapang-rescues-three-orangutans-one-day-village-next-oil-palm-plantation

Threatened species of iguana found cooked in Mexico
Read more at http://www.wral.com/threatened-species-of-iguana-found-cooked-in-mexico/14640559/#w6Pa8f87Q5WWL83q.99

China joins Ethiopia to address ivory trafficking

http://www.traffic.org/home/2015/5/14/china-joins-ethiopia-to-address-ivory-trafficking.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Japan zoo body polls members on use of Taiji dolphins http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/13/national/japan-zoo-body-polls-members-procuring-dolphins-taiji/#.VVSgR5MXEse

To make palm oil ‘sustainable’ local communities must be in charge http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2856781/to_make_palm_oil_sustainable_local_communities_must_be_in_charge.html

Taiwanese, Indonesian poachers charged in court

RM1 million worth of timber seized in Sarawak crackdown on illegal logging

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/rm1-million-worth-of-timber-seized-in-sarawak-crackdown-on-illegal-logging#sthash.KRAtFTnC.dpuf

Sarawak CM wants law to run its course in illegal logging crackdown

http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2015/05/14/sarawak-cm-wants-law-to-run-its-course-in-illegal-logging-crackdown/

CYPRUS Govt. proposes ‘selective’ hunting of songbirds (NA COMMENT: SHAME ON CYPRUS. WE HOPE HOLIDAYMAKERS WILL NOW BOYCOTT THIS GUN-HAPPY, BIRD SLAUGHTERING COUNTRY.)

http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/05/14/govt-proposes-selective-trapping-of-songbirds

Kazakhstan: Deaths of Rare Antelopes Spark Conservationist Concern. Kazakhstan http://www.eurasianet.org/node/73421

Zimbabwe: Vultures Face Extinction http://allafrica.com/stories/201505140931.html

Botswana: Poaching not to blame for animal species-report http://en.starafrica.com/news/botswana-poaching-not-to-blame-for-animal-species-report.html

Horrific video of rare black panther being beaten to death with a paddle while swimming in Brazilian river causes outrage
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3081828/Horrific-video-rare-black-panther-beaten-death-paddle-swimming-Brazilian-river-causes-outrage.html#ixzz3a8HrGyYR

Illegal wildlife trade endangers animals and people. PERU http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-illegal-wildlife-trade-endangers-animals-and-people-106194

Victory! Another City Steps Up for Elephants by Banning Bullhooks. USA
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-another-city-steps-up-for-elephants-by-banning-bullhooks.html#ixzz3aBK4B140

Conservationist wins ‘Green Oscar’ for SMS ELEPHANT warning system. INDIA http://www.gulf-times.com/india/185/details/439233/conservationist-wins-%E2%80%98green-oscar%E2%80%99-for-sms-warning-system-

Satellite images show deforestation on fringes of UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cameroon http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0514-mrn-gfrn-cannon-report-shows-deforestation-near-world-heritage-site.html

Brazil beef industry pledges cut Amazon deforestation rate in half http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/may/14/brazil-beef-industry-pledges-cut-amazon-deforestation-rate-in-half

Authorities and Researchers on Alert for Turtle Poachers http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2015/05/14/authorities-and-researchers-alert-turtle-poachers

High-level meeting to stop timber smuggling in A’chal http://echoofindia.com/itanagar-high-level-meeting-stop-timber-smuggling-chal-85249

China works jointly with African countries to combat illegal ivory trade http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=282135

Illegal charcoal export still going on: activists. CAMBODIA http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-charcoal-export-still-going-activists

Rare primate rescued from Pune slum. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Kolhapur/Rare-primate-rescued-from-Pune-slum/articleshow/47291184.cms

Will the World Bank fund Guyana’s hot air proposal? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/05/14/will-the-world-bank-fund-guyanas-hot-air-proposal/

CURRENTLY IN PURGATORY AND WAITING

TO BE SENT TO HELL. APPROVED BY ….

….The CITES Management Authority of China
IT’S SO VERY, VERY, WRONG – ISN’T IT?

…CONSIGNING THEM TO A LIFE OF CRUELTY AND ABUSE IN CHINA.

CITES OFFICIALS CAN EASILY STOP THIS TRADE. IF THEY HAD AN OUNCE OF CONCERN FOR ELEPHANTS, THEY WOULD BLOCK THE SHIPMENT, WOULDN’T THEY?

YES – CITES OFFICIALS – ONCE AGAIN AT THE FOREFRONT OF EXPANDING THE

CRUEL WILDLIFE TRADE.

CITES OFFICIALS?

SHAME ON CHINA

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