#EndWildlifeCrime Conference focuses on “one of the most serious threats to wildlife ever”
HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of Cambridge called today on the highest levels of government to form a global partnership to stop the illegal trade in wildlife – a trade that presents a grave threat not only to our natural world, but also to our global security. The conference took place earlier today in the St James’s Palace State Apartments, London.
China’s top actress and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador, Li Bing Bing, is joining the world’s largest wildlife awareness campaign against the ivory and rhino horn trade in a series of public service announcements beginning with “War.” The screen star will appear in five live action spots currently being scheduled to air throughout China as part of the “Say No To Ivory and Rhino Horn” Campaign.
Governor Cuomo urged to sign legislation to protect sharks and oceans
The New York Legislature unanimously passed legislation in both chambers to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide. Fourteen major animal welfare, environmental and conservation organizations are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign into law A.1769b/S.1711b, legislation banning the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins.
Today, former NBA star and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, launched a major public awareness campaign targeting consumption of ivory and rhino horn in China in partnership with WildAid, Save the Elephants, African Wildlife Foundation, and the Yao Ming Foundation.