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REMINDER: Asia's Vanishing Species

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  • kjkeefer@juno.com
    ATTENTION: China RPCVs and others interested in animal welfare
    Message 1 of 1 , May 15, 2008
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      On Monday, May 19th, Jill Robinson, Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) founder, will be discussing her work saving China's endangered Moon Bears, which are farmed for their bile that is used in traditional Chinese medicine. Her work has spread to other abused and endangered species. Hear how the AAF campaign is charting the course for animal welfare in other Asian countries, with a look at the cultural sensitivities that are key to the success of this work. A 47-minute documentary on Moon Bears that was made for Animal Planet will be shown throughout the reception beginning at 5:10 p.m.

      Location: Commonwealth Club Office (2nd floor); 595 Market Street (above the bank on the SW corner of the Montgomery St. BART station at 2nd Street exit)

      Time: 5:10 p.m. reception/film, 6 p.m. program

      Cost: Free for Commonwealth Club members, $15 for non-members; $8 for AAF members

      Registration: Click on www.commonwealthclub.org. Under the Online Calendar in the upper right-hand corner, scroll down to and click on the 5/19 listing for Jill Robinson. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to register, or call: 415-597-6700.
      If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at kjkeefer@... or call me at 650-995-7747.
      Karen Keefer
      RPCV/Nigeria & Liberia
      Program Coordinator
      International Relations
      The Commonwealth Club

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