Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Biodiversity-Action-with-Inflatable-Whale-in-Vaduz-27MZIFLOJ1LD.htmlConceptually similarBiodiversity Action with Inflatable Whale in VaduzGP01U7MCompleted★★★★Biodiversity Action with Inflatable Whale in VaduzGP01U7OCompleted★★★★Biodiversity Action with Inflatable Whale in VaduzGP01U7PCompleted★★★★Biodiversity Action with Inflatable Whale in VaduzGP01U7QCompleted★★★★Greenpeace demands Liechtestein to use right to vote in the CITES conference. Vaduz, Liechtenstein.GP0IPZCompleted★★★★Greenpeace protest against Japanese whaling during a festival of the Japanese community in Dusseldorf, Germany.GP0R7NCompleted★★★★Whaling Action against JAL in ZurichGP028U8Completed★★★★Oceans Action against LNG in ItalyGP0201ACompleted★★★★Protest against Whale Meat in HamburgGP04NYXCompleted★★★★View AllGP01U7NBiodiversity Action with Inflatable Whale in VaduzA dozen Greenpeace activists protest with a twelve-meter-long inflatable whale in the River Rhine against the reservations made by Liechtenstein and Switzerland at the CITES conference. The banner is reading in German: "Wo bleibt die Stimme Liechtensteins?" (Where is Liechtensteins voice?).In original language:Artenschutz Aktion mit aufblasbarem Wal in VaduzVaduz, 26. März 2000: Traurige Gemeinsamkeit zwischen der Schweiz und dem Fürstentum Liechtenstein: Beide Länder bevorzugen den ungebremsten Handel mit bedrohten Tierarten anstatt sie im Einklang mit dem internationalen Artenschutzabkommen CITES zu schützen. Greenpeace fordert von der Liechtensteiner Regierung eine eigenständige Artenschutzpolitik und die konsequente Umsetzung des Artenschutzes. Dafür demonstrieren ein gutes Dutzend Greenpeace AktivistInnen mit einem zwölf Meter langen, aufblasbaren Wal auf dem Rhein. Zurzeit hat Liechtenstein als einziges Land der Welt die Verantwortung für den Artenschutz an ein anderes Land delegiert: die Schweiz. © Greenpeace / Ex-Press / David AdairLocations:Alpine Countries-Liechtenstein-River Rhine-VaduzDate:26 Mar, 2000Credit:© Greenpeace / Ex-Press / David AdairMaximum size:3347px X 2178pxRestrictions:FOR NON-COMMERCIAL GREENPEACE PUBLISHED MATERIAL EXCEPT FOR FUNDRAISING. FOR ALL EXTERNAL INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT GREENPEACE SWITZERLAND PHOTO LIBRARY.Keywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Greenpeace activists-Inflatables (boats)-Props-WhalesShoot:Biodiversity Protest on River Rhine in SwitzerlandSad commonality between Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein: Both countries prefer to use the trade in endangered species rather than protect the species in accordance with the international CITES conservation agreement. Greenpeace calls on the government of Liechtenstein to implement a distinct species conservation policy. Therefore a dozen Greenpeace activists protest with a twelve-meter-long inflatable whale in the River Rhine. Liechtenstein has currently, as the only country in the world, delegated the responsibility for the protection of species to another country: Switzerland. For the next CITES conference, held in Nairobi from 10 to 20 April 2000, the Principality of Liechtenstein has ceded his voice to the Swiss delegation again. A fatal decision, has history taught us. Liechtenstein has made a reservation concerning 43 plant and animal species at the international Conservation Agreement "Conference on International Trade in endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora" (CITES). This means that trade in these endangered species is allowed in Liechtenstein despite international protection efforts. But Switzerland, which represents Liechtenstein during the conference, surpassed its eastern neighbor with 52 of such reservations. Of the 146 CITES member states only 17 ever made reservations.Since the February 28th, 1980, the Principality of Liechtenstein has implemented the decisions of CITES into its national legislation. However, since Liechtenstein is a party of the CITES treaty, the country has passed its responsibility of the legitimate import or export on to the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office in Bern. This contradicts the rules of the treaty: As a member of CITES, each country is obliged to appoint a national CITE-authority and an agency for scientific support. With a petition, Greenpeace is calling on the government of Liechtenstein to take an independent position, to appoint an authority responsible for the protection of endangered species, and to actively and openly support a consistent species protection program.