Sunday, October 1, 2017

Massive Ongoing Endangered Turtle Murders - Sea Shepherd Offers Reward For Arrest Of Sabah Turtle Killers | Borneo Today

Sea Shepherd Offers RM21K Reward For Arrest Of Sabah Turtle Killers | Borneo Today  -- Turtles being butchered alive so the murderers can steal their eggs...

Note: The reward offer. This notice had accidentally said Sabah was in the Philippines (this is in Borneo), but a later advisory corrected the mistake.

Question: So how come the Sabah Wildlife Department did not offer any rewards???

The Sea Shepherd, an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization, angered by the recent deaths of endangered green turtles in Sabah’s east coast islands, have put up an RM21,000 reward to bring the killers to book.

The offer of the US 5,000 reward was put up by Captain Paul Watson, the man behind Sea Shepherd, whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

“Please contact the Sabah Wildlife Department with information and/or evidence,” he wrote. “It seems that the poachers are now too impatient to steal the eggs after they are laid; they are now resorting to excessive butchery to steal the eggs from their mothers. “There is no excuse for such savagery. These monsters need to be punished.”

Established in 1977, the animal and environmental warriors (my opinion) at Sea Shepherd investigate, documents, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. Captain Watson has been described as the “world’s most aggressive, most determined, most active and most effective defender of wildlife.” (a true hero)

The killing fields; shocking discovery of bone fragments and shells of an estimated 100 turtles allegedly killed by Pa’lau people -- How long will Sabah authorities allow the wanton killing of our endangered wildlife and say “we are still investigating”. Even foreigners know the value of Sabah’s wildlife; we don’t seem to understand that.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Investigation Links Chocolate to Destruction of National Parks - Mighty

Investigation Links Chocolate to Destruction of National Parks - Mighty
Cocoa production in Ivory Coast and Ghana responsible for the loss of extensive forested areas, endangered chimpanzee and elephant habitat
WASHINGTON D.C.– A new investigation by Mighty Earth, “Chocolate’s Dark Secret,” finds that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s, Godiva, and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The countries are the world’s two largest cocoa producers.
The report documents how in several national parks and other protected areas, 90% or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa. Less than four percent of Ivory Coast remains densely forested, and the chocolate companies’ laissez-faire approach to sourcing has driven extensive deforestation in Ghana as well. In Ivory Coast, deforestation has pushed chimpanzees into just a few small pockets, and reduced the country’s elephant population from several hundred thousand to about 200-400.

About half of the world cocoa market is controlled by just three companies: Cargill, Olam, and Barry Callebaut. The investigation traced how cocoa makes its way from growers in national parks, through middlemen, to these traders, who then sell it onto Europe and the United States where the world’s largest chocolate companies make it into truffles, bars, syrups, and myriad other chocolate treats.

“The extent to which big chocolate brands like Mars are linked to destruction of national parks and protected areas is shocking,” said Etelle Higonnet, Mighty Earth Campaign and Legal Director. “These companies need to take immediate action to end deforestation once and for all, and remediate past damage.”  

Monday, September 11, 2017

Proposed SHARE Act Seeking to Gut Every Unit of the National Wilderness Preservation System

ALERT!!! Hearing on Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act is tomorrow. Urgent action is needed right now!

The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act Would Gut the Wilderness Act and Public Lands Protections! EVERY unit of the National Wilderness Preservation System threatened.


The Insidious SHARE Act Facts:
  • The SHARE Act would give hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and state fish and wildlife agency goals top priority in Wilderness, rather than protecting the areas’ wilderness character, as has been the case for over 50 years.
  • The SHARE Act would allow endless, extensive habitat manipulations in Wilderness under the guise of “wildlife conservation” and for providing hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting experiences. The Act would also allow the construction of “temporary” roads, along with dams, buildings, or other structures, in protected Wilderness areas to facilitate such uses.
  • The SHARE Act would also exempt road, dam, and building projects within protected Wilderness areas from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)—eliminating critical environmental analysis of potential impacts and alternatives, and public comment and involvement.

OMG! This is an OUTRAGE! How dare they! As if the onslaught of nightmare deregulations and blatantly cruel policies against our environment, last
remaining wild spaces and imperiled wildlife have not already been enough!

These morally corrupted and ethically bankrupted political hacks, cronies beholden to special interests and all of the other sociopaths who support these types of atrocities do not care about people or planet and must be stopped!