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Prince William and Prince Charles in Fight to End Wildlife Poaching

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 1665 days ago -
PRINCE William and Prince Charles met global conservation leaders at London Zoo today to discuss how drones and other new technology can help end wildlife poaching.

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Cher C (1429)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 2:55 pm

Thnx Marie hun!!


Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:25 pm
Tiger Territory, home to critically-endangered Sumatran tigers, is now open at ZSL London Zoo, where the 186-year-old site has undergone a massive redevelopment to make way for the 2,500sqm (27,000sqft) enclosure.

Visitors to Tiger Territory will embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat, coming face-to-face with beautiful tigers through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Five times the size of the previous tiger enclosure, the new exhibit has been designed with ZSLís team of tiger keepers, conservationists and experts to ensure that it perfectly suits the big catsí needs.

Tigers are excellent climbers and like to observe their terrain from a towering vantage point and Tiger Territory allows them to do just that. The exhibit features tall trees for the cats to scale and high feeding poles to encourage their natural predatory behaviours.

Carefully planted to mimic the tropical foliage of the island of Sumatra, the Zooís team of expert horticulturalists studied images of native Indonesian flora, taken by zookeeper Teague Stubbington on a recent visit to ZSLís tiger conservation project.

Working around the world to try to reverse the fate of the Sumatran tiger, Tiger Territory will enable ZSL to breed tigers at ZSL London Zoo and learn more about these elusive animals to apply to its field conservation projects.

The European breeding programme and the Global Management Species Programme for Sumatran tigers are both coordinated by ZSL London Zoo Ė where ZSLís specialists are responsible for ensuring a healthy and diverse population of tigers in zoos around the world.

Tiger Territory will inform and inspire a generation of people to treasure the tiger and understand their role in its survival. It will also help fund ZSLís tiger conservation work in the field, providing a lifeline for years to come.

I know some people hate zoo's, some zoos are diabolical, but this zoo is amazing and one of the top ten places to visit if you decide to go to London. At least these tigers are safe and won't be poached and killed, and hopefully they will breed to get their critical numbers up. Go go Charlie boy!

Thanks for posting sweetie xx

Christeen A (371)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:36 pm
Hooray for them. Thank you.

Richard S (209)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:59 pm
Wouldn't it be wonderful if drones could have such a great unintended consequence as reducing poaching and killing of animals. That would be something to be very thankful for. Here's hoping...

Svetlana B (20)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:10 pm
TY for sharing, great post

Nikki B (129)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:36 pm
Thank you Cher.

susan a (19)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:47 pm
I sincerely hope that the prince's are able to highlight the plight of wildlife ,maybe the press and national/international news will even be motivated and in turn our dopey politicians may suddenly find it fashionable to "care" enough to DO something at last!!

Bruno Moreira (61)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:56 pm
This is a great cause and im happy to know that people are actually working together to put an end to this madness....lets save wildlife one by one!!

. (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:04 pm
Wonderful. I knew I liked these guys! Lending their voices to this cause can give it the impetus it needs. Let's hope.......

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:26 pm
I'm delighted they continue to make a difference !
Thank you for sharing

Bryna P (139)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:15 pm
Thank you for the wonderful news!

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:39 pm
Wonderful. Noted. TY Cher

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 10:09 pm
This is great news that Prince William will be President of United Wildlife, a new alliance of seven bodies of conservationists to work on stopping wild life poaching. In an effort to bring worldwide agreement on steps to stop the trade, Britain is to host a high-level international conference at Lancaster House in London on February 12 and 13 next year.

It will be the first time heads of governments and foreign ministers from around the world will meet to define and agree joint commitments across species for tackling illicit wildlife trafficking.
Thank you Cher.

Barb K (1688)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:23 pm
God bless these Princes!

Giana P (398)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 12:44 am
This is very good news, maybe these celebs can have more influence than impotent governments!

Howard Crosse (21)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 3:34 am
ZSL is involving itself in some remarkable work, their site is well worth a visit.

Sara P (54)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 8:36 am
There are people that are fighting from years to stop the wildlife poaching, seems that somebody else think about to take this fight just now.........

Jane H (139)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 10:28 am
wonderful! Thanks for this news. It is good to see Father and son together working for the good of the world.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 1:09 pm
Time will tell if they do!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 2:17 pm
Yes, great news, thx. Happy for the tigers in their new BIG enclosure as well!
There have been ongoing media/TV reports about the Princes' commitment and engagement for African wildlife preservation, also addressing the poaching problem, I cannot complain about a lack thereoff.

. (0)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 2:22 pm
I'm pleased that William is looking to his father in gaining advice about conservation. Interesting, nearly 30 years ago, Diana was driven toward the human condition. A lot has happened since.

June Bostock (50)
Thursday November 28, 2013, 9:30 am
Noted. Thanks.
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