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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Help Needed: Live Capture of Marine Species- Petition and March


We need help! Please help us by signing the petition and joining us in a peaceful march for our marine wildlife.

As you may have heard, there are 1 or more Chinese companies applying to the Namibian Government for the yearly live capture and export of the following animals:

* 10 Orca (Killer Whales)
* 500-1000 Cape Fur Seals
* 300-500 African Penguins
* 50-100 Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins
* 50-100 Common Bottlenose Dolphins
* Various Sharks and other species

http://earthraceconservation.org/china-seeks-orca-and-penguin-import-license/

Some of these animals do not even exist in Namibia and others are being placed at a quota larger than the amount that exist in our waters.

If you are concerned about this and have not yet signed the petition, please do so here: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Hon_Minister_of_Fisheries_and_Marine_Resources_Bernhard_Esau_Stop_the_Live_Capture_of_our_Marine_Species/

Please also share this with others that may be concerned, whether they live in Namibia or not. This is of international concern, as these species are migratory.

For those of you that would also like to do more to help, there will be a peaceful march against the live capture of our marine wildlife this week in Walvis Bay. This is a concern for all Namibians and we would like all sectors of society to be involved.

There is official permission from the Municipal Traffic Department and Nampol to march and hand over the manual petition at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Walvis Bay.

When : FRIDAY 14th October 2016
Gathering : Parking area opposite SeaPride
Time Start : 15h00 (so gathering from 14h30 onwards) *We have to depart punctually at 15h00*
Route : Namport to Synchro to MFMR
Please diarize the date and time and start creating some amazing posters for the walk!

T-shirts can be ordered directly from Alida at Dreamworld Creations by sms / whatts app 081 244 4331.

Please share the message and invite as many people as possible to attend.

Thanks once again to everyone for the support.

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