Court to announce whales’ fate

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Mar 4 2014
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IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the announcement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that a decision on Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic will be announced on 31 March.

 

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Australia
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Rebekka Thompson-Jones
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Belgien vernichtet Elfenbein als Antwort auf die weltweite Elefantenkrise

Mar 3 2014

Heute Morgen verkündete der stellvertretende belgische Premierminister Laurette Onkelinx die wunderbare Nachricht, dass Belgien seinen gesamten Bestand an beschlagnahmtem Elfenbein am 9. April 2014 zerstören wird. Belgien gesellt sich damit zu den Ländern und Institutionen, die die Bedrohung der Elefanten durch den Elfenbeinhandel wirklich ernst nehmen und Konsequenzen daraus ziehen.  

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CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment

Mar 4 2014
CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment

Cora Bailey is Special Advisor Companion Animals for IFAW; she also founded and runs Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the past few weeks CLAW has been hard hit by protest action taken by residents of the community where they are based, and safety concerns for staff, property and their animal patients have forced them to evacuate their premises. --Christina Pretorious, IFAW S. Africa Communications Manager

比利时计划销毁全部库存象牙

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Mar 3 2014
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比利时计划销毁全部库存象牙

        今天上午,在首个世界野生动植物日上,比利时政府宣布将销毁全部库存象牙,其全部来自海关罚没的非法象牙。这些象牙将在4月9日被销毁,在销毁仪式上,来自大象分布国的政界要员将在现场见证这一时刻,国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW, www.ifaw.org.cn)也作为合作方参加了销毁仪式。在自然科学博物馆举办的庆祝比利时加入《濒危野生动植物种国际贸易公约》(CITES)30周年的庆祝活动上,比利时副首相Laurette Onkelinx宣布了这一象牙销毁计划。

        “在对待象牙走私,保护世界濒危物种大象上,比利时政府所公开表达的坚定立场值得称赞。不仅因为我们每十五分钟就在失去一头大象,还因为我们所目睹的象牙贸易带来的威胁——扰乱大象分布国的社会治安,使有组织的犯罪集团攥取暴利。所以,对大象的杀害必须停止!”IFAW欧洲地区总代表Sonja Van Tichelen说。

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比利时 布鲁塞尔
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张琦(IFAW中国办公室)
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Finding A Way to help our gentle giants

Mar 3 2014
Having a whale of a time in Sydney Harbour.

Having a whale of a time in Sydney Harbour.

I have the great fortune of taking a ferry to work.  Each time I make the journey across beautiful Sydney Harbour, I am reminded of a day last winter when a whale was spotted along the way.

Have we forgotten to look at things from our dog's perspective?

Mar 4 2014
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?

“Free roaming” does not tell you anything about a dog’s ownership status – a free roaming dog can easily have an owner.Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs. 

Welcome "threatened" listing would help protect African lions from trophy hunting

Oct 27 2014
Welcome "threatened" listing would help protect African lions from trophy huntin

Today’s decision is a victory for lions—until now, the species have been the only great cat not protected under the Act.Responding to a petition submitted by IFAW and a coalition of animal welfare groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today its proposed rule to list African lions as threatened under the U.S.

Tierisch tolle Künstler

Mar 3 2014
Den zweiten Platz bekam Selina, 7 Jahre, mit diesem schönen Wolf vor dem Mond.

Gewinner des letzten Malwettbewerbs wurde Aine aus der Klasse 5b mit diesem tollen Bild.30. Juni 2013: Das war der Einsendeschluss für unseren diesjährigen  Malwettbewerb im Rahmen unserer Animal Action Education. So viele Schulen wie noch nie haben sich diesmal beteiligt.

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Journée mondiale de la vie sauvage - un signe des temps

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Mar 3 2014
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À une époque où la faune sauvage est exposée plus que jamais au danger de l'exploitation criminelle dans le monde entier, les Nations unies ont décidé de faire du 3 mars la « Journée mondiale de la vie sauvage » afin de célébrer la faune et la flore sauvages et de sensibiliser le monde au trafic dont elles font l'objet. « C'est un signe des temps », déclare Kelvin Alie,

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Le Cap, Afrique du Sud
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Julie Landry (Chargée de communication, IFAW France)
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Belgium to Crush Entire Ivory Stockpile

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Mar 3 2014
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This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitaries from elephant range states and in collaboration with The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org). Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made the announcement at the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences at an event celebrating 30 years of Belgian involvement in CITES.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Jan Eyckmans (Belgian Government - NL)
Joëlle Smeets (Belgian Government - FR)
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