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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

December 02nd 2013:Wildlife Wanted: Dead and Alive - Trade, Trafficking, Policy and Law

With special guests Grace Gabriel, Kelvin Alie and Peter LaFontaine from IFAW’s trade experts, we’ll discuss efforts to reduce the devastating impacts wildlife trade has on many endangered species. IFAW works in countries where policies regarding conservation and animal welfare are lacking and through expansion of wildlife crime and consumer awareness programs that address each link along the illegal wildlife trade chain - source, transit and consumer countries - including efforts to better integrate animal welfare and conservation into wildlife trade policy and planning. These efforts dovetai

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Grace Gabriel

Grace Gabriel: IFAW, Dep. Dir. of Wildlife and Habitat Protection Program. A leader in the fight toward reducing the devastating impacts wildlife trade has on endangered species, Grace has been the driving force behind IFAW China from its inception, nurturing protection for both domestic animals and wildlife in a country where policies regarding conservation and animal welfare were lacking, and initiating the development of China’s first Animal Welfare Law. Grace has testified before the European Union Commission on protecting wild tigers; spoke at the INTERPOL Wildlife Crime Working Group meeting regarding controlling global online trade in wildlife and wildlife products, and before the UK
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Kelvin Alie

Kelvin Alie: A native of Dominica with graduate degrees in Biodiversity Conservation and Economics, since 2001 he is responsible for the management and leadership of IFAW’s work to protect wild animals from over-exploitation and illegal trade, leading the global expansion of IFAW’s wildlife crime and consumer awareness program. Under Kelvin, IFAW has expanded a Wildlife Law Enforcement Capacity-Building initiative, providing training, equipment and support to frontline enforcement personnel as well as public awareness aimed at reducing the demand and consumption of endangered species including bushmeat. He helps direct establishing a wildlife enforcement network for the Horn of Africa lobb
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Peter LaFontaine

Mr. LaFontaine helps to lead IFAW’s state and federal efforts to safeguard elephants, rhinoceros and other species threatened by illegal wildlife trafficking, and is also engaged in developing the organization’s approach to climate change advocacy. Prior to joining IFAW, Mr. LaFontaine was the Energy Policy Advocate for the National Wildlife Federation and a staff naturalist at the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation. He is a recent graduate of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders program. Mr. LaFontaine holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 29/10/2018 08:00 29/10/2018 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world With special guests Grace Gabriel, Kelvin Alie and Peter LaFontaine from IFAW’s trade experts, we’ll discuss efforts to reduce the devastating impacts wildlife trade has on many endangered species. IFAW works in countries where policies regarding conservation and animal welfare are lacking and through expansion of wildlife crime and consumer awareness programs that address each link along the illegal wildlife trade chain - source, transit and consumer countries - including efforts to better integrate animal welfare and conservation into wildlife trade policy and planning. These efforts dovetail with their capacity building toward frontline enforcement personnel through established partnerships with U.S Department of State and INTERPOL to strengthen national and regional enforcement agencies across Africa and Asia to combat wildlife crimes to protect endangered species from poaching and illegal trade. www.IFAW.org VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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