WILDLIFE TRADE NEWS – CITES / CHINA SPECIAL REPORT …….. Update

CITES reacts at last but almost as if with
both feet on the brakes … WHAT IS GOING
ON AT THE CITES SECRETARIAT?
The word ‘complicit’ comes to mind … they sure
are not coming out smelling of roses here …

Please note: The CITES Secretariat finally got around today to posting one (only) news report about the Chinese importing ivory from Tanzania. One report is better than none, but it’s unfortunate the Secretariat only posted the report after this omission was highlighted in Thursday’s newsletter.

WILL THE CITES SECRETARIAT AND CHAIR OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE PLEASE …

……..immediately enact Rule 19 of this page of the convention http://cites.org/sites/default/files/eng/com/sc/rules.pdf

“Notice of meetings shall normally be given by the

Secretariat at least 75 days, and in case of emergency

meetings at least 14 days, in advance of the meeting.

………and call an EMERGENCY MEETING to discuss CITES response to this

most alarming report http://eia-international.org/crime-corruption-behind-tanzanias-elephant-meltdown and the still out of control trade in ivory and rhino horn?

It can’t wait until next August, can it? Please give the elephants and rhinos a fighting chance of survival: Will you? It’s not much to ask, is it? It’s a question of life or death for the elephants and rhinos.

CITES GETS TO CHOOSE WHETHER MORE ELEPHANTS (and rhinos)

ARE TO BE SLAUGHTERED – OR NOT.

IF THIS IS NOT AN “EMERGENCY” – WHAT IS?

EIA

EIA

From this …………………………………………….. to this ……………………………….

to make into this ………………………………………all because of Chinese corruption and greed.

EIA

THE WORLD CAN NO LONGER STAND BY AND

WATCH CHINA (AND VIETNAM) DECIMATE

ELEPHANTS – WITH CITES TAKING NO ACTION.

DO YOU BELIEVE THE CITES SECRETARIAT HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO

RELEASE A PUBLIC STATEMENT CONDEMNING – or AT LEAST

EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER

THIS LATEST CHINESE DEVELOPMENT? IT’S NOT A LOT TO ASK – IS IT?

DOING NOTHING MEANS MORE OF THE SAME YOU SEE BELOW, DOESN’T IT?

ISN’T THIS WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING UP TO NOW?

“Those who have the privilege to know

have the duty to act.”
Albert Einstein

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