Saturday, July 12, 2014

Program for Evolutionary Dynamics

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Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation Blog: Launching Radical Emotional Software

Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation Blog: Launching Radical Emotional Software: http://www.forbes.com/sites/drewhendricks/2013/10/02/science-funder-jeffrey-epstein-launches-radical-emotional-software-for-the-gaming-indu...

Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation Blog: Launching Radical Emotional Software

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Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation Blog: Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation Funds Critical Resea...

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Wild Aid and the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation Defend the Ban on Elephant Ivory

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, Along with Wild Aid, Applaud China's Largest Embargo on the Ivory Trade. The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation is proud to put its support behind WildAid Inc. and China's first real campaign to stop ivory poaching. Approximately a year ago, the Chinese government destroyed more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory in the city of Dongguan near Guangzhou. The elimination was the biggest crackdown on the Chinese ivory market to date. The embargo came directly after WildAid Inc.'s persistent efforts to raise awareness throughout China. To support Wild Aid, Prince William and football star, David Beckham among others, appeared in a TV broadcast message across on China.



Today, China is ivory's biggest market, so the crackdown is critical to saving wildlife in Africa, notably the elephant and Rhino. Wild Life statistics in Africa are still dismal: more than 35,000 African elephants die every year due to poaching and the illegal wildlife market continues to generate more than $10 billion in revenues.
 
Wild Aid Inc. was established by Peter Knights and Steve Trent in San Francisco more than ten years ago. Their unique mission is to eliminated the commercial demand for ivory, shark fin, whale blubber and all other elements that lead to the destruction of wild life and endangered animals. Using a vast network of celebrities and high media partners and outlets throughout the world, the organization produces high-impact campaigns leveraging more than $200 million a year, reaching more than 1 billion people per week. In 2006 for example, WildAid Inc. launched the first and tremendously successful multi-media campaign to reduce the demand for shark fin soup in China. Their message has always been is simple and direct: when the buying stops, the killing will too.
Jeffrey Epstein International and the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation continues to be a fervent advocate and supporter of Wild Aid Inc. and their high impact work reaching audiences and governments around the world.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jeffrey Epstein and Wild Aid Salute China's Ban of Shark Fins

Yahoo Finance/ NEW YORK/ The well-known science and Harvard Philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, has been a long standing supporter of WildAid Inc., the international organization devoted to preserving wildlife and endangered species throughout the world. This weekend in New York, the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation salutes the tributes being made to those who were instrumental in banning shark fin within the Chinese government.
 
The guests of honor for the tribute by WildAid, the Nature Conservancy and the Pew Charitable Trust are billionaire Guo Guangchang, chairman of Chinese investment firm Fosun International Fosun International, Ding Liguo, CEO of Delong Holdings, Wan Jie, chairman of art publishing firm Artron, and Jim Zhang of the Nature Conservancy. The four men have been critical in getting shark fins banned throughout much of China.
 
In March 2011, Ding and Wan then a member of China's National People's Congress and the Political Consultative Conference respectively, proposed a legislative ban on the shark fin trade. The proposals were rejected, but a year later, Ding and Guo, who had joined the National People's Congress, persisted again with the support of over thirty Congress delegates for a ban shark fin consumption at government occasions.
 
By December 2012, a legislative ban was adopted to stop serving shark fin from government functions. And by December 2013, the Hong Kong government followed suit. Since then, WildAid reports that shark fin demand has dropped by more than 50% across China.
 
"The government plays a key legislative but also marketing role in raising awareness about endangered species," Jeffrey Epstein remarked who also supports China's recent embargo of commercial ivory.

Indeed, since the government's actions, major Chinese and Asian corporations are following suit, including the Starwood Hotels and Cathay Pacific.
 
Today, 100 million sharks are killed annually for their fins; mostly for mainland China. WildAid continues its campaign however with media giant, Sina Weibo, reaching more than 200 million subscribers.
 
The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation established the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University and continues to actively support the environment, conservation and endangered wildlife.

SOURCE:
www.jeffreyepstein.org