Petition Against Rhino Poaching

Real Men Protect Rhinos
A four man anti poaching team is tasked with guarding the ol pejeta conservancy’s four remaining northern white rhinos, with only eight left, it is the world’s most endangered species.
Located in the laikipia district of kenya, ol pejeta conservancy is also the largest sanctuary for the black rhino, fewer than four thousand are estimated to remain. …
The rise in asia’s middle class has meant that demand for rhino horn has soared, with prices on the black market exceeding that of gold and cocaine. with an increase in poaching in ol pejeta, the anti poaching team now provides twenty four hour armed protection for the rhinos, and has developed a close relationship with the animals.
Sign Petition:
http://www.stoprhinopoaching.com/register.aspx
2013 is on track to be the deadliest year yet for rhinos, two rhino are slaughtered for their tusks every day on average.

Only Elephants Should Wear Ivory

Only Elephants Should Wear Ivory!

STOP the demand.  STOP the trade. STOP THE KILLING NOW before it is too late!

YOU can make this a reality by signing. Please sign!

As citizens of the world, we urgently request the Member Parties of the United Nations Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) and the Ministers of Environment of the African Range States to take strong, affirmative and sustained action to help save the elephant from the very real threat of extinction.

The current losses of Elephants as reported in the UNEP “Elephants in the Dust” report (2013) clearly indicates the current poaching crisis and subsequent ivory trading is driving the extirpation and eventual extinction of elephants across the African continent. Wholesale slaughter of wild elephants, throughout much of Africa, to meet predominantly Asian demand, has decimated the herds and seen a drastic drop in numbers which is a cause of major concern worldwide.

We, the undersigned, call on CITES and its member parties and our political leaders to ensure the following immediately:

• A global ban on all aspects of ivory trading, including destruction of stockpiles of ivory worldwide.
• Increased protection of the elephants’ habitat from destruction and exploitation.
• Stringent laws implemented and strict judicial sentences to be imposed on poachers and all those involved in the trade.

There is no valid defense for any trade in ivory, given the devastating impact on elephant populations, as a result of the incessant demand. In addition, multiple reports by non-government organizations state that any continued sale of ivory through the CITES mechanism is driving the continued trade and resulting in the escalation of slaughter.

We call for immediate action to protect these iconic creatures now and for posterity.

Only elephants should wear ivory.

STOP the demand.  STOP the trade. STOP THE KILLING NOW before it is too late!

YOU can make this a reality by signing.  Please sign!

Sign the petition at https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Only_Elephants_Should_Wear_Ivory/

County of Brant –

You may not have heard of the County of Brant but there is a lot to do and a lot to see in this little town! Their forests speak for themselves once you’ve seen their sights.

This town is a great way to get in touch with nature. Garth, the head tour guide on our Grand River Rafting tour, provided some great insight on the flora and fauna species that live in that area of Ontario. There are 83 species of fish in their waters, a wide range of wildlife (such as; mountain lions, coyote, black bear, raccoon, wolves, and so many more) just to name a few. He was a great guide and provided so much information that I probably could not get myself about this beautiful place.

Not only was the tour very informative but it was also FUN! They provide games to build on teamwork and also provide activities to make you think on how you would survive in the wild. For example: Garth told us that there is a game they provide where they give you a book of matches, tin foil, and an egg. The object is to build a fire, make a pot and cook the egg; the first one to cook the egg WINS.

My overall experience coming to Paris was extraordinary! I would love to come back with a group of my friends and show them just how fun this place is! This place is not only just a little town, but a town that takes pride in their beautiful forests and to preserve their wildlife that lives within it. Please take the time and visit this place. I am positive you will not regret it!