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EIA co-founder visits the Palace to receive her OBE
Jennifer Lonsdale, EIA Founding Director & Senior Oceans Campaigner, blogs:
"On Friday (May 20), I attended my investiture as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
"My medal was presented by HRH Prince Charles in the Buckingham Palace ballroom, ‘For Services to the Environment particularly the protection of Whales and Dolphins.’
"... My OBE is testament to the tenacity and achievements of EIA over more than three decades. It has never been easy but we make a difference for the future and without EIA this world would be a poorer place."
Read in full at eia-international.org/eia-co-founder-visits-the-palace-to-receive-her-obe
#OBE Buckingham Palace #oceans #whales #dolphins
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16 hours ago ·
The world has lowered its guard on the last wild tigers
Poaching for trade has been and continues to be the primary threat to the survival of tigers in the wild. It’s a brutal trade targeting some of the world’s most iconic and majestic species, to churn out trifling and entirely expendable luxury goods such as tiger skin rugs for home décor and expensive wines made from tiger bone steeped in alcohol.
Despite the escalating trade threat, however, the international community has been lulled into a false sense of security about the future of wild tigers in India and in other tiger range states.
With attention focused on the tragic poaching crisis in Africa, where thousands of elephants and hundreds of rhinos are poached each year to feed the gruesome trades in ivory and rhino horn, the world has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to protecting the world’s remaining wild tigers and other Asian big cats such as leopards, snow leopards and clouded leopards.
If we wait for thousands of tigers to be killed to take action, this magnificent species is doomed to extinction
... on Wednesday (May 25, 2016) we are taking this issue to the heart of the EU; Neena Gill MEP is hosting, on behalf of EIA, a major parliamentary event calling for EU action to end the tiger trade.
EIA together with partners Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) and Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) – will give insights into the situation on the ground in China, Vietnam, India and other countries, and discuss practical policy measures the EU can take.
* Read today's blog in full and TAKE ACTION at eia-international.org/the-world-has-lowered-its-guard-on-the-last-wild-tigers
#China #tigers #tigerfarms Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) European Parliament Neena Gill MEP
Image: Tiger skin rug for sale with permit at Xiafeng taxidermy, China (c) EIA ... See MoreSee Less
18 hours ago ·
Hong Kong: Customs seizes more than HK$1 million of ivory, hornbill beak and other contraband
Nearly 110kg of suspected endangered species items and rare agarwood were found hidden in four suitcases after Hong Kong customs officers intercepted a Shenzhen-bound car for inspection at an immigration control point on Thursday.
The consignment consisted of 98.65kg of suspected ivory, 6.82kg of suspected hornbill beak and 1.75kg of suspected agarwood, according to the Customs and Excise Department.
The department said the haul could be sold for more than HK$1 million on the black market.
A 50-year-old man was arrested in connection with the case. Investigations are ongoing.
Full story at www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1948523/hong-kong-customs-officers-seize-more-hk1-m...
#HongKong #China #ivory #hornbill #timber
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20 hours ago ·