Hong Kong to further crack down on ivory trade

Fri, 01/15/2016
779 seized ivory tusks are laid out on the floor at Hong Kong Government Customs

779 seized ivory tusks are laid out on the floor at Hong Kong Government Customs and Excise in 2013.

Determined to crack down on ivory trade, Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said in his annual policy address the other day that the Chinese city will make huge strides on fighting ivory trade.

香港采取措施打击象牙盗猎

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Wed, 01/13/2016
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 “在香港,买卖象牙仍然是合法的,香港将采取严厉的立法措施来解决偷猎非洲象象牙的问题。” 行政长官梁振英说道。梁先生指出,香港将禁止大象狩猎品的进出口,并对象牙销售进行更为严格的限制。此外,还会对走私犯罪施加更严厉的处罚。

 香港常被称作全球野生动物贩卖中心,也是合法购买和出售象牙的中心。

 梁先生说:“政府非常关注非洲象的非法盗猎,香港将尽快开始立法程序,加强执法,采取措施严厉打击象牙贩卖和非法贸易。”

 梁先生并未指出什么时候实施具体的新措施,但是所发表的声明受到了野生动物团体的支持。香港是世界集装箱码头和机场最繁忙的地区之一,经常查获非法运输船只,2013年查获非法野生动物及其制品8041千克,创下新的历史记录。

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Видео: маленькая тигрица-сирота в реабилитационном центре.

Wed, 01/13/2016

 

В Центр реабилитации и реинтродукции тигров и других редких животных недалеко от Владивостока поступил крайне истощенный тигренок.

Самка возрастом приблизительно 4 – 4,5 месяца была обнаружена у границ Национального парка «Земля Леопарда» в селе Филипповка.

Petroleum exploration in the Great Australian Bight - finally some scrutiny

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Thu, 01/14/2016
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IFAW has won its legal action against NOPSEMA the offshore petroleum industry regulator, obtaining access to important assessment documents about oil and gas exploration and the risks to whales and other marine life off Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

In November 2014, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) refused to release its assessment documents and the full Environmental Plan under Freedom of Information laws, for its approval of Bight Petroleum’s seismic testing in blue whale feeding grounds.

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WATCH: Amur tiger cub admitted to rehabilitation center improving

Wed, 01/13/2016

An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals near Vladivostok.

Approximately 4-4.5 months old, she was found at the borders of “Leopard Land” National Park in the village of Filippovka.

WATCH: Amur tiger cub admitted to rehabilitation center improving

Wed, 01/13/2016

An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals near Vladivostok.

Approximately 4-4.5 months old, she was found at the borders of “Leopard Land” National Park in the village of Filippovka.

WATCH: Amur tiger cub admitted to rehabilitation center improving

Wed, 01/13/2016

An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals near Vladivostok.

Approximately 4-4.5 months old, she was found at the borders of “Leopard Land” National Park in the village of Filippovka.