TRAXXfm Celebrates International Tiger Day

 
TRAXXfm celebrates the International Tiger Day. Lets help to protect the Tigers by learning about the species and why it is important to protect its' habitat.
 
According to the TRAFFIC- The Wild Life Trade Monitoring Networks' website- Malaysia has between 250 and 340 wild Tigers, down from an estimated population of 500 over a decade ago.
 
In 2013, the country saw its biggest Tiger trafficking case when a local man was caught with eight Tiger skins and 22 bags of Tiger bones in his house in northern Peninsular Malaysia. He was convicted and sentenced to just 12 months in prison and MYR200 000 (approximately USD47 620) in fines, despite the law allowing for stiffer penalties.
 
The arrest of a man caught while ferrying a Tiger carcass on the back of his motorcycle also points to how emboldened some wildlife criminals have become.
 
The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) described the losses as the latest cases in a string of Tiger deaths in Malaysia and launched a petition calling for strengthened prosecution against wildlife crime and to ensure that the country’s laws are being fully utilised as a deterrent against poaching and trafficking, particularly of wild Tigers.
 
“Time and again Malaysia has seen Tiger traffickers and traders get away with a slap on the wrist, although the law allows for so much more. Why should they get away with lenient sentences, when Tigers get the death penalty?” said Dr Kae Kawanishi, Tiger biologist and MYCAT General Manager.
 
 
MYCAT comprises the Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia Programme and WWF-Malaysia and serves as a joint platform for work to conserve wild Tigers in Malaysia.
 
 
 
MYCAT is hoping to amass 100,000 signatures by Global Tiger Day on 29th July 2016.
 
The online petition calls for better protection for Tiger habitats and can be signed online, not just Malaysian citizens at http://bit.do/mycatpetition
 
Show your support towards the Malayan Tiger conservation effort by joining the Wild Tiger Charity Run 2016. More info at http://wildtigerrun.wordpress.com/
 

Catch the TRAXX Momentum special focus on environmental and conservation issues on TRAXXfm, every Tuesday at 11.15am.

Earth Hour 2016

 

Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has to engage more than 172 countries and territories worldwide.

The Earth Hour 2016 is on 19th March 2016 at 8.30pm.

Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement that has achieved massive environmental impact, including legislation changes by harnessing the power of the crowd.

You can learn more on the Earth Hour at the official website at www.earthhour.org or the official Earth Hour 2016 facebook page at www.facebook.com/earthhour

TRAXXfm wishes you a happy Earth Hour! Use your power to change climate change. At TRAXXfm, we care!

 

Commonwealth Day 2016

The Commonwealth Day is an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and Commonwealth values as well as the work of Commonwealth organizations.

It is celebrated on the second Monday in March every year.

This year's Commonwealth Day Theme celebrates the diversity of the Commonwealth , which is made up of more than 2 billion.

The commonwealth builds a better world by including and respecting everybody and the richness of their personalities.

 

TRAXXfm wishes everyone a Happy Commonwealth Day.

 

International Womens' Day 2016 #PledgeForParity

Worldwide, women  continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement and we have much to celebrate today; however, progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places.

The WOrld Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. One year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2033.

So let's celebrate the International Womens' Day by Pledging for Parity. Learn more about this years' celebration at www.internationalwomensday.com

 

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