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Faith statements against the illegal wildlife trade

HRH Prince Philip meets representatives of faith groups at Buckingham Palace

In February 2013 HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, held an audience at Buckingham Palace to receive statements from 34 faith groups concerning the illegal wildlife trade. These statements, which mostly came from faith groups in Africa and Asia but also Europe and the US, outline both the theological basis for opposing such a trade as well as making a commitment to work with partners, including ARC and WWF International, to end it .

You can download the statements as PDF files by clicking on the links below.



Links to statements on the illegal wildlife trade from faith groups

Anglican Church of South Africa presented by Most Reverend Dr Thabo Cecil Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town

Anglican Church of Uganda (part1) presented by Rt Rev Nathan Kyamanywa, Bishop of Bunyoro-Kitara

Anglican Church of Uganda (part 2) presented by Rt Rev Nathan Kyamanywa, Bishop of Bunyoro-Kitara

Manarat International University, Bangladesh presented by Dr Nasima Hasan, Faculty Member, Department of Islamic Studies

Kenya Episcopal Conference (Catholic Secretariat) presented by Rev Fr Vincent Wambugu, Secretary-General

Daoism Faith Statement presented by China Taoist Association

Ethiopian Orthodox Church presented by Dr Agedew Redi, Commissioner

Greek Orthodox Church presented by Metropolitan Seraphim, Archbishop of Zimbabwe & Angola

Hindu American Foundation presented by Sheetal Shah, Senior Director

Parmarth Niketan presented by H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana presented by Rt. Rev. Francis Amenu, Moderator of the General Assembly

Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism presented by His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje Head, Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism

Darul Qadiriyyah (Nigeria) presented by Sheik (Dr.) Qaribullah Nasir Kabara, Leader, Qadiriyyah Movement in Africa

The team from ARC outside Buckingham Palace before the audience with HRH Prince Philip
Uganda Muslim Supreme Council presented by Sheik Hussein Rajab Kakooza, Director Sharia/Imam National Mosque

United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe presented by Rev Edward M. Matuvhunye

Tibetan Buddhist Statement presented by His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Head, Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism

Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) pt1 presented by Professor Abdulghafur El-Busaidy, National Chairman

Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) pt2 presented by Professor Abdulghafur El-Busaidy, National Chairman

Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) pt3 presented by Professor Abdulghafur El-Busaidy, National Chairman

Muslim Judicial Council/South African Faith Communities Environment Institute presented by Sh Dr Muhammad Ridwaan Gallant

Hindu American Seva Communities presented by Anju Bhargava, Founder

The Sanghas of Mongolia and Bhutan presented by Venerable Khamba Lama Choijamts, Abbot of the Buddhist BGandan Tegchenlin Monastery and His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Indonesian Muslim - Majelis Ulama Indonesia presented by Hayu Prabowo, Chairman of Environmental and Natural Resources Board

Humanitarian Efforts and Relief (HEAR), Uganda and Uganda Muslim Supreme Council presented by Muuluma Hamed, HEAR Executive Director and Sheik Muhammed M. Luwumba, Secretary Religious Affairs, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council

Hindu Forum of Britain presented by Arjan Vekraria JP, President


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