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Thu 15 Mar 2007

Valmik says 'more of the truth' please!

Category : events

NUS Grad student Enoka V. was at the Singapore Zoo last evening and was fortunately invited in to the Wildlife Asia session with Valmik Thapar and Mike Birkhead. Apparently Valmik commented that the too many pretty pictures are being showed on animal documentaries and not enough of the horror or urgency of the crisis caused by the wildlife trade rampant today in Asia.

Earlier that day at the main conference venue in Suntec City, Anand Balan had drawn my attention to "Black Market - Inside the endangered species trade in Asia" by Ben Davies. It tells the stories of the large-scale slaughter that persists even today in Asia. We bumped into Producer Adam Oswell and had an animated conversation - and these were stories that needed to be told urgently.

It seems such a pity that so few people were around, but at least community will get to engage wth Valmak at NParks' "Meet the Film maker" session tonight. As for Adam Oswell, we'll make an effort to have him speak here at a later date, probably with the ACRES who are battling the illegal trade in wildlife right here from Singapore.

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