China’s Legalization of Rhino Horn: A Detriment to Wild Rhino Populations

Environmental Awareness

This is heartbreaking news. We must put an end to the senseless greed. “Only 29,000 rhinos are left on Earth, in significantly fewer numbers than the roughly 440,000 elephants remaining. Rhino and elephant populations in Asia and Africa are in crisis primarily because of consumer demand for rhino horn and elephant ivory.”

The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Statement on China’s Legalization of Domestic Trade in Rhino Horn and Tiger Bone  

China’s decision to legalize the use of rhino horn and tiger bone in traditional medicine is cause for great concern for rhinos and tigers and also for the international collaborations actively working to save these species from extinction.  

The International Rhino Foundation urges China to reverse this recent policy decision and to more effectively implement its total ban on rhino horn and tiger bone trade. The changed policy will complicate regulation and undermine efforts to reduce demand for rhino horn, tiger bone, and other rare animal products. By legitimizing consumer demand, this policy will be detrimental to wild rhino populations.

The new policy reverses China’s 25-year ban on the use of rhino products. After the 1993 law prohibiting rhino horn use was enacted, rhino populations expanded during a decade of greatly reduced poaching, until new…

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Your Secret Garden of Writing

Inspiration, Magic, and Creativity

Secret-garden stories are the seeds of our creativity, and just like a garden, they need to be nurtured in order to grow and bloom. But they are better off staying in that garden and won’t do so well if you transplant them elsewhere. Read this inspirational post to help you find peace with the stories closest to your heart.

Writers, Start Your NaNoWriMo Engines

Coaching Tips and Guides

Starting November 1st writers across the globe will be hunkering down at their laptops, desktops, paper, what-have-you, and crafting a brand-new story for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We get thirty days to write 50,000 words. A writing frenzy that will require loads of caffeine, inspiration, and perseverance.

Ever tried NaNoWriMo but abandoned your story either midway or at the end of the challenge? Then NaNoWriMo Prep is for you! I teach pre-NaNo strategies to help writers prepare for their 50,000-word creation so that they stay on track all thirty days.

I’m offering a NaNoWriMo challenge to any of my members in my Facebook hive #TeamWriter, and you can join too if this sounds like something you want to try.

Read THIS POST to find out how you can get in on the fun!

Have a writerly day!

How to Juggle “All the Things” and Keep on Writing

Publishing and Marketing

Today on the blog I’m hosting Patty H. Scott, author of Slow Down, Mama — Intentional Living in a Hurried World.

Have you found yourself regularly saying there isn’t enough time in the day? Is your life flying by while you are missing out on what matters most? In Slow Down, Mama, Patty H. Scott provides empowering insights to help you live with deep meaning and direction. You will learn what is at the root of your busyness, how to move past your personal pitfalls and identify your truest purposes, and how to develop and solidify life-giving habits.

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