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!

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How COULD YOU help save endangered wildlife?

Featured Image -- 430You COULD stop buying Japanese products until they stop harvesting whales. You COULD tell your friends not to visit Iceland or Norway until they stop whaling and selling whale meat to Japan for dog Food.  You COULD not buy Kellog’s or Pepsi products until they show they are discriminating as to where in the world they buy their oil products. You COULD discourage people from visiting South Africa or Namibia until they do a better job protecting their wildlife. You COULD never buy any products involving ivory. You COULD discourage the unlimited use of disposable plastic products. There is so much you COULD do! Let’s all get on it!

Hong Kong’s big ivory burn begins

Wildlife News

http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/hong-kongs-big-ivory-burn-begins.jpg Hong Kong begins the first stage of its ivory stockpile destruction. This news report (2:16) show the first tonne of ivory being incinerated. The bulk of the 28 tonnes of ivory will be destroyed in a series of burns over the next 18 months.
http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2014/hong-kongs-big-ivory-burn-begins/

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Alarming rise in Black Spotted Turtle trade across Asia

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http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/black-spotted-turtle.jpg Illegal international trade of the Black Spotted Turtle in Asia has escalated over recent years and immediate action is required to stem the flow, a new TRAFFIC report has found.
The attractive spotted visage of the Black Spotted Turtle, Geoclemys hamiltonii, may well be its downfall. The… http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2014/alarming-rise-in-black-spotted-turtle-trade-across-asia/

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Fried pangolin steak sir? That’s 10 years in prison

Good for China!

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http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/pangolins.jpg A new law quietly slipped into place last week in China when new wildlife protection laws were signed into force. The new laws aim to dampen down demand for endangered wildlife and consumers can be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.
The Standing Committee of the National People?s Congress… http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2014/fried-pangolin-steak-sir-thats-10-years-in-prison/

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