This is what happen’s in China

Subject: RE: The Tiger Mafia selected at Outdocs Dear Karl, dear Laurin, The festival just contacted me about the censorship :  As know, all the films will be examined by censorship before officially enter our festival this year. And we are sorry to inform you that The Tiger Mafia did not pass the censorship. The previous pre-confirmation willContinue reading “This is what happen’s in China”

The Tiger Mafia in Swiss Newspaper’s Filmhighlights

Published by Gregor Schenker, Pascal Blum, Hans Jürg Zinsli – in “Tagesanzeiger”, 19.08.2021 https://bit.ly/2WhTID9 The Tiger Mafia Dokumentarfilm von Karl Ammann und Laurin Merz, CH 2021, 90 Min. Die Netflix-Serie «Tiger King» war unterhaltsam, befasste sich aber nur oberflächlich mit dem internationalen Tigerhandel. Was es mit diesem auf sich hat, zeigt der Dokfilm «The TigerContinue reading “The Tiger Mafia in Swiss Newspaper’s Filmhighlights”

The Tiger Mafia/Cannes 2021

By SWISS FILMS – published on https://bit.ly/3AOdJjs – July 1st 2021 We are looking forward to Festival de Cannes 2021 with two Swiss world premieres: OLGA, the first feature film by Elie Grappe and the short film ON SOLID GROUND by Jela Hasler are selected for the competition of the renowned Semaine de la Critique. In our lineContinue reading “The Tiger Mafia/Cannes 2021”

Skin in the game? Reptile leather trade embroils conservation authority

by Elizabeth Claire Alberts on 19 April 2021 See related film by Karl Ammann: The Medan Connection The reptile skin trade is a controversial issue, with some experts saying that harvesting programs help conserve species and provide livelihood benefits, while others say that the trade is fraught with issues and animal welfare concerns. From aContinue reading “Skin in the game? Reptile leather trade embroils conservation authority”

Two legal challenges expose grave flaws at the heart of global wildlife trading system

February 17, 2021 in The Canary By Tracy Keeling The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is one of the most important international bodies in the world right now. Its actions and choices have immense bearing on what the future holds. CITES determines what trade in at-risk wildlifeContinue reading “Two legal challenges expose grave flaws at the heart of global wildlife trading system”

CITES protection of animals no longer fit for purpose, says wildlife filmmaker

September 21, 2020 By Don Pinnock One of the world’s worst wildlife scams is being permitted by the United Nations organisation formed to protect wild animals from over-exploitation and regulate trade. It all hinges on the letter Z on an export and import permit. Is forcing an elephant to sit on its haunches while twirlingContinue reading “CITES protection of animals no longer fit for purpose, says wildlife filmmaker”

‘The legal and illegal trade are inseparable’: The drain of Africa’s chimpanzees for foreign zoos

September 17, 2020 By Louise Boyle Chimps in South Africa due to be shipped to China under questionable circumstances, conservationists believe. We are working with conservation charity Space for Giants to protect wildlife at risk from poachers due to the conservation funding crisis caused by Covid-19. Help is desperately needed to support wildlife rangers, localContinue reading “‘The legal and illegal trade are inseparable’: The drain of Africa’s chimpanzees for foreign zoos”

How We Can Use the CITES Wildlife Trade Agreement to Help Prevent Pandemics

August 24, 2020 By Bruce J. Weissgold, Peter Knights, Susan Lieberman, Russell Mittermeier At the moment, we can’t—so let’s adapt it In reaction to the global COVID-19 pandemic, attention has focused on the potential role of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to further regulate—or ban—various formContinue reading “How We Can Use the CITES Wildlife Trade Agreement to Help Prevent Pandemics”

How China’s Expanding Fishing Fleet Is Depleting the World’s Oceans

August 17, 2020 By Ian Urbina After exhausting areas close to home, China’s vast fishing fleet has moved into the waters of other nations, depleting fish stocks. More than seafood is at stake, as China looks to assert itself on the seas and further its geo-political ambitions, from East Asia to Latin America. For years, no one knewContinue reading “How China’s Expanding Fishing Fleet Is Depleting the World’s Oceans”