Thursday, March 20, 2008

Congressional Hearing on Wildlife Trade
On March 5 the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the impact of wildlife trade. You can read the transcripts of the meeting by visiting and clicking on the names of the speakers. One speaker was Steve Galster, Director of Field Operations for Wildlife Alliance Thailand, a Clouded Leopard Project partner. He provided passionate testimony about the effects of organized illegal wildlife traffickers wrecking havoc on ecosystems throughout Asia, endangering wildlife officials, and making a mockery of wildlife protection laws. Steve advocates for the U.S. government taking a leading role in the fight against these international criminals by committing security resources and expertise to aid global law enforcement efforts. I strongly urge you to read his testimony and that of other experts for their views on combating these crimes against nature.


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