LOAS SIN CITY IS AN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE SUPERMARKET FOR VISITING CHINESE TOURISTS
Save Wild Tigers are proud to be associated in part funding this great piece of work by Debbie and the EIA team.
In 'Sin City: Illegal Wildlife Trade in Laos’ Special Economic Zone', the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) documents how the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (GT SEZ) in Bokeo Province has effectively become a lawless playground.
The complex comprises a casino, hotel, shops, restaurants, a shooting range and massage parlours, and visitors can openly buy endangered species products including tigers, leopards, elephants, rhinos, pangolins, helmeted hornbills, snakes and bears – smuggled in from Asia and Africa.
SAVE WILD TIGERS MALAYSIA AND PEKA: SEE NATURE, SEE LIFE.
We are currently seeing unprecedented levels of deforestation across the world and Malaysia is no exception. The video on the left by PEKA Malaysia looks at deforestation across Malaysia - all footage has been shot within the last few months and illustrates the destruction taking place around the nation.
"The problem is not ignorance. The problem is greed. We are aware of the effects, yet we still allow this to happen. If we as the future generation do not take action, who else will?"
Save the Forest. Save the Tiger. Save Life.
AMANDA IMANI - SAVE ME TODAY
Please have a listen to 'Save Me Today' by Save Wild Tiger Supporter, Amanda Imani.
Amanda wrote and composed Save Me Today especially for Save Wild Tigers and our Malaysia 2014 campaign. We are very lucky to have such a talented artist working with us.
We hope it inspires others to get involved and #makeachange.
THE MAJESTIC TIGER BALL - A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED FOR MAKING THE MAJESTIC BALL SUCH A SUCCESS.
Location: The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Patron: Her Royal Highness Sultanah Pahang, Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom
'Congratulations and brilliant' were the words Her Royal Highness Sultanah Pahang, Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom used to describe The Majestic Tiger Ball which was a fantastic success and raised vital funds and awareness for the wild #tiger.
In addition to royalty, celebrity guests such as Jimmy Choo, Gok Wan and Jaime Winstone were in attendance and Malaysian singing sensations Ning Baizura, Amanda Imani, Jaclyn Victor and Natasha Sass all performed for us on the night alongside UK star Leee John from Imagination and American stars Pure Energy.
Guests were also treated to a beautiful performance by ballerina Maria Sascha Khan from the English National Ballet who wowed the crowd with her performance of 'The Dying Swan', choreographed by Mikhail Fokine in 1905 to music by Camille Saint - Saen's. DJs Harimau Malaya De Rajj, Panthera Najee and Jungle JazzieJay played until the early hours and a truly brilliant night was had by all. Thank you to all our wonderful performers.
A special thank you must go to YTL hotels for sponsoring the event and to The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, for hosting it so wonderfully. The food was exquisit and staff ensured the event ran smoothly. A HUGE thank you to you all.
Support. Survive. Thrive.
Funds raised from this event will go towards the following initiatives:
- Doubling Malayan tiger numbers in the Endau Rompin Landscape in the Johor and Pahang areas of peninsular Malaysia. WCS projects monitor tiger populations, train teachers in environmental education, maintain & establish habitat corridors and carry out on the ground patrols to prevent poaching.
-Investigations and campaigns on the illegal trade in tiger parts and products run by the EIA. Investigators work undercover in dangerous circumstances to gather evidence of the illegal tiger trade across S.E Asia which provides evidence for law enforcement agencies.
-The Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme (managed by BFF) which works to engage communities, secure crucial tiger habitat, tackle wildlife crime and monitor tiger populations in one of the most important tiger habitats left in the world.