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The conservation troubles confronting pangolins were in the limelight at the Annual Festival de la photo animaliere de Montier-en-Der film festival this year. Pangolin experts from the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, TRAFFIC and the Tikki Hywood Trust spoke about the increasing threats to all these scaly anteaters.
The pangolin experts were there thanks to backing from Photographes pour la preservation de la Nature (PPNAT), who selects to raise awareness every year regarding a specific conservation issue. PPNAT photographers, this year, used their work to exhibit the plight of pangolins and would be showcasing their pangolin conservation work at more top events throughout the European continent in the forthcoming years.
There are 8 pangolin species across the world, 4 in Africa as well as 4 in Asia, bur with increasing demand for pangolins in Asia, both for their scales that are used in making traditional medicines as well as for their meat, which is eaten as a luxury dish. Africa is increasingly getting used as a place for animals.
Close to six-hundred kilo-gram of pangolin scales have been clutched at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in France since 2009, that includes a shipment of 250 kilo-gram seized this year in July en route to Lao PDR from Nigeria. Tikki Hywood Foundation’s founder and CEO Lisa Hywood told that Africa has become the target and thousands of pangolins scales from the continent are now being seized in Asia.
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Photography is a magnificent way to click some memories home with you following a visit to a state park. Children would get a scope to learn how to deal with a digital camera and get tips on how to click better images.
To exercise their new skills, they would have an opportunity to click snaps of what they see as occupying. Digital cameras are offered and children would be able to print a snap to take to their home. It is time to be a part of the Minnesota DNR’s Scott Kudelka on Tuesday, 26th August, 7 pm, presenting Digital Nature Photography.
This event that takes place at Waseca Public Library is open to the public and it is free of cost. The seating arrangements are based on first come, first served basis. The 8th Nature Photography Contest & Exhibit would take place on 17th august.
Matted snaps have to be handed to the photo committee from 12 noon to 3 pm. After judging, snaps would be on exhibit at 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris, on 23rd August and on 24th August. The exhibit would be at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Visitors Center in open hours.
The first hundred snaps are guaranteed adoption. According to rule, all the snaps have to be matted. Snaps secured to mat board could be from 11 x 14 and 5 x 7 inches inches. Labels downloaded from the site should be secured on the snap’s back side.
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