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Dorothee

Dorothee
Germany

Rainforest (Sri Lanka)

Rainforest (Sri Lanka)

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January 27, 2011
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| 12:53 PM Jul 13 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Domradio” says that Sri Lanka currently is haunted by the worst dengue-fever epidemic it has ever experienced. This disease caused by the aedes-mosquito can even result in coma or death in extreme cases. Thus public people like stars, politicians or clerics encourage people to look for aedes-mosquitoes and their eggs and to eliminate them. These insects lay their eggs into artificial water containers and can be recognized easily by their white markings.

| 01:54 PM Dec 10 2016

Dorothee

Germany

Slightly off topic as this isn’t about rainforests: When thinking about child labor, I think nobody would say that the first thing coming to his mind would be the pet-industry. Now however the latest sample of “Geolino” says that by the coast of Sri Lanka extremely poor fishermen force especially their sons to swim – not to travel by boat that is – out into the sea to catch some especially beautiful fish or water plants alive. Then these creatures will be sold to companies that trade animals.

| 05:00 AM Jul 06 2015

Dorothee

Germany

My comment from March 10th somehow seems to have vanished: Last Friday my best friend and I went shopping at “H&M” in Tübingen and…two things:
The first thing is I saw a sign informing customers that this shop actually supports projects provided by “UNICEF” financially. How much depends on the clothes sold by “H&M” in Tübingen.
Secondly I saw a beautiful, pink jumper there which I’d have loved to buy. Alas I discovered it was made in China where workers aren’t exactly treated fairly. When my friend wanted to buy something and found out it was made in Sri Lanka, she – as she knew about my knowledge of developing countries – asked me about the situation of cloth factory workers in Sri Lanka. When I told her that I didn’t know about any bad treatment of cloth factory workers – except for low payment judging by German standards – she decided to buy it.

| 12:47 PM Jul 31 2014

Dorothee

Germany

Considering that July 31st is the “International Day of the Ranger”: Sri Lanka: According to “Tierschutz Euskirchen” there’s a so-called elephant-orphanage in Pinnawala (Sri Lanka) which is used as a tourist attraction where people even can ride elephants that have outgrown a certain age for money. Said tourists seem to ignore the huge scars on the thick skin of these animals or the fact that many of them are injured otherwise or malnourished. They can’t possibly be aware of the fact that each year in Sri Lanka’s guarded wildlife sanctuaries a remarkable number of elephant-calves just disappears getting snatched away either. Tourists are told that the mothers of these elephants either died or rejected their babies, but the high number of missing baby-elephants from sanctuaries would make you think otherwise even though there are no proves.
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Re-upload: www.rainforestrescue.org.au
www.rainforestrescueinternational.org
I think you should visit these two websites of those organisations.

| 11:30 AM Jan 28 2011

Dorothee

Germany

Yes, I agree! As a former teacher of mine once said, you should try to accomplish your political aims by becoming politically active, but if you’ve tried without success you still have enough time to mourn later.

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