Another dose of bad news about poaching,
wildlife and environmental crimes …
in the spotlight today ……………………
What is the difference between these two headlines?
Wildlife crisis. CITES calls emergency talks.
The one above should be true, but it is not. see below: If the whole of the EU can, and does, respond to a crisis this way, why not CITES? Could it be because politicians are elected, accountable and can lose their jobs if they screw up? Whereas CITES officials get the same pay and benefits, maybe even promotion, regardless of whether or not the law is broken and species disappear? Who can YOU hold accountable?
Migrant crisis: EU calls emergency talks https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=uk&tbm=nws&authuser=0&q=eu&oq=eu&gs_l=news-cc.3..43j0l10j43i53.37559.37987.0.38722.214.171.124.0.0.0.121.224.0j2.2.0…0.0…1ac.1.CBwyTDeGCok
“A body of men and women holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” ― Thomas Paine
No 503 Wildlife Trade News: 31st August 2015
ARGENTINA: CHINESE oil exploration plans in Argentine national park fuel local anger http://news.mongabay.com/2015/08/oil-exploration-plans-in-argentine-national-park-fuel-local-anger/
The one picture that defines life in captivity for zoo animals."A moment’s interest and comedy for the visitors… and a lifetime’s captivity for the orangutan."
USA: Marin man’s alleged sidekick pleads guilty in rhino horn smuggling case http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20150830/marin-mans-alleged-sidekick-pleads-guilty-in-rhino-horn-smuggling-case
India: No country for wild tigers? Authorities seek to widen a road that would cut wildlife corridors and put the future sustainability of three tiger reserves at risk http://www.theguardian.com/environment/india-untamed/2015/aug/31/india-no-country-for-wild-tigers
INDIA: Tribal families to leave wildlife sanctuary http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/tribal-familiesto-leave-wildlife-sanctuary/article7598516.ece
SARAWAK/MALAYSIA: ‘Selling wildlife is killing Miri’s image with tourists’ http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/08/31/Selling-wildlife-is-killing-Miris-image-with-tourists/
PAKISTAN: PM shows concern over poor condition of forests http://tribune.com.pk/story/947856/degrading-environment-pm-shows-concern-over-poor-condition-of-forests/
Industrial concessions causing massive deforestation in Cambodia http://news.mongabay.com/2015/08/land-concessions-responsible-for-large-scale-deforestation-in-cambodia/
APEC cracks down on illegal wildlife trafficking http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/901440998638/apec-cracks-down-on-illegal-wildlife-trafficking