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EXCLUSIVE: Sticking to his Guns – Chad’s President personally involved in the fights for brighter future of his country’s Flora and Fauna

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2010 by Dori G

Over a month ago we wrote about Chad’s President Mr. Idriss Déby and his personal involvement and commitment in saving Chad’s wildlife.

Sticking to his commitment for brighter future of Chad’s Flora and Fauna, we are pleased to inform you that we just found out that President Déby recently removed a cabinet minister as well as a high ranking army official, that were involved with  wanton destruction of Chad’s Flora and Fauna.

One of Zakuma’s Legendary Elephant herds

Saving Chad’s Elephants…..

Sticking to his Guns – Chad’s President personally involved in the fights for brighter future of his country’s Flora and Fauna

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2010 by Dori G

Over a month ago we wrote about Chad’s President Mr. Idriss Déby and his personal involvement and commitment in saving Chad’s wildlife.

Sticking to his commitment for brighter future of Chad’s Flora and Fauna, we are pleased to inform you that we just found out that President Déby recently removed a cabinet minister as well as a high ranking army official, that were involved with  wanton destruction of Chad’s Flora and Fauna

One of Zakuma’s Legendary Elephant herds

Saving Chad’s Elephants…..

Support Petitions to Ban Ivory

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by kendickjerkins

It has been nearly a month since we first posted a petition in support of the ban on ivory. Now with CITES CoP15 drawing closer by the day the decision on whether or not ivory stockpiles will be sold comes even closer.  In the words of  Dr. Julius Kipngetich, from a speech last year,”everytime there is a CITES decision on Trade in Elephant Ivory, you always see a spike in poaching activities. The recent escalation is a direct result of CITES 2007 decision allowing 4 southern African states to trade in Ivory”

It is now imperative that people around the world voice their support for the ban on ivory because this meeting can and will decide the fate of elephants and other species in the future.

Help wildlife in Africa by taking a few minutes and signing the following petitions.

The first petition, found here is the initial petition we were promoting. It is sponsored by the Care2 petition site and is aimed at CITES Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers. The second petition, found here, supported by the David Sheldrick  Wildlife Trust is a request urging members of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of CITES to vote NO on the decision to sell ivory stockpiles.

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Ivory Wars intensifies as Kenya Spearheading the fight

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Patrick Omondi, the Head of Species Conservation and Management at the Kenya Wildlife Service, will be testifying in front of the US  congress.  He is seeking US support for his government’s proposal for a 20 year moratorium on the sale of elephant ivory.  All this is happening in the gear up for the major CITES conference March 13-25 in which many major African poaching issues will be discussed.

Patrick Omondi at the CITES conference in 2008 in Switzerland

Kenyan ivory stockpile burnt 1995.

Ivory Wars – Chad’s President personally involved in Saving Africa’s Last Great herds

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by Dori G

Concerned about the increase of poaching in  Chad and the loss of  some of Africa’s Great elephant herds,  President Idriss Déby is personally involved in the fight against poachers.

More images from the BBC…..

Lion poaching on the increase…

Posted in Africa: Lions, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by Dori G

With dwindling numbers,  rapid habitat loss including poisoning by farming communities, increasingly high numbers of  lions are being both targeted and have become victims of  reckless snaring. Below are some heart breaking images:

Video of poachers caught in the Mara Triangle with a young freshly skinned lion. As you can see his main has not fully developed yet.

Snared lioness

Agony of Ivory

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by kendickjerkins

Encouraged by the efforts of the southern African countries to have their elephant populations downlisted to Appendix 2 of CITES, poaching in  Africa has continued,  even increased. Southern Africa continues to be an attractive destination for illegal ivory from elsewhere in Africa and, with massive corruption and official incompetence on its side, this illegal ivory easily finds its way to destinations in the Far East.

Elephants are highly intelligent and social beings; they mourn for their dead, care for and nurture their young, and communicate with each other over vast distances using sub sonic rumbles. Please help us to ensure that they are not treated as mere commodities, to be turned into tins of meat and trinkets made from their skin, hair and tusks.