CITES CoP18 – Updates

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Banner image courtesy of CITES/Wikimedia Commons Above image courtesy of the NSPCA As the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), eighteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP 18) continues in Geneva (17 – 18 August 2019), there have been some significant results (with more still due in …

Trophy Hunting Culture

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Banner image: Namibian desert elephant, Kambonde – “…the animal’s death was a bloodbath” – “Questionable killing of Namibia’s desert elephants,” Africa Geographic, 25 October 2017  With the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) due on 13 April 2019, it seem appropriate to review trophy hunting in light of proposals to the …

Trekking to Save Big Cats

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The Trek for Big Cats Mantra “Every human being has the responsibility of nurturing and protecting their environment and to hand it over unspoilt for future generations to enjoy”  On the 1st November 2018, three intrepid souls (and avid conservationists) will set out on an epic adventure “to create awareness …

Worldwide Rally for Cecil

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Worldwide Rally for Cecil – Las Vegas gathering Update: – In 2018, the Worldwide Rally For Cecil will become the Worldwide Rally Against Trophy Hunting (WRATH). To join the campaign to end trophy hunting, please visit WRATH and CompassionWorks International. Tomorrow (4 February 2017), there will be rallies taking place all …

The United Kingdom Ivory Trade

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UK Government and Parliament Petition – “Shut down the domestic ivory market in the United Kingdom“ Update from ivory auctioneers in Australia: “Leonard Joel kicks elephant out of the saleroom,” Financial Review, 7 December 2016 On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, Action for Elephants UK organised a gathering outside of the Department for Environment, Food …

Japan Dolphins Day – 1 September 2016, London

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JAPAN DOLPHINS DAY 2016 Host Contact Info:  Japan Dolphins Day – United Kingdom, Facebook Event Page London joined activists around the world on September 1st to make a difference for the dolphins – Ric O’ Barry’s Dolphin Project. The London turnout was massive, bright and loud – the message was clearly delivered …

Rhino Horn Harvesting – “A Shortcut to Extinction?”

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Banner image – Courtesy of Brent Stirton, Getty/National Geographic Creative  On Wednesday (3 August 2016), I attended a live debate at London’s The Royal Institution of Great Britain. The motion before the house was “This house believes that the global trade of rhino horn should be legalized” – The Royal …

‘London Against the Dolphin Massacre’ – 1 September 2016

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On the 1st September 2016,  ‘London Against the Dolphin Massacre‘ and Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project will join forces once again for another HUGE, LOUD yet PEACEFUL protest against Taiji, Japan and its cruel barbaric annual hunts. 1 September 2016. Japanese Embassy, Piccadilly London,  W1J 7JT; 12:00 hours – 18:00 hours   …