05 April 2010

Frustrated about wildlife trade? Do something about it

Baby sharks are being sold at Sheng Siong supermarket! This according to a media report today.
Another recent media article reports Singapore is a global hub for wildlife trafficking. ACRES investigations also recently showed tiger parts being widely sold in Singapore. Singaporeans are so oblivious that a major publication recently featured a tiger skin on their cover.

Have you felt frustrated about these issues? What can an ordinary person do about wildlife trade in Singapore?

Learn more from Louis Ng of Acres this Friday at the upcoming Leafmonkey Workshop.

Wiping out the trade
The workshop will cover the wildlife trade situation in Singapore and perhaps Southeast Asia and the laws that are in place and what steps can be taken to curb the trade further!

The workshop is aimed at helping nature guides explain wildlife trade issues and help ordinary people understand what they can do about it.

Louis Ng is Founder and Executive Director of the Animals Concerns, Research and Education Society or ACRES in Singapore. He has a degree in biology and a Masters of Science in Primate Conservation. Since its formation in 2001, ACRES has launched numerous campaigns to make Singapore an animal-friendly city. Its mission is to create a caring and socially responsible society where animals are treated as sentient beings and where the environment is preserved for future generations. Its campaigns have led to the improvement of local wildlife laws. ACRES undercover investigations have also led to a clamp down on the illegal trade in wildlife and its work has led to the rescue of more than 160 animals from the illegal wildlife trade.

Date: 9 Apr (Fri)
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Civil Service College

Please register by 7 Apr.

More details on the Leafmonkey Workshop

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