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27 September 2017
Autumn Fresh Start Help • Save Animals Advocacy • Summer Reporting
# Summer Reporting for Projects Follow-ups & Updates
The 2017 Summer Reporting activity – which has been under way since the beginning of September 2017 – is a further experience reporting, sharing, learning and development opportunity for those who have not yet informed us about the outcomes of projects pending for reporting, personal experiences to be shared, lessons to learn and development trends to spot.
Please use this additional Autumn season and occasion to report your experience about the following projects:
- Trending in Poverty Reduction
- Summer Run, Play and Vote to Reduce Poverty
- Volunteering and Creations for Poverty Relief (Tell it!)
- Summer 2017 Break & Happiness Projects and Survey
You can report your experience via e-mail, over phone and through your preferred social media platforms or channels of communication Using less papers or e-mails or even online technologies when responding to us is in line with our sustainable policy and practice on saving the environment, which is part of our Environment and Conservation activity.
To report and share your Summer 2017 experience and content, just contact CENFACS
# Autumn Fresh Start Help and Resources
Autumn Fresh Start Help strikes or kicks off our Autumn programme. It is our Autumn project striker. Our advice-giving month of September continues as planned and will end this week. Advice-giving is also part of our Autumn Fresh Start Help and Resources, which are made of fresh start skills, tips, hints, tweaks, hacks etc to overcome poverty and hardships. Although we put particular emphasis on advice-giving activity in September engagement, other aspects of Autumn Fresh Start or striker are also important and will continue beyond September.
To ask for Fresh Start Help and or access Fresh Start Resources, just contact CENFACS
# Save Animals Advocacy
This piece of engaging work has resumed this week. Indeed, it is now becoming a common place is Africa and elsewhere in developing world whereby animals get killed, traded and extinct to such extent that some species are at the brink of disappearing. Animals such as jaguars, tigers, elephants, snakes, alligators, rhinoceroses etc are under threat. There are several reasons about it which include: hunting, illicit and illegal trade, over-harvesting, habitat loss, climate change, poaching etc.
CENFACS’ Save Animals advocacy is to advocate for the enhancement of protection of endangered, threatened and vulnerable species. Although this is about animals, our advocacy also extends to other species in danger like fish and plants. It is a wide scope campaign of SAVING ANIMALS, FISH AND PLANTS. Save Animals is only an iceberg of this wide natural creature protection campaign. As we are in CENFACS’ Year of Communications, it is right for us to raise our voice in advocating for the protection of animals and other species in danger.
In April 2016, we celebrated CENFACS Year of Protections and one of the celebratory themes was Protection of the Nature. The September 2016 Save Animals advocacy fell within the scope of the celebration of CENFACS Year of Protections. We looked at how we can improve protection on endangered species. Our efforts echoed and coincided with the work of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES. This meeting took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 24 September to 5 October 2016. It is in these international and global contexts of trade in endangered species that CENFACS advocates for wildlife in Africa and elsewhere to be protected and animal rights to be respected.
It was good to learn that on 12 September 2017 the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a far reaching Resolution on tackling illicit wildlife trafficking at the final meeting of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Likewise, it is an encouraging news to hear that World Wildlife Day 2018 will tackle the threats to survival in the wild facing by the world’s big cats (such as lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cheetah, snow leopard, puma, clouded leopard etc), the world’s majestic animals and symbols of power and courage.
This year’s CENFACS’ Save Animals, which is run during the last week of September 2017, will be soon after followed by our Autumn environmental umbrella campaign, A la une (Autumn Leaves of Action to Upkeep the Nature in Existence) project. A la une takes our Save Animals advocacy to the next level of communications. It goes further about protection of endangered species to include rainforests, water and air pollution, climate change in order to help meet Global Goals such Sustainable Development Goals linked to the upkeep of the nature alive.
To advocate and raise your voice to save endangered animal species, contact CENFACS.
HELP • ADVOCATE • REPORT this Autumn with CENFACS
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