Monday, December 31, 2012

Winter sky

Winter sky on a late December day

“Feel yourself quietly drawn 
by the deeper pull of what you truly love.”


Happy New Year to all. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

They died to become chopsticks, bookmarks and other trinkets

 Photo: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

Immense Cache of Smuggled Ivory Is Seized in Malaysia      

From the New York Times

 NAIROBI, Kenya — Malaysian authorities said Tuesday that they had uncovered more than 1,000 smuggled elephant tusks hidden in secret compartments in two shipments of mahogany, a staggeringly large seizure that several conservationists said was the biggest in history. 

“It’s extremely depressing,” said Iain Douglas-Hamilton, one of the world’s most renowned elephant researchers, who has been studying the ivory trade for more than 30 years. “The price of ivory is making this situation insane.” 

Yes, I know, tis the season to be jolly and decking the halls with boughs of holly, but the news on the latest cache of elephant ivory is too terrible to ignore.

Read more here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

November stream

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