Tag Archives: CITES

REMEMBER THE ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA…

On World Elephant Day we are reminded that poaching is a growing concern across much of Africa. Though attempts at working together to end poaching are being made, DON PINNOCK argues that stockpile sales of old ivory do nothing to … Continue reading

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GREAT JOB DONE BY CUSTOMS OFFICIALS IN HONG KONG….

Hong Kong customs officials just confiscated a Nigerian shipment of 1,120 elephant tusks—part of a haul of rhino horns and leopard pelts that totaled around $5.3 million in value. In July, HK customs seized 1,148 tusks worth $2.3 million in … Continue reading

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GAP YEAR ADVENTURE PROSPECTUS – 2014

JOIN OUR “GAP YEAR ADVENTURE PROGRAMME”  We are recruiting for our January 2014 as well as our July 2014 intakes GAP PROSPECTUS – 2014 “Click on the link above” Gap Year is a division of Soldiers of the Innocent a … Continue reading

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CHINA AND THE EU TO SIGN DEAL ON WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING….

Potočnik, the European commissioner for environment, and Zhou Shengxian, China’s Environmental Protection minister, will sign the cooperation agreement in Beijing, forging closer ties against wildlife trafficking through the exchange of information and enforcement. The deal will also give the EU … Continue reading

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134 CROCODILES SEIZED IN MOSCOW ON SUSPICION OF SMUGGLING

MOSCOW, July 15 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow authorities have shut down a “crocodile farm” at an exhibition centre in the city on suspicion the reptiles could have been smuggled into Russia, the city’s environmental department said Monday. The show at … Continue reading

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WHO IS OUR GOVERNEMNT GOING TO SELL THESE HORNS TO?

Cape Town – Government has unveiled a controversial new plan aimed at saving the rhino. The state stands to pocket more than a billion rand if it sells the rhino horn stockpile in its possession. Government has control of almost … Continue reading

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THAILAND POLICE ARREST GUINEAN WITH ILLEGAL RHINO HORNS….

A Guinean man was arrested on Saturday at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok,Thailand after he was found with illegal rhinoceros horns worth more than 10 million baht (US $320,000). Doukoure N’Faly, 31 was caught with eight rhinoceros horns weighing a total … Continue reading

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FIVE TONS OF TUSKS CRUSHED IN THE PHILIPPINE CRACKDOWN ON IVORY…

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in coordination with different local and international agencies, started crushing over five tons of smuggled ivory tusks at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City on June 21, 2013. The … Continue reading

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HELP TO STOP THIS KILLING OF TIGERS…

WHY MUST IT END LIKE THIS We need to END the tiger trade and STOP the killing. This year at the CITES meeting in Bangkok, tigers only received a 15 minute discussion. This is NOT enough…. Write to your local … Continue reading

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YOU HAVE TO BE JOKING……

Cites meeting is SA’s next step in setting up rhino horn trade Minister Edna Molewa – South Africa IF SOUTH Africa decides trade in rhino horn has a chance of saving the species from extinction, it could apply to the … Continue reading

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