La CITES à l'assaut du commerce des ailerons de requins

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Mon, 03/11/2013
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La CITES à l'assaut du commerce des ailerons de requins

IFAW salue la décision de la CITES (Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction), prise aujourd'hui dans le cadre de la 16ème Conférence des Parties (CoP16),  d'accorder une protection accrue à trois espèces de requins-marteaux, au requin longimane ainsi qu'au requin-taupe commun.

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Bangkok - Thaïlande
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Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 (0)473 86 34 61 (Belgian)
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CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade

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Mon, 03/11/2013
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CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade

IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to three species of hammerhead sharks, the oceanic Whitetip shark and the Porbeagle.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 (0)473 86 34 61 (Belgian)
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EU Helps CITES Take a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade

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Mon, 03/11/2013
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IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to agree three proposals - two of which were proposed by the EU - giving greater protection to five shark species.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (Bangkok)
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+66 (0) 82 974 2650
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CITES-nieuws: extra bescherming voor haaiensoorten

Mon, 03/11/2013
Een hamerhaai
Een hamerhaai

Jaarlijks worden honderd miljoen haaien gevangen. 100.000.000 haaien! Een onvoorstelbaar aantal. Deze prachtige dieren, die al miljoenen jaren rondzwemmen in onze zeven wereldzeeën, zijn in een paar decennia bijna allemaal letterlijk in de soep beland. De haaienvinnensoepmarkt in Azië is erg lucratief, jaarlijks gaat er ruim een miljard dollar in om. De populatie van gewilde haaiensoorten is in slechts 50 jaar met 80% gedaald, regionale populaties van een aantal haaiensoorten daalden zelfs met 90% en meer. 

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CITES beschließt mehr Schutz für bedrohte Haiarten und Mantas

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Mon, 03/11/2013
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Dr. Ralf Sonntag findet Hammerhaie auf einem Markt in Oman
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Dr. Ralf Sonntag findet Hammerhaie auf einem Markt in Oman

Gute Neuigkeiten für Haie und Mantas gab es heute auf der Artenschutzkonferenz CITES in Bangkok: Der Sägefisch wurde von Anhang II auf Anhang I gehoben, das heißt, dass der internationale Handel fortan verboten ist. Für drei Arten von Hammerhaien, den Weißspitzen-Hochseehai, den Heringshai und Mantas gilt: Sie werden auf Anhang II gelistet, das heißt, dass der Handel mit ihnen nur noch eingeschränkt erlaubt sein wird. Diese Entscheidungen müssen allerdings noch vom Plenum bestätigt werden.

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Hamburg
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Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith
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040-86650033
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0160-90486493
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Update on the current bush fire situation in Victoria

Sun, 03/10/2013
The author and a rescued koala.

The author and a rescued koala.Well they say that when Queensland floods, Victoria burns; and this has sadly rung true in the past month.

Big trunks, tiny tales: Animal Action Education in the UAE

Mon, 03/11/2013
Students ages 6-8 years old will learn about elephants and conservation.

Students ages 6-8 years old will learn about elephants and conservation.When I was a kid, I used to watch a TV series called Babar. It was one of my favorite animated series and as far as I can remember, it was the first time I learned about an animal called an elephant.

A cold day with little comfort for polar bears

Fri, 03/08/2013
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears

Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia

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Fri, 03/08/2013
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Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia

An unprecedented string of tiger parts confiscations and capture of orphaned tiger cubs has conservationists in the Russian Far East, home of the last Amur tigers, worried that may be wiped out. In the previous 12 months there have  been a record number of confiscated tiger parts (belonging to 17-20 tigers) as well as a record number (9) of tiger cubs (representing at least four litters) that had to be rescued from the wild (their mothers most likely having been poached).

Press Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Phoenix Fund: Sergey Bereznuk,(Director Phoenix Fund)
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+32 (0)473 86 34 61 (Belgian phone)
+7-4232-205048
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+66 (0)82 974 2650 (Thailand)