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Our Wild World

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November 06th 2017:Encore: CITES A Treaty for our Times with Dr. Ronald Orenstein Part 2

“For the worst possible reasons, elephants and rhinoceroses are front-page news today, the poster children for the worst excesses of organized wildlife crime. The present crisis is the outcome of some 40 years of history, some of it acted out in nature and some at international meetings where the rules defining the fate of species are endlessly fought over.” What has changed dramatically is the landscape of highly organized crime, of which the sole purpose is economics: get rich. When at the CITES level, focus is brought to the true costs of illegal trade and wildlife crime, we do have, in pla

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Dr. Ronald Orenstein

Dr. Orenstein is a member of the Board of Directors of the Species Survival Network (SSN) and the Elephant Research Foundation (ERF) and consultant for Humane Society International (HSI) Since 1987, he has been an Observer at meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). At the 1989 meeting he was one of the engineers of the compromise amendment that led to an international ivory ban. Ron holds a Ph.D. in Zoology (Ornithology) from the University of Michigan and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto. In 2002, he was appointed to the Freshwater Turtle and Tortoise Specialist Group of the of the World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission. If t
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 20/11/2017 08:00 20/11/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world “For the worst possible reasons, elephants and rhinoceroses are front-page news today, the poster children for the worst excesses of organized wildlife crime. The present crisis is the outcome of some 40 years of history, some of it acted out in nature and some at international meetings where the rules defining the fate of species are endlessly fought over.” What has changed dramatically is the landscape of highly organized crime, of which the sole purpose is economics: get rich. When at the CITES level, focus is brought to the true costs of illegal trade and wildlife crime, we do have, in place, through CITES, a binding international system and mechanisms to buttress participatory working groups, creating solutions and enforcing them. And this is where we, through our member nations laws and the work of public NGOs, to reflect changes in the overarching the landscape relevant to our times. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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