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EIA is currently seeking consultants to work with its Climate Campaign, to be based in The Netherlands and Germany.
The European Union (EU) recently adopted the EU F-Gas Regulation, a comprehensive package of policies designed to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions with implications for producers, importers, manufacturers, operators, contractors and consumers.
EIA is seeking consultants to assist in its campaign to advance implementation of the F-Gas Regulation in The Netherlands and Germany though targeted activities in key policy areas designed to promote best practices and governance, including raising awareness among key government officials and stakeholders, promoting the adoption of national measures and fostering national media attention.
Full details at:
* The Netherlands - eia-international.org/vacancy-consultant-for-climate-campaign-the-netherlands
* Germany - eia-international.org/vacancy-consultant-for-climate-campaign-germany
#climate #HFCs #recruitment
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12 hours ago ·
Rhino horn smuggler Tony Guan sentenced to 30 months in US
An antiques dealer from Richmond, B.C. [Canada] who pleaded guilty to smuggling rhinoceros horns, elephant ivory and coral has been sentenced to two and a half years in a U.S. prison.
Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, was sentenced in New York Wednesday and also ordered to forfeit wildlife items seized during a search of his business.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York said in a news release that trafficking rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory threatens the endangered and vulnerable species.
"Without strict enforcement of international agreements and U.S. laws, these extraordinary animals may disappear from the face of the earth," said Bharara. "Tony Guan has learned the price of putting profit over the prolonged existence of rhinos and elephants."
Guan was arrested in New York in March 2014 by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents.
The United States Department of Justice said the 39-year-old bought two black rhino horns from undercover officers and then shipped them to Point Roberts, Wash., which is a short drive from Richmond.
Guan falsely labelled the box as containing "handicrafts" and indicated he had people who could drive the horns across the border, as he had done many times before, said the department.
While Guan was being arrested, Canadian police searched his store and found ivory, coral and other wildlife items purchased in the U.S., as well as narcotics including about 50,000 ecstasy pills, said the department.
Full story at www.cbc.ca/news/canada/rhino-horn-smuggler-tony-guan-from-b-c-sentenced-to-30-months-in-u-s-1.300...
#rhino #ivory #coral
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15 hours ago ·
Icelandic whaling: Conservationists split over efficacy of Obama’s sanctions, E.U. protest
Iceland’s whaling industry continues to kill endangered fin whales in violation of international law a year after U.S. President Barack Obama issued diplomatic sanctions to stop the practice.
Marine life conservationists celebrated the administration’s measures at the time, but there’s disagreement over how successful they have been.
Some criticize the diplomatic sanctions as not having “enough teeth” to effect change — as indicated by the 137 fin whales slaughtered last summer — and are pushing for targeted economic sanctions.
Others praise what they consider sensitive and nuanced sanctions that refuse to play into the hand of commercial whaling apologists, who are eager to marry their industry to a nationalistic impulse and Viking sensibility ...
* For more information on this issue, read the EIA report 'Slayed in Iceland' at eia-international.org/reports/slayed-in-iceland-the-commercial-hunting-and-international-trade-in...
A joint investigation by the Animal Welfare Institute, the Environmental Investigation Agency and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation shows that Hvalur has exported more than 5,000 tons of fin whale products to Japan, including 2014’s record-setting shipment of 2,071 tons.
But the market in Japan, where fin whale meat has traditionally been eaten as a delicacy, has been declining over time. In 2013, some of the Icelandic whale meat was even turned into dog food — just to get rid of it.
Full story at news.yahoo.com/icelandic-whaling--fin-whale-conservationists-split-over-efficacy-of-obama-s-sanct...
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16 hours ago ·