If you thought that poachers or environmental criminals
take a break on Sunday, read on and think again …
in the spotlight today ……………………
Jardine Matheson subsidiary accused of threatening at-risk species by cutting down swathes of rainforest for palm oil plantations . SUMATRA http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/jardine-matheson-subsidiary-accused-of-threatening-atrisk-species-by-cutting-down-swathes-of-rainforest-for-palm-oil-plantations-10255729.html
Southwest Aceh District Chief Detained in Palm Oil Corruption Case. SUMATRA http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/multimedia/southwest-aceh-district-chief-detained-palm-oil-corruption-case/
No 411 Wildlife Trade News: 17th May
Kenyan police nab Vietnamese with 12kg rhino horns, lion teeth http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=282465
NA COMMENT: Despite what you see and read about the bird trade in Indonesia, the authorities in Jakarta continue to turn a blind eye to the despicable wildlife trade right on their doorstep. CITES STILL ISN’T WORKING, IS IT? http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0511-jacobson-cockatoos-response.html
INDONESIA: A TINY SAMPLE OF THE WILDLIFE TRADE IN JAKARTA,. Much of it illegal. All of it unsustainable and approved by the government. Top officials have received and ignored countless reports. WHAT’S CITES GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS – IF ANYTHING?
and from the Pramuka market – where traders are aggressive towards anyone asking too many questions or wanting to take photos. This market is so bad as to be beyond any description we can think of.
Besides its illegality, this ‘dump’ of a market is an infectious disease and fire hazard.
The Indonesian CITES wildlife authorities appear not to care.
When you look at the headline and photos above and the quote below, what are you
thinking – about CITES and all its officials worldwide?
“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
INSTAGRAM. DUBAI BASED COLLECTOR. Will the CITES authorities investigate these exotic pets and how they were obtained? Hmmnn
Malaysian dam project opposed by tribes gets green light. (NA comment: Scandalous – and a terrible reflection on Sarawak’s Chief Minister) http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/05/16/malaysian-dam-project-opposed-by-tribes-gets-green-light-report/
Malaysian dam project opposed by tribes
Trophy hunting in Africa. You kill it, you carry it
Angola: Poachers to Receive 300,000 and Akz 600.000 Fines http://allafrica.com/stories/201505160124.html
Border Crossing Between Vietnam And Cambodia Could Spell Doom For Some Species http://www.techtimes.com/articles/53319/20150516/border-crossing-between-vietnam-and-cambodia-could-spell-doom-for-some-species.htm
‘Proof’ of harassment of elephant at Thrissur Pooram
Enforcement of environmental laws crucial for sustainable development. PAKISTAN http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=264108
Giving hope to our endangered species TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2015-05-17/giving-hope-our-endangered-species
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.