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With the 66th Biennial Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC66) under way in Slovenia, here's a reminder as to why whales are so important, not just for the health of the oceans but for the entire planet.
This wonderful short film, 'How Whales Change Climate' from Sustainable Human, serves as a poignant reminder that the environment is, essentially, all one thing ...
Please share far and wide to spread word!
* Learn more about the key issues on the agenda at IWC66 at eia-international.org/human-threats-whales-dolphins-iwcs-agenda
* Read EIA's new report on man-made environmental threats to ceteceans, 'Plight of the Ocean Sentinels', at eia-international.org/report/plight-ocean-sentinels
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6 hours ago ·
Indonesia: Critically endangered slow lorises saved from illegal Facebook sale
Dozens of critically endangered slow lorises have been saved in Indonesia from being sold on Facebook by wildlife traffickers.
Some of the 34 "extremely stressed" Javan primates had bite wounds suspected to have been caused by being crammed together in small crates.
Six had been shot with air rifles, some had their teeth clipped and several were pregnant. One had given birth since being seized in the West Java province capital of Bandung.
Five people - three suspected hunters and two dealers - were arrested in the operation carried out by the special criminal investigation directorate of West Java regional police.
Officials at East Sussex-based International Animal Rescue (IAR) said the nocturnal primates are being sold via Facebook and other social media by animal traffickers seeking big profits.
Full story at www.itv.com/news/2016-10-23/endangered-slow-lorises-saved-from-being-sold-illegally-on-facebook/
#Indonesia #loris #slowloris Facebook International Animal Rescue
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6 hours ago ·
Kenya: Brothers suspected of ivory trade could now be in South Sudan, say police
Two Kenyans wanted in connection with exporting 511 pieces of ivory seized in Thailand last year could be in South Sudan, security agents say.
Mr Nicholas Mweri Jefwa, 40, and his brother Samuel Bakari Jefwa, 27, have been on the run since April 2015 when Thai port officials seized 3,127 kilogrammes of ivory stashed in a container marked “tea leaves”. The ivory was valued at Sh576 million.
The two, described by police as part of a cartel involved in ivory trade in East Africa and the Great Lakes region, left their rental house in Nyali Estate, Mombasa, and crossed into Tanzania.
They are wanted for clearing the ivory container.
Thai authorities also impounded another consignment of ivory weighing four tonnes, believed to have originated from Mombasa.
Police sources privy to investigations said an operation in Tanzania failed to net the pair.
Full story at www.nation.co.ke/news/Suspected-ivory-traders-could-be-hiding-in-S-Sudan/1056-3426420-2fhqd7/
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7 hours ago ·