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Save the Irrawaddy Dolphin

Jackie made a video to help save the Irrawaddy Dolphin. Please help get the message out by forwarding links to this post or the video.



Short (8 minute) Video about the Irrawady Dolphins:



Jackie Chan, in support of effort to save the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin in Myanmar from lawless electro-fishing, made a short film to plead for the stopping of such illegal activities. The iconic action star is very popular in the country and thus his calling can be very effective. The film launched in Myanmar beginning April 1, 2015 through social media and is organized by the Hong Kong based China Exploration & Research

SOURCE: YOUTUBE


WORLD-famous actor Jackie Chan has called on Myanmar to save the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin and to stop electro-fishing in a video posted to the Irrawaddy River Conservation Commission website.

In the video, Mr Chan says: "Please you must help me to stop electro-fishing, and you must all protect the Irrawaddy dolphin Give the baby dolphin a chance to live like all the children of the world."

He said he also hopes to visit Myanmar and see the Irrawaddy dolphin one day.

Surveys by the commission over the last five years have shown that the number of dolphins living in the river between Mandalay and Bhamo is declining.

"The survey is conducted every year. The dolphins are mainly living in the river course between Mandalay and Bhamo. According to our statistics, there has been a gradual decrease in the number of dolphins," said Han Win, the director of the Irrawaddy River Conservation Commission.

"We study the number of dolphins living between Mandalay and Bhamo along the Irrawaddy River, dividing it into three sections. The number of dolphins decreased mostly near Bhamo. In 2010, we found 15 to 16 dolphins near Bhamo. Now we see about eight there. About 10 dolphins are missing near Katha, Shwegu and Htigyaing," Han Win said.

The survey showed that there were 73 dolphins in 2010, 72 in 2011, 67 in 2012, 51 in 2013, 63 in 2014 and 58 in 2015.

One of the main challenges to conservation tasks for the dolphins is the use of electro-fishing techniques in the Irrawaddy River.

"In the past, electro-fishing was only done at night, but now it is done all day due to the lack of effective actions against the fishermen," Han Win added.

Fishing nets and waste disposal in the river also pose serious threats to Myanmar's Irrawaddy dolphins.

SOURCE: THE NATION

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The Foreigner: Bus Explosion Video

Video footage of the controlled bus explosion for The Foreigner in London today.











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The Foreigner: An Exploding Bus

While Jackie takes a break from filming to attend to other business, The Foreigner crew have been busy filming some dramatic action scenes at Lambeth Bridge in London.





SOURCE: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK
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Le Mans

Jackie promises to attend the Le Mans 24 hr Endurance Race which will be held on 15 to 19 June 2016 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. It will be the 84th running of the 24 Hour race organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest. The team Jackie is sponsoring Baxi DC Racing Alpine (Alpine A460-Nissan driven by David Cheng & Ho-Pin Tung) has qualified in 35th position.



Jackie congratulates David Cheng in Beijing last night.

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Long Yun Kungfu Group Website

If anyone is interested the Long Yun Kungfu Troupe has their own website. It is in Chinese but there are lots of pictures and using a translation tool helps.

LONG YUN KUNGFU
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Skiptrace: New Trailer

A new trailer for Skiptrace has been released. Still no definitive news on a release date, but the trailer is a good indication things are back on track.


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The Foreigner: Photos

Jackie sports a new design JC Stunt Team jacket while filming "The Foreigner".







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Legacy 500 Delivered.

Embraer has delivered the first Legacy 500 to China to Jackie. The plane is unexpectedly not in Jackie's red and yellow dragon livery but is in the colours of SR Jet who are also the registered owners of the plane. SR Jet, a subsidiary of Sparkle Roll (who partner with Jackie in the Jackie Chan Cinema chain), are a private airline and jet management company in China.

“I’m so thrilled to receive this Legacy 500, a state-of-art executive jet,” said Chan. “In the past few years, my Legacy 650 has brought me fantastic traveling experiences and great convenience, allowing me to do more acting and philanthropic works around the world. I’m sure that the performance of the new Legacy 500 will again exceed my expectations, and become a comfortable mobile home and office for me.”


SOURCE: SKIESMAG.COM and SR JET WEIBO
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The Foreigner: Some Pics

Some pictures from filming last week. A news update - after filming in London production will move to China in March.











SOURCE: VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA