As The Body Count Builds, So Does the Bullshit

CITES is currently meeting again. Discussions on the fate of our rhinos are taking place as you’re reading this.

As poachers kill, and rangers fight, CITES is talking. While the slaughter continues, CITES is handing out certificates.

CITES certificates for explemplary enforcement

Nepal, China, Kenya and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force recognized for exemplary enforcement efforts.

Looking at the CITES agenda, some of the recommendations on the rhino are as follows:

*Mozambique should develop a national rhino horn action plan, with timeframes and milestones, and submit this to the Secreteriat by 8th August 2014.

*Mozambique is requested to submit a comprehensive report on progress in the implementation of its national rhino action plan, and on any other action taken… to be submitted to the Secretariat by 31st January 2015.

*Viet Nam is requested to provide a further comprehensive report on actions taken…including, in particular, by providing an update on the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Directive On strengthening the direction and implementation of measures for controlling and protecting endangered, rare and precious wild animals, and a detailed update on update on arrests, seizures, prosecutions and penalties for offences related to illegal rhinoceros horn possession and trade in Viet Nam…to be submitted to the Secretariat by 31st January 2015.

And what happens if they don’t receive these reports? Or if the reports are showing these countries are failing? Non-compliance will be met with….what?

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558 rhinos have been killed this year (OSCAP)

It is time to enact sanctions against the offending parties. Our wildlife deserves better than “talk”. It is time for action, swift and decisive action. There isn’t time for anything else.

Please sign: Lobby CITES to list the SA Southern White Rhino in Appendix one

CITES-Don’t legalize the sale of rhino horns worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “As The Body Count Builds, So Does the Bullshit

  1. Pingback: As Rhinos Die, CITES Hands Out Certificates | GarryRogers Nature Conservation

  2. camillalemay

    WHAT CAN WE DO? A CAMPAIGN? WHAT? I FEEL
    HELPLESS…

    • Please sign the petitions to CITES for a start. At this point our hope lies in conservation groups like Fight for Rhinos, Helping Rhinos, OSCAP, etc. It’s frustrating we can’t just change this overnight, but we’re all chipping away, trying to raise the funds to gain the tools to fight- in the field and next, in the courtroom. We will Never stop fighting!

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  4. Could you please push this petition as well? There are already over 8000 signatures and various groups and organizations have been Tweeting the link. Thank you. https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/IUCN_Change_the_conservation_status_of_the_Southern_White_rhino_from_Near_Threatened_to_Endangered/?pv=2

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