Wildlife Justice Commission

Came across this today, seems like a good step and reflects well on our perceived need for an International Environmental Criminal Court (IECC). Its intent to go after the higher levels of organised crime are indeed risky, and will open the operatives up to attack. Note that the WJC will have no powers ~ either to compel or to prosecute ~ and hopes to use ‘public outrage’ to shame governments into acting! The article’s final three paragraphs explain much … and are the same issues as for the IECC. The need to have such court is right now ~ otherwise biodiversity loss will just continue unabated ~ but the process of establishing one will be furiously resisted on many levels.

Finally, I wonder if there is a link between Mozambique and Macau ~ both former Portuguese colonies ~ with the former providing the export gateway, and Macau as the import route to Asia? Should be one for us to watch 🙂

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Michael White

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Marine Zoologist specialising in endangered species and remote atoll research. I use modern science and Ethnozoology to provide culturally meaningful conservation projects, with a special focus on the sustainable use of natural resources and food sovereignty. "Tread gently on the Earth"

4 thoughts on “Hi Friends!

    1. Ating SolihinAting Solihin

      I posted a comment but above it is a line “waiting for moderation.” Thus, I am waiting until tonight because tomorrow morning I will be heading to the forest again for about one month with one break of travel to the marine site. Salam. Ating

      1. JanosJanos Post author

        Hi Ating, I’m pleased to see that you are around. I will figure out how can I eliminate the necessity of approval comments from higher level members, like each of you. Interestingly the current framework does not always requires my approval when any of you send a new comment.
        Anyway, for how long time will you be away? I’d like to hear something about the idea of BA from you. Do you like it? Do you consider to participate as a founder? What do you miss? ….?????
        Best regards,
        Janos

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