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Diplomat Artist Buzz – can the magnificent elephant be an animal welfare ambassador rather than an ivory trinket or circus act? – Share your thoughts.

http://diplomatartist.com/elephants-will-disappear-at-current-poaching-rates/

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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 Watch Film Report: INDIA WILDLIFE/ENVIRONMENT PRESERVATION
India has the globe’s second largest population & is one of the more densely populated countries in the world – wildlife & villagers may be seen frequently as competing for the same space and resources. However, wildlife and the environment are also a treasure of India and necessary for continued advancement of the country and its multifaceted economy as well as the health of its citizens.  –Watch–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/india-wildlifeenvironment-preservation/31033Image

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: POACHING NEEDS TO BE CONFRONTED AS CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, By Ambassador Mo
The spike in poaching of elephants for their tusks & other endangered/protected species has become part of an organized criminal effort & thus needs to be addressed as such by both national & international legal codes/law enforcement. This was the testimony CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon gave before US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the African Elephant. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/poaching-needs-to-be-confronted-as-criminal-enterprise/52960Image

Blog Report: ENVIRONMENT DEFENDERS UNDER ATTACK, By Ambassador Mo
Environmentalist has become one of most dangerous job titles around globe. Just as poaching of elephants & rhinos is driving unique species to extinction, vast forests are being consumed for timber, farming & quick profits. UN HR office highlighted murder of Cambodian environmental activist & human rights defender, Chut Wutty, who had worked fearlessly to expose illegal logging & corruption. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/environment-defenders-under-attack/51494Image