No 423 Wildlife Trade News: 4th June

The daily dose of bad news about poaching, wildlife and environmental crimes

in the spotlight today ……………………

Namibia Loses 103 Rhinos to Poachers Since 2005, Ministry Says http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-03/namibia-loses-103-rhinos-to-poachers-since-2005-ministry-says

Why you should care about rhino poaching, in one chart. WASHINGTON POST http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2015/06/03/why-you-should-care-about-rhino-poaching-in-one-chart/

Look at the statistics and maybe ask yourself, ‘why is it when we know the main countries who have been importing rhino horns for years, none of them have been sanctioned by ‘CITES’. How much worse does it have to get before if, or when, CITES bureaucrats will take action against those countries?

No 423 Wildlife Trade News: 4th June

Search mulled for ‘lost’elephants. TANZANIA http://www.m.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/local-news/45610-ministry-mulls-study-to-trace-lost-jumbos

Tanzania in denial & still trying to spin elephant poaching crisis EXTRACT This issue should be of serious concern for donors who are providing significant aid to Tanzania, which include efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade and strengthen Government accountability. In 2012, donors committed nearly $2.6 billion in aid for Tanzania, with the top donors being World Bank (approx $643 million), USA (approx $419 million), European Communities (approx $183 million), UK (approx $178 million) and Japan (approx $42 million).

READ THIS REPORT AND BE DISGUSTED AND ANGERED AT HOW TANZANIA AND ITS CHINESE FRIENDS HAVE NOT BEEN PUNISHED BY CITES OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS. 10 years.

Two years and tens of thousands of dead elephants ago, Tanzania was threatened with sanctions, but it hasn’t happened. WHY? http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/EA-countries-among-eight-nations-facing-sanctions-over-poaching/-/2558/1722150/-/hh486pz/-/index.html

DO YOU BELIEVE INTERPOL SHOULD NOW INVESTIGATE CITES?

IS THIS THE ‘FIFA’ OF THE IVORY TRADE?

Mr. Steiner …..

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HEADLINES ABOVE, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS STATEMENT? “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

Read EIA’s News Update in full at http://eia-international.org/tanzania-in-denial-still-trying-to-spin-elephant-poaching-crisis

The Truth Behind ‘Panda Diplomacy’: Is Renting Breeding Pandas Really Helping the Species?http://www.onegreenplanet.org/http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/is-renting-breeding-pandas-really-helping-the-species/

Press Release: APRIL’s new sustainability policy provides room for the pulping of legally established HCV areas http://www.greenomics.org/docs/Greenomics-press-release_APRIL%27s-new-sustainability-policy_03June2015.pdf

Julia Roberts may not have made headlines in a while, but her latest role in a deeply moving, conservationist video may just be the best in her career and it’s definitely her biggest. Julia Roberts is the Nature. http://www.dailyliked.net/julia-roberts-powerful-video/

CIO force anti-poaching expert to flee. ZIMBABWE Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives are heavily involved in poaching threatened wildlife species, according to an anti-poaching expert. http://www.thezimbabwean.co/politics/human-rights/76018/cio-force-anti-poaching-expert.html

Logger remanded for bribing MACC officer. SARAWAK/MALAYSIA http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1447134

Shooting of captive-bred versus shooting of canned lions http://www.eturbonews.com/59778/shooting-captive-bred-versus-shooting-canned-lions

Penalties top $55,000 in killing of 265 snow geese. USA

http://www.wgal.com/news/penalties-top-55000-in-killing-of-265-snow-geese/33371146

Sir David Attenborough: my passion for wild chimpanzees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETMweNhtNpg

Where do the tigers go? Proposed highway through Sariska encroaches through tiger territory http://www.firstpost.com/india/tigers-go-proposed-highway-sariska-encroaches-tiger-territory-2276528.html

More lucrative than cocaine, HK retailers cashing in on CITES-Appendix-I-listed fish bladders http://goo.gl/3WWKXe

CITES ISN’T WORKING – IS IT?

New private zoo helps Ukrainians forget conflict http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2015/06/04/374346/new-private-zoo-helps-ukrainians-forget-conflict.html

Wildlife charity hails Mirror’s ivory trade campaign as thousands of elephants saved

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/wildlife-charity-hails-mirrors-ivory-5819238

Ivory Sales Loophole Is Shameful. USA http://www.courant.com/opinion/letters/hc-ugc-article-be-on-the-right-side-of-history-connecticut-2015-06-03-story.html

Lufthansa joins the hunting trophy ban http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2015/06/lufthansa-joins-the-hunting-trophy-ban/

Sustaining the homeland of the Sumatran tiger http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/06/04/sustaining-homeland-sumatran-tiger.html

Unlikely ‘champion’ in battle for Indonesia’s forests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32997037

Govt forms another anti-illegal fishing task force. INDONESIA – See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/06/04/govt-forms-another-anti-illegal-fishing-task-force.html#sthash.ESwkCzg2.dpuf

Tiger temple scare http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2015/05/tiger-temple-scare/comment-page-1/

Protected species found in man’s flat. CAMBODIA http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protected-species-found-mans-flat

49pc Sabah forest reserves permanent http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=100325

Bears continue to suffer despite ban on bile. VIETNAM EXTRACT: Last week, five more bears held captive in northern Quang Ninh Province’s bear-bile farms were reported to have died. http://vietnamnews.vn/opinion/op-ed/271255/bears-continue-to-suffer-despite-ban-on-bile.html

The Hidden Cruelty Behind Cute Exotic Cat Cub Petting Attractions http://www.onegreenplanet.org/http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/the-hidden-cruelty-behind-cute-exotic-cat-cub-petting-attractions/

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