China’s Escalating Global Investments and Wildlife-a must read!

Written by Bill Laurance. Many observers of China’s escalating global program of foreign investment and infrastructure development are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. In an ideal world, China’s unbridled ambitions will improve economic growth, food security and social development in many poor nations, as well as enriching itself.

via China’s growing footprint threatens to trample the natural world — China Policy Institute: Analysis

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GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS…

OCTOBER 7 is the GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS 2017. Elephantopia has been participating with the GMFER since the first Global March in 2013. This year, we invite you to participate with us. There are THREE WAYS to get involved :1) Find a city near you and march! We will be in Tucson, AZ at the International…

via GMFER 2017 — elephantopia

ILLEGAL IVORY DESTROYED IN TWO BIG OPERATIONS…

Remains of elephant killed by poachers for its tusks

Under New York State law $8 million worth of illegal ivory products and trinkets are being publicly destroyed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation along with retailers such as Tiffany’s. The items will be crushed in Central Park under authority of a relatively new New York State law passed in 2014.

Sri Lanka to destroy 1.5 tons of illegal ivory tusks. Sri Lanka is the first South Asian country to destroy illegal ivory obtained from poaching.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH GOVERNMENTS FOR THIS KIND OF DECISIVE ACTION!

NOT GOOD NEWS!

More than 100,000 African elephants have been killed in the past three years by poachers and every year more than 1000 endangered African and Asian rhinos are shot or trapped. It’s part of a global trade in wildlife worth billions, run by armed and well-organised criminal syndicates. John Scanlon leads the global fight […]

via Endangered animals under increased threat: Expert — judyachienggenet

NO UK BAN ON IVORY?

Foxes, badgers, robins and now ELEPHANTS: hidden manifesto plan by Tories to allow ivory trade Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic […]

via Tories BOW to wealthy antiques dealers and DROP ban on elephant ivory in manifesto — Pride’s Purge