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IUCN Species of the Day: Tulotoma Snail

Posted in IUCN Species of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2011 by Bush Warriors

 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm)
Tutotoma Magnifica

Photo credit: T.A. Conrad

 

The Tulotoma Snail, Tulotoma magnifica, is listed as ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Continue reading

Kenya seeks US support against ivory trade

Posted in Africa: Elephants, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Kenya’s campaign against trade in elephant ivory goes before the US Congress Wednesday as the government solicits support for its proposal for a 20-year moratorium.
A senior scientist from the Kenya Wildlife Service left for Washington DC Monday to testify about wildlife issues before a US House of Representative committee on Natural Resources.
Patrick Omondi, KWS Head of Species Conservation and Management will brief the committee on the state of elephant poaching with a view to enlisting the US support in opposing Tanzania and Zambia’s proposals to carry out a one-off sale of almost 110 tonnes of ivory.

If there is any question about whether the ivory trade is still alive and well look at these new products on the market.

And where does the ivory come from to make these fine examples of conspicuous consumption?

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