South Africa is motivating to MAXIMISE trade.
Either way, CITES appendices (I, II, or III) will not protect Panthera leo.
We demand #NoTrade.
The King of Animals is not a commodity.
Until today, humans have always legislated for lions without thinking of the lions’ perspective.
THIS MUST STOP
The One United Roar Talent Challenge was prompted by the old African proverb, which says: ‘Until the Lion learns to speak, the story will be told from the hunter’s perspective.’
Think of our wildlife policies. International policy bodies such as IUCN and CITES are meant to protect our endangered species.
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THEY?
The IUCN (World Conservation Union) advocates trophy-hunting as the primary means of raising funds to save lions.
It argues commercially: “kill one lion to save five”.
CITES (Convention for the International Trade of Endangered Species) bases its policies largely on trade, not protection, of endangered species.
We have to change this cold-hearted self-serving logic.
The One United Roar Talent Challenge is designed to activate your LionHeart.
Only then can you give the lions a VOICE and a VOTE
WHAT EXACTLY IS CITES and WHY IS IT URGENT
CITES meets every four years to determine how species will be traded across international borders and is due to convene in South Africa on 24 September 2016. It is the result of an international agreement between governments, and aims to monitor and regulate the trade in wild animals and plants by listing them under Appendices I, II or III depending on their assessed vulnerability to extinction.
But Lions and other endangered species are the “Silent Stakeholders” in human laws that determine the fate of their species.
Recent statistics continue to show drastic declines in wild lion populations. Conversely, we have seen huge increases in captive lions, now being commercially bred for the bullet in an escalating industry known as Blood Lions. South Africa is estimated to be holding as many as 8000 lions in these death camps, which offer cubs to tourists for petting as part of the production line that will later put those tamed lions up for commercial trophy hunting.
Dead lion exports are estimated to have increased 300% in the past decade, while wild lion populations have declined by over 80% in the past 50 years.
THIS MUST CHANGE.
IUCN – CITES
The Talent Challenge is intended to bring support for the plight of lions
from all corners of the earth through the voices of the future – our younger generation.
This is a high visibility call to action and a call to arms but with a difference:
CELEBRATION – not warfare – is the weapon of disarmament.
Our first Talent Challenge is now closed but we want to hear from you.
The battle for our endangered wildlife continues, there are opportunities to JOIN US in winning this battle.
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