The daily dose of bad news about poaching, wildlife and environmental crimes …
in the spotlight today ……………………
Chinese logging company takes over Guyana’s forests Illegal deforestation occurring despite Guyana’s ground-breaking low carbon development strategy – See more at: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1126-gfrn-cannon-loggers-raid-guyana-forests.html#sthash.xVqBf7fm.dpuf
( NA COMMENT: How/why is CHINA allowed to remain a member of CITES when it is involved all over the world in illegal logging and illegal wildlife trading? There must be an armada of ships entering Chinese ports every week carrying illegal logs. How difficult/easy can it be to spot such ships? Did you ever hear of one being intercepted by the Chinese authorities?)
Based on what you have seen and read of rampant Chinese complicity in the illegal wildlife and logging trade, do you think this poster below reflects the attitude of the CITES Secretariat and Standing Committee towards China?
What possible other explanation could there be for their apparent silence and lack of CITES enforcement action?
No 278 Wildlife Trade News 27th November 2014
New Virunga Rangers Complete their Training
The CITES Virtual College now available in Chinese. (NA comment: China and CITES applauding one another, again. No change there then. Remember this: It was the same Chinese CITES MA who rubber stamped the illegal (IT’S CLASSED AS LEGAL BY CITES, BUT EVERYONE KNEW THEN AND NOW, IT WAS ILLEGAL.) import of 145 great apes from Guinea.) http://cites.org/eng/vc_cn
Natural Ruses Rule Out Culling for Elephants in Kruger National Park, South Africa http://annamiticus.com/2014/11/25/natural-ruses-rule-culling-elephants-kruger-national-park-south-africa/
Tanzania: Park Vows to Preserve Forest Around Mt K’njaro http://allafrica.com/stories/201411260793.html
Abseiling Attack Dogs Deployed to Save South Africa’s Rhinos http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-11-26/abseiling-attack-dogs-deployed-to-save-south-africa-s-rhinos
Woman fined after being caught trying to bring crushed rhino horn and bear bile medicines through Cardiff Airport UK http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/woman-fined-after-being-caught-8173611
UAE donates 10 boats and a plane to Gabon http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/uae-donates-10-boats-and-a-plane-to-gabon
Prince William Advocates for Africa’s Wildlife: ‘Time Is Running Out’ http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20877104,00.html
South Sudan’s Elephants in Grave Danger as War Rages, WCS Says http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-26/south-sudan-s-elephants-in-grave-danger-as-war-rages-wcs-says.html
|Kenyans United Against Poaching – KUAPO posted in Save the Arabuko Sokoke Forest – Say No to OIL!