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United States Stands Up as An Ally of African Wildlife


Animals  (tags: us, illegal wildlife trade, poaching, allied, africa, wildlife, protection, animaladvocates, crime, conservation, endangered, goodnews, slaughter )

Tamara
- 475 days ago - awf.org
President Obama's Announcement on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Comes at Critical Time as Elephant and Rhino Poaching Reach Record Highs in Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, July 01, 2013 -- U.S. President Barack Obama announced today in a press conference with Tanz



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Comments

Kit B. (276)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:32 pm

I do hope this will have some power beyond words.

The United States will dedicate additional funding, technical assistance, and training to combat wildlife trafficking in Africa. The Executive Order will:

Establish a Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking and an Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking;
Provide $10 million in assistance to African countries to combat wildlife trafficking—specifically in Kenya, South Africa, and throughout sub-Saharan Africa;
Enhance regulations that directly affect illegal wildlife trafficking of elephants and rhinoceroses;
Assign a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) official to the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam to support Tanzania’s efforts to create a wildlife security strategy.​
 

Christeen Anderson (510)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:51 pm
This is great news however actions speak louder than words so we will see.
 

LMj Sunshine (134)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:31 pm
I agree with Christeen, ty,
 

Natasha Salgado (537)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:30 am
It all sounds great but i'm anxiously waiting to see what comes of his words...i really hope he doesn't disappoint the animals. Thx Tamara
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:28 pm
Noted. Talk is cheap. Show me.
 

Marlene Dinkins (234)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:37 pm
noted with hopes I hope this be real!!!! thx tamara!!!!!
 

Genoveva M M. (327)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:05 pm
We'll see, I lost my trust in that men, he talks a lot and takes very little action, in the mean time he allows the killing of other creatures like horses, and wolves for what I (One more time) lost my trust in that men.
This is for Obama like for any other government, all about money, but not respect for life; I wander what is behind that decision.
 

Christine Stewart (132)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:18 pm
I hope the we will MOVE IT and not just say we are going to help. Send in drones, the Army, I don't care, get stuff done so we can protect these animals!
 

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:20 pm

Mother Nature Needs Us

EXTINCTION

 

Mike H. (228)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:32 pm
Thanks for sharing
 

Danuta Watola (1206)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:27 am
noted
 
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