Is your engagement ring to you what rhino horn is to the Chinese? We investigate some marketing myths in light of the proposal to legalise the trade in rhino horn.
Michael Lorentz's insight:
Thank you Anton for a well constructed and very insightful article.
There is no doubt that legalising trade will be the final death knell of the rhino. The simple economics of increasing demand by legitimising a myth should be a no-brainer. I hope that articles such as yours, as well as an increasing body of literature against legalisation, starts to wake the public up to the fallacy that trade is good for conservation. We must do all we can to stop the 2016 proposal to CITES. And then we must find ways to rather de-bunk the myth - not an easy task by any means, but its where hope must lie.
▶ ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR
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"It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"
September 15, 2013 The Real News - ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725
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We are thrilled to introduce Peter Fearnhead as the July Interview
Michael Lorentz's insight:
Few organisations are as effective as African Parks in dealing with the real issues facing conservation today. We are honoured to have Peter Fernhead, CEO of African Parks offer us his insights in this interview. This is a must read...
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