Endangered rhino, poaching in Africa, African primates, wildlife documentary, human trafficking
Trafficking Humans or Wildlife… its all the same!
Chinese Professor Paper. This week we got the go-ahead from a prominent Chinese professor to go public with his inside information. He reveals the history and stranglehold of the devastating tradition of using rhino body parts in China and what he believes must be done to save the rhino.
His paper will be available via Nikela next week.
News24 Investigative Report. News24 journalist, Julian Rademeyer, reports that a South African lion breeder and safari tour operator, Marnus Steyl, has been found suspect of supplying rhino horn to southeast Asia. He allegedly made $2.4 million in 13 weeks trafficking 50 sets of rhino horn.
This reporter also learned that Chumlong Lemtongthai, a senior director of Xaysavang Trading Export-Import company, obtained rhino hunting permits and that young women were being trafficked to pose as rhino hunters.
It is no longer a secret that those trafficking wildlife are equally exploitive of humans.
Anti Poaching Intelligence. Kevin Bewick (guest blogger) with Anti Poaching Intelligence Group told us that his organization is calling for a long overdue moratorium on rhino trophy hunting. Seems like a no brainer doesn’t it? Especially in light of the suspicion that bogus permits continue to be issued and bogus hunters appear to be acquiring them.
“The Inner Core” – Who are the Bad Guys?
Independent film maker Ryan Sean Davy and wildlife adventurer Donald Schultz recently went underground and behind the scenes to capture who and what’s happening in South Africa to the rhino and their horn.
Ryan’s tale of making his film is posted on Nikela’s blog while he edits and prepares the wildlife documentary for public viewing.
Volunteers Shift into High Gear
This past week our newest Board Member and amazing digital marketing strategist Mike invited our core group of volunteers to get more deeply involved with the inner workings of growing Nikela. We are delighted to have skilled people like Danielle, Brandi, Niki, Saleha and others devoting their time to protect African wildlife and inspire others to do the same.
Read about our volunteers and how you can get involved too.
Protect Primates Campaign
For months now we have been evaluating and getting the necesary paperwork gathered to launch our Nikela Protect Primates campaign. You see the monkeys of Africa are in serious trouble. As populations spread they find themselves surrounded by humans which presents a mulitude of problmes for all primates involved (those with and without fur.)
Nikela will be introducing you to three amazing women who have dedicated their lives to protect and preserve Africa’s primates. You’re bound to fall in love with them as we have and enjoy assisting them in their work.