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.
Decades of data tells us our world is quickly sliding past tipping points to points of no return. In just the last decade viable populations across the board have or are disappearing. That we not reaching global sustainable development and environmental goals compatible and conducive to the continuance of life as we know it. We must take action now to implement multilayered solutions, options and alternatives. The decisions of trade in endangered flora and fauna is CITES. CoP17 is happening right now. So what is CITES? How will the decisions made there affect life as we know it? To better understand what is at stake, today we have Nick Lynch and Tim Gorski,two of a team of four WildiZe Observers to CITES reporting direct from Johannesburg.