Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is actively engaged in efforts to reduce or eliminate trade in illegal wildlife. As a member of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on Transportation and the Illegal Wildlife Trade, CLIA is part of a prominent group of transportation and conservation organizations developing recommendations for how the transport industry can help shut down illegal wildlife trafficking trade routes.
Today bear bile farming ends in Quang Ninh, Vietnam – as animal welfare charity Animals Asia rescues the last bear in the province and closes the last bile farm. The rescue will mark the end of a series of rescues carried out over the past six months, with a total of 33 bears rescued. Quang Ninh had previously been a hotspot for bile farming – welcoming domestic and international tourists to its farms.
The Wildlife Alliance has rescued almost 1,700 animals from the illegal wildlife trade in 2015, with the organisation saying increased public awareness of its hotline number to report wildlife crime is a key factor in its success.
The African Pangolin is a picky little eater that some not-so-picky eaters seem to enjoy as well. Unfortunately, this dietary habit for some Asiactic countries does not bode well for this unique creature. The Pangolin is currently listed as critically endangered by the IUCN....
A few pro-trade Republican lawmakers are also wary of the deal, heralding a tough fight to get the deal through Congress, although this is not expected before March. "It also includes the strongest environmental commitments in history, requiring countries in one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth to crack down on illegal wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, and illegal fishing", Obama said in an email released by the White House. NYSE Post http://nysepost.com/obama-says-pacific-trade-pact-will-boost-us-u-s-economy-43836 ;
This Halloween, you can party guilt-free while feeling great about yourself. Freeland Foundation, an organization against animal and human trafficking, brings a bit of class and kindness to raunchy Soi 11.
Don’t just dress up as an animal, bring your party animal spirit to Above Eleven’s rooftop. Funky Freeland invites the crazy, wild people to not only dance off, but also to help stop wildlife trafficking and human slavery....
Chinese authorities announced on Monday the arrests of 16 suspected members of a smuggling ring and the seizure of nearly 1800 pounds of ivory along with rhino horns and bear paws worth $3.8 million (24 million yuan).
Police in Beijing said that as a result of a crackdown from May to August on illegal trade, officers hauled in 804 kilograms (1,770 pounds) of ivory, 11 kilograms (24 pounds) of rhino horns and 35 bear paws....
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