Cee4life has been in contact with Indonesian authorities to help the animals in Bandung Zoo. A small team will be travelling to the zoo in the couple weeks to meet with officials, assess and discuss in what capacity we can aid the zoo. Watch for updates and how you can help.
Our Core Missions
Our core missions include aiding special animals at risk of neglect, threat or abuse. We are open to all category of animals, wild, farm, or domestic, whether they are on the land, in the sea, or in the air. We do specialised work, for and with, wildlife animals that are listed as threatened or endangered as a species, and in particular those with special needs like the critically endangered species in the wild or in unethical captive situations. Our ground work operations are imperative, but we also know from experience that education is a key ingredient to prevent many negative impacts upon animals and the environment. Therefore we also incorporate educational presentations and programs into our rescue work for communities, school groups, business’s, governments and the tourism industry. No matter which core mission area we are working in, communication is vital in reaching the source of the problem and finding the solution.
Please read on to find out more about our core missions.
Animals At Risk
A core mission of ours is to help animals at risk of neglect or abuse. We specialize in wildlife animals that are either threatened or endangered as a species, wild or captive.
We receive referrals from around the world from those seeking for help with animals at risk that need protection, rescue or rehabilitation. These animals that need help are often found to be in dire circumstances of neglect or abuse, due to human/animal conflict, human financial or sociopolitical situations of no fault of the animals.
It is a core mission of Cee4Life to respond to these referrals and activate help for these animals.
We work with our partners in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region in conservation projects to help save threatened wildlife animals and habitats. The many tiers of conversation work include 1) the conservation of habitats, 2) fighting against poaching and illegal trade of threatened species, and 3) engagement and education of people and the communities. We provide education and support service to grassroots groups, communities and other NGO’s, both locally and abroad, to support them in their conservation efforts and projects.
There are circumstances where the scale of abuse, neglect or endangerment is at a more systemic level. Response to such abuses requires extensive and often covert investigations.
It is our mission to conduct these investigations meticulously to bring about the best outcome of justice and change, for the betterment of wildlife and the environment.
Education and Training
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
Education is the key to raising awareness of the value of our wildlife and our natural environments. Cee4Life is dedicated to provide education and training in wildlife care, animal ethics and conservation – from a grassroots community level to businesses and governments.
We conduct education sessions in local communities, especially those in rural and remote regions of Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
We provide education and training to wildlife carers and zookeepers in how to care for wildlife and endangered animals kept in captivity.
Anti-Poachers and Conservationists
We provide support and training to Anti-Poachers and Conservation teams. We teach best practice conservation methods on wildlife and environmental issues to the people who need them most.
We work with businesses and provide advice in formulating their environmental management and sustainability plans. (See Achievements: APP)
We work with governmental departments to formulate policies in environmental management, habitat preservation, wildlife management and sustainability. (See Future Projects: Thailand)
International Relations and Wildlife Aid
“Many conservation projects would only succeed in the long term if they transcend national boundaries…. International cross-border cooperation is vital.” Sir David Attenborough
The fight for Conservation is multi-tiered. Rescuing animals at risk, for example, may involve the work of international diplomacy and intricate geopolitics.
We endeavour to work with different nations in putting wildlife and endangered animals as a priority. Cee4Life would also like to put forward contingency plans to assist in reducing human-animal conflicts and for long-term conservation goals. (See Future Projects)
Follow Tiger Temple Related Updates – http://www.cee4life.org/past-projects-investigative-reports/
The Tiger Temple Report – http://www.cee4life.org/the-tiger-temple-report/
Bangkok, THAILAND, 23 December 2016
The Abbot of the infamous Tiger Temple Thailand, Phra Acham Phoosit (Chan) Kanthitharo, will face charges of illegal wildlife trafficking tigers in 2017 after the Department of National Parks Thailand discovered the DNA of dead tiger cubs found in the grounds of Tiger Temple during confiscations in June 2016, did not match any DNA of living and present tigers within the Tiger Temple.
Six of the cubs had no match-able DNA while another 15 dead tiger cubs matched only one present living parent from the Tiger Temple.
The Abbot is identified as the prime suspect involved in illegal tiger trafficking, and the secondary suspects are committee members.
As these charges come to light, the Tiger Temple is attempting to purchase 100+ tigers from a zoo in Nakhon Nayok province in Thailand.
Sybelle Foxcroft, Director of Australian NGO, Conservation and Environmental Education 4 Life – Cee4life, [who released the 9 year investigative report,”Tiger Temple Report”] stated, “It is no surprise that these cubs have unidentifiable DNA. Throughout our investigations numerous witness’s, including Cee4life investigators, saw cubs born and then disappear, and new cubs arrive in the middle of the night”.
Foxcroft continued, “Any attempt by anyone associated with Tiger Temple to gain access or house tigers again must be refused. They have shown themselves to be completely untrustworthy of having these critically endangered species within their grasp. It would be a tragic mistake and severe injustice to allow them [Tiger Temple and associates] to be anywhere near any animal, especially those used in traditional medicines or demand for fur and body parts, ever again.”
While it seems outrageous that people suspected of illegal tiger trafficking and possession could obtain more tigers, it is a possibility due to the separate business’s created by the Tiger Temple.
Foxcroft explained, “These “business’s” have been set up as separate entities, apart from the Tiger Temple itself. Therefore these “business’s” were not linked to Tiger Temple on paper or the circumstances surrounding it now. This is how they obtained a zoo licence in April 2016. However, if the committee of the new “business’s”can be proven to be linked to tiger trafficking, then the zoo licence will be revoked immediately. “
In January 2016, Cee4life, released “The Tiger Temple Report”, which was the culmination of a grueling nine year investigation into the Tiger Temple’s activities. The report contains abundant and shocking evidence of trafficking, clandestine operations and the removal of tigers, physical abuse, over-breeding and the evidence showing there should be 281 tigers from Tiger Temple, not 147. See report – http://www.cee4life.org/the-tiger-temple-report/
Part of the evidence contained within the report is the recorded conversations between the Abbot, the ex Tiger Temple Veterinarian and the ex Tiger Temple lawyer. One specific conversation, regarding the three missing tigers of December 2014, has the Abbot alluding to the fact that its his and Tiger Temples “policy” that outgoing tigers are not alive before being transported onward from the temple. But there is more evidence that the public has yet to hear.
Foxcroft states, “We have about 8+ hours of recordings and only partial critical evidence was released to the public. The full recordings contain some powerful evidence on the running of these business’s and how the profit would be handled. All of this evidence was given to the DNP in December 2015. It is very very useful, to say the least, for this case.”
“How this case is handled will set a precedent in Thailand for all other venues using tigers for tourism. There are very good people within the DNP and Royal Thai Police. Although this case is complex and controversial I believe that they will do their very best to ensure that justice is done.”
Cee4life also worked with National Geographic to expose illegal activities occurring within the Tiger Temple. See exclusive report – http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/160121-tiger-temple-thailand-trafficking-laos0/
Cee4life is in the process of gaining permission to deliver a series of conservation and education action projects throughout SE Asia and India.