Archives for posts with tag: conservation

At UN, Countries to Consider Need for Global Instrument to Protect Marine Biodiversity

Positive move for marine biodiversity & conservation from UN this week, including UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling in Whaling Case: Australia vs Japan eliciting temporary halt to whaling activities in Antarctic affecting fin, humpback, & minke whales.

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PRINCESS

“PRINCESS” June 24, 1987 – January 24, 2014
Bactrian Camel from the Doris Duke Estate, Super Bowl pick winner, and favorite at Popcorn Park for 10 years, died in dignity and a winner having correctly selected Denver over San Diego last Sunday. Despite heroic treatment and therapy, she succumbed to arthritic complications. See my earlier story last Fall for more information on Popcorn Park’s mascot and the Park’s manager, John Bergmann.

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights? By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as “Digital Diplomacy” takes another advance from the virtual?

An Accidental Cattle Ranch Points the Way in Sustainable Farming

Excellent NY Times article on SUSTAINABLE FARMING at TomKat Ranch that coincides with the International Week of Science & Peace & the UN Climate Change Conference call to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/business/an-accidental-cattle-ranch-points-the-way-in-sustainable-farming.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131112

Football Star Yaya Toure to Spotlight Illegal Wildlife Trade

Yaya Toure: “I became a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador to spread message that poaching & other forms of wildlife crime – is not only a betrayal of our responsibility to safeguard threatened species, but a serious threat to security, political stability, economy, natural resources & cultural heritage of many countries.”

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: SHARKS & TURTLES TO ELEPHANTS & BIG CATS TO GET NEW PImageROTECTIONS, By Ambassador Mo
Elephants, polar bears, sharks & manta rays to medicinal plants & rare trees are among several species that will receive additional protection pursuant to UN backed treaty for the conservation of endangered species if new proposals are adopted at a world wildlife meeting March 2013.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/sharks-turtles-to-elephants-big-cats-to-get-new-protections/56681

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT: POACHERS ATTACK WILDLIFE RESERVE – URGENT APPEAL!
Led by the notorious elephant poacher known as Morgan, the attackers killed 7 persons (and several of the Reserve animals), torched buildings, & destroyed equipment. Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo was attacked on June 24, 2012 by the poachers who used AK47’s killing the 7 humans including 2 Rangers. –MORE–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/poachers-attack-wildlife-reserve-urgent-appeal/54722Image