Join Eli Weiss this week with a myriad of guests discussing pertinent topics of conservation in sense of Rhino horm, wildlife, and with many experts such as Lorinda Hern, Rhino Rescue Project: innovators of horn infusion; Loraine Liebenberg, Save Our Rhino: the first and largest comprehensive rhino social media hub; journalist Jamie Joseph Saving the Wild on corruption, politics, power and crime impacts the legal justice system; and Damien Mander, IAPF! What such great experts to have on our program in such a time of crisis, right?!? We will discuss CITES CoP17 and how CITES Pro and anti- trade stakeholders of politicians, breeders, conservationists, scientists, and NGOs riding are on the decisions… We as a people need to come together as a collective species and right what has been wrong for over a century.
Ecosystems And Biodiversity Consist of Individuals Not Just Concepts, with Dr. Ian Redmond By Eli Weiss
Ian Redmond says, âI am a naturalist by birth, a biologist by training, and a conservationist by necessity. But conservation for me isnât just about saving species. On a larger scale, the planet needs us to save functioning eco-systems; on a smaller scale, we must also recognize that species are made up of individual animals. For me, it became personal when I had the privilege of getting to know individual wild animals in the wild… I can truthfully say that some of my best friends are gorillas, and I care passionately about them and the future of all life on Earth.” His career shifted from research to conservationist when one of his subjects was killed. His work on behalf of animals was recognized in 1996 when presented with PAWS Humane Achievement Award, and appointed O.B.E. in 2006 at the Queenâs Birthday Honours.
So many critical efforts are happening right now! The CITES meeting in Bangkok, Thailand may well decide the future for elephants and rhinos around the world. The US. Wildlife Services are under fire for unethical killing of our wildlife- both endangered and non-targeted species. The USFW is working hard to keep up with the Environmental Protection Act and government policies, and we are facing global biodiversity tipping points everywhere we look. Our policies and politics and our everday choices do make a difference, both here at home and around the world. Despite all this, there is Hope, and itâs right beneath our feet – we just need to focus by each of us taking some small actions in our everyday lives to protect the future that our ancestors left to us and which we will leave to our children.
Wouldnât it be great if todayâs headlines were : Itâs okay. We can all come out now! the Extinction and Global crises are over, and Weâve Won! We donât have to worry about environmental collapse or losing our polar bears and elephants, and our world turning into one big corporate machine, because humanity came to its senses the other day – we all pulled together and turned our wild world around! Each of us one day said to the other, wellâ¦ hereâs what I did today, and Iâm going to do it every day from now on, and it caught on.
Loving You to Pieces- Join Our Wild World Talk Radio with Dex Kotze and Pippa Cobb Hankinson discussing the illegal wildlife trade. Just a few months earlier, in Kenya, thousands of poached animal skins were added to the ivory flames. We are losing our wildlife to illegal trade and insatiable demand. No matter which way you look at the economics, the demand outnumbers the supply as countless animal parts destined for foreign markets to be turned into jackets, handbags, boots, and wall hangings. Africa’s wildlife is being pillaged to supply insatiable demands in the east and the west.
Economics play a huge part in illegal wildlife trade. When we understand how macroeconomics influence pricing and multi commodity ‘black market’ trade in illicit wildlife ‘products’- such as ivory and rhino horn, we have a better understand of how to shift our focus and efforts toward systematic wide shifts and change in combatting illegal wildlife crime and trade in wildlife and natural resources. Tune in
Join Eli Weiss this week with Ron Orenstein, participant and Observer at CITES since 1987, and author of eleven books on science and nature. There has been a lot of discussion on the outcome of COP 17-so I thought I would look to an expert source to get the best understanding of how we can move forward within the framework we have . In Part One We delve in to the intricacies of CITES, what it is, what it can do, what it can’t do what we can expect it to do!
After such tremendous shifts in 2016 from the IUCN, to CITES, and to the US Presidential election… Now What? Tune in with Eli Weiss on Our Wild World Talk Radio as we go back to 2012 and hold the cards to the future. Weâre on the razors edge of what we choose to implement good or bad.
Join Eli Weiss this Monday with long time guest on Our Wild World Talk Radio Show and Lion conservationist, Dr. Pieter Kat with Lion Aid. On Nov 7th at 8 a.m. PT, Tune In as we discuss the #illegaltrade in endangered species more specifically #Lions. As time goes on we all notice and realize more and more that it is all about money and the politics within the realm of the Canned Hunting industry are becoming even more corrupt. But the ultimate price, will be the loss of the very definition of âwildnessâ. In the illegal wildlife trade, the fact that the value of an animal is only tallied upon its worth as a carcass or its parts shows that money will win the day.
Join Eli Weiss with Andi Rive on Monday Oct 31st as we discuss the Love Lions Alive Project and the work they do to help preserve one our planets apex predators from an industry that holds their demise in their hands.. On Our Wild World Talk Radio we’ve discussed the canned lion industry from all sides except one: The lions themselves. Today we talk about a true #Lions value, and that they are vital living beings with character and personality who deserve a life of dignity. Tune in Monday at 8 a.m. PT!!!