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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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April 24th 2017:Lets Not Bank on Extinction with WildAid Peter Knights, Hong Hoang, Alex Hofford

In today’s globalized world little now stays local- from tourists to terrorists – can reach almost anywhere. From headlines of S. Africa ruling for rhino horn trade, to recent reports of thieves breaking into a French zoo and into a South African rhino orphanage to kill captive rhinos for their horns. may suggest a renewed surge in demand for rhino horn and similarly, the killing of a famous bull elephant in Kenya has depressed wildlife advocates. Although appalling incidents, there are many positive signs in the fight against poaching, trafficking and consumption of wildlife products, a massi

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Peter Knights

Peter has served as Executive Director of WildAid since its founding in 2000. He was formerly a program director working on illegal wildlife trade with Global Survival Network and a senior investigator for the Environmental Investigation Agency. He specialized in conducting global on-site investigations and campaigned against the trade in wild birds for pets and the consumption of endangered species in traditional Chinese medicine. In 1996 while working across Asia, Peter created the first international program aimed at reducing demand for endangered species products, receiving an Associate Laureate of the Rolex Award for Enterprise for his work. He initiated the Marine Protection Program
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Hong Hoang

In Vietnam Hong Hoang is the Founder and Exec, Director of CHANGE, with innovative communications and campaigns they encourage and inspire community action in care and preservation of the environment through education and action in changing habits in Vietnam. In 2013, CHANGE partnered with WildAid and multi-year programs to reduce demands of the most endangered species for illegal wildlife consumption in Vietnam. With Hong’s leadership the campaigns have engaged strategic partners and secured substantial support to achieve outstanding results in raising the public awareness these issues. Hong is a high-profile environmental figure in Vietnam; the first Vietnamese person ever to set foot in
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Alex Hofford

Alex Hofford is a photojournalist based in Hong Kong, where he has lived for over a decade, using the city as a base to cover stories in Greater China. He is also the regional representative for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). Since arriving in Hong Kong in 1998, Alex has carried out hundreds of editorial assignments across the region, having worked mainly in Asia, but also in the Middle East and Africa. During this time, Alex has built up a large digital stock library of documentary images. Much of Alex’s work focuses on environmental issues. He has been on numerous assignments in the Pacific Ocean for Greenpeace covering the problems of marine pollution, shark finning and over-fish
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world In today’s globalized world little now stays local- from tourists to terrorists – can reach almost anywhere. From headlines of S. Africa ruling for rhino horn trade, to recent reports of thieves breaking into a French zoo and into a South African rhino orphanage to kill captive rhinos for their horns. may suggest a renewed surge in demand for rhino horn and similarly, the killing of a famous bull elephant in Kenya has depressed wildlife advocates. Although appalling incidents, there are many positive signs in the fight against poaching, trafficking and consumption of wildlife products, a massive shift in attitudes among governments, transnational law enforcement, and people, in favor of reducing the demand and closing the illegal wildlife trade markets.. Today WildAid Exec. Director Peter Knights, Hong Hoang, WildAid Vietnam and Alex Hofford, WildAid Hong Kong, highlight just how massive these shifts are as we attempt a prognosis for the future, and the solutions at hand. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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