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The Revolution is on… and we need your help….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2011 by Dori G

The Bush Warriors Tribe is growing and we need help……

Over the last year  Bush Warriors has organically grown into to a voice for our world’s wildlife. The reason for its growth is you. You, the people who care not just about themselves but about the world we live in. We have grown into a truly global tribe from  Africa, Middle East to North and South America, to Europe to Asia to Australia …The seeds have been planted and Bush Warriors tribe is now growing.

The power has always been with the people. But unfortunately many try and control it. But just like a wheel, history repeats itself and there is nothing new under the sun….. The recent events in Tunisia and Egypt are two additional examples that will be marked in history when the people said enough is enough and took what’s their….Their power, their freedom, their dignity….

We now need to relay the same message and become a loud voice for the ones that can’t speak for themselves.It is our moral duty as human beings to offer freedom and dignity  not only to the human race but to all other creatures that co inhibit our planet. Just like us, their ancestors also roamed our planet and some have been here before the human race has even existed.
Photo Credit: Fred von Winckelman

It is up to us as global citizens to rise up and say, ENOUGH…. enough treating our environment and our wildlife as if it was at our disposal and thinking there can not be consequences for our reckless actions. Just as many governments that have pushed their citizens to the edge and caused their demise,  governments and corporations are pushing our environment and all other living creatures in it including us, the human race into extinction. Are we really going to let that happen ?
Photo credit: Karl Ammann

It is time that we all gather as one unified voice and say NO MORE……ENOUGH IS ENOUGH…..

To get the ball rolling here are some areas that we need help in and would love to have you join the force even if its for 5 minutes every day :

1) Public relations
2) Online and social media advocacy
3) Graphic design
4) IT
5) Fundraising
6) Video production
7) Photography
8 ) Artists in all mediums
9) Marketing specialists
10) Products curators – Internet scouts
We are growing our store this year and are looking for new products anywhere from jewelry to housewares and anything in between we are looking for the coolest products out there that we could sell. These products need to have some connection for wildlife and the environment.

Want to volunteer? We would love your help… Pls  email us BushWarriors@gmail.com

Thank you for being part of the revolution…….

Asante Sana

Dori & The Bush Warriors Clan..

Rangers Burn Tiger Cub and Hack Feet Off For Tantric Ritual

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2010 by Dori G

An incident that caused a great deal of uproar in the Indian conservation community. This shocking incident of the burning of a mutilated tiger cub’s carcass occurred  in Pench tiger reserve.

Four tiger pads have been recovered and three forest rangers  with the Chairman of the Eco-development Society (constituted by the Forest department) have been arrested under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The incident has been confirmed by the Chief Conservator of Forests, in-charge of territorial Chindwara circle, G Krishnamurthy.

(images not from the actual incident)

The cubs pads were chopped off to be used for performing certain tantrik ritual, which they believed would make them wealthy.

To read more about this incident click here….

Indian Poachers Shift Spotlight From Tigers To Leopards

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2010 by kendickjerkins

With the dwindling tiger population, poachers are increasingly on the prowl for the country’s other big cat. And if figures are anything to go by, the leopard will soon beat the tiger in the extinction race. More than 70 leopards were killed across the country in the first three months of this year. And as many as 290 leopards were killed last year, nearly twice as many as the 157 in 2008 according to records available with the Wildlife Protection Society of India.

But wildlifers said the figure could be higher. Some say that up to 500 leopards are killed yearly in India, which has an estimated population of around 8,000 leopards. “Poachers have shifted focus to leopards because they are near-perfect substitutes for tigers’s body parts,” said wildlife activist Jaswant Singh Kalair. Wildlife activists have demanded a dedicated conservation program — on the lines of Project Tiger — for leopards. But so far, forest authorities have not taken any initiative. “Like Project Tiger, a dedicated conservation program for leopards is a must. Poaching of leopards needs to be checked to ensure they don’t face extinction,” said another activist.

A leopard skin sells for Rs 25,000 in the local black market. In big cities, the price goes up to Rs 50,000 and in the international market, it can fetch Rs 100,000.

To read the full article, click here

Prestigious International Conservation Award Given to Thailand’s Environment Minister

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Suwit Khunkitti, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, has been named the winner of the 2009 J. Paul Getty Award for Conservation Leadership. He is being honored for his efforts to eliminate illegal wildlife trade, save tigers, elephants and sea turtles, and create wildlife corridors and sanctuaries in Thailand. The annual J. Paul Getty Award for Conservation Leadership is one of the world’s most prestigious international conservation awards and includes a $200,000 prize.

Khunkitti’s work also includes a completed national action plan for tiger conservation in Thailand, critical to stopping the decline of tigers – a major conservation focus in 2010, the Year of the Tiger.  Khunkitti also revised Thailand’s elephant law and pushed reforms to require sea turtle excluders on fishing trawlers. Additionally his work has resulted in the creation of habitat corridors by linking national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand.  His enforcement team was also responsible for the biggest ivory bust in Thailands history. Throughout his career, Khunkitti has both actively engaged civil society and nongovernmental organizations in policy initiatives and supported constitutional reforms.

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Bones of Content

Posted in Africa: Lions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by kendickjerkins

This is a great article from our friends at Plan Your Safari’s regarding worrying trends in the illegal animal parts trade.  It focuses on the shady business of substituting Lion bones instead of Tiger bones to make traditional medicines. Here is an exerpt from that article.

‘We are beginning to see some worrying trends in the illegal trade of animal parts – and this time it is not just about rhino horns, elephant tusks, bear gall bladders, and shark’s fins – it is about lion bones. Yes, you read that right, lion bones. Ian Michler, writing for Africa Geographic Magazine in February 2009 as reported by Big Cat Rescue, exposed a growing trend in this shady business, and I suspect we have only just exposed the tip of this rotten iceberg.

But back to lion bones. Big Cat Rescue reports the use of “tiger wine” (rice wine carefully aged with added tiger bones or even whole carcasses) to make a person less fatigued and take care of arthritis and rheumatism. Since the tiger harvest is falling off a bit, the manufacturers of tiger wine are now looking for an alternative to make their vintages – lions. Consequently, and probably not only because of the wine market, the price of lion bones is increasing by leaps and bounds. If you happened to have some lion bones lying around the house two years ago, you could have sold a kilo for about $10. If you sell them now, you get $300. Big Cat Rescue estimates that the bony bits of a whole lion can now be sold for $4,000.’

To read the full article and learn more about this terrible issue….Click Here

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