WATCH: Germany's Tiertafel vet clinic, a table full of food and medicine for animals

Dec 19 2013

I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan as IFAW: “A better world for animals and people”.

When I spoke to Claudia Hollm, founder of the Tiertafel, for the first time five years ago, it was clear immediately that our philosophy is very similar – despite our working within different scales.

WATCH: Germany's Tiertafel vet clinic, a table full of food and medicine for animals

Dec 19 2013

I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan as IFAW: “A better world for animals and people”.

When I spoke to Claudia Hollm, founder of the Tiertafel, for the first time five years ago, it was clear immediately that our philosophy is very similar – despite our working within different scales.

WATCH: Germany's Tiertafel vet clinic, a table full of food and medicine for animals

Dec 19 2013

I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan as IFAW: “A better world for animals and people”.

When I spoke to Claudia Hollm, founder of the Tiertafel, for the first time five years ago, it was clear immediately that our philosophy is very similar – despite our working within different scales.

EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013

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Dec 19 2013
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EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013

More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years.

However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui and into action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking, says IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 473 86 34 61
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Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic Airguns, According to New Data

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Dec 19 2013
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New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 remain worldwide, were assumed to be less common in the area than new data suggests, raising questions about the risks of proceeding with planned seismic airgun use. The new data shows that these whales are present throughout the year at varying distances off the coast of Virginia.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
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Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW DC)
Dustin Cranor (Oceana)
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202.536.1921
202.341.2267
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954.348.1314

2013 ein katastrophales Jahr für Elefanten

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Dec 19 2013
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Diese Elefanten brauchen unsere Hilfe!
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Mehr als 41 Tonnen illegales Elfenbein wurden 2013 weltweit aufgegriffen. Das ist die größte Menge seit 25 Jahren. Wie viel tatsächlich gehandelt wurde, lässt sich nur erahnen, da die Behörden nur einen Teil der Schmuggelware aufdecken.

Bisher gab es 2013 18 große Aufgriffe mit insgesamt 41,5 Tonnen Elfenbein. Das ist ein deutlicher Zuwachs gegenüber 2011, als den Behörden 14 bedeutende Beschlagnahmungen mit etwa 24,3 Tonnen gelangen.

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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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Dit jaar was dramatisch voor olifanten, hoop gevestigd op 2014

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Dec 19 2013
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Tussen de twintig en dertig duizend olifanten werden afgelopen jaar gedood voor
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Tussen de twintig en dertig duizend olifanten werden afgelopen jaar gedood voor

In 2013 is er voor meer dan 41.000 kilo aan ivoor in beslag genomen. “Een rampzalig record”, zegt IFAW woordvoerder Rikkert Reijnen. “De afgelopen 25 jaar is de handel in ivoor niet zo groot geweest als in 2013. Tussen de twintig en dertig duizend olifanten werden afgelopen jaar gedood voor hun slagtanden.”

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Rob Schaap (IFAW NL)
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070-3355011
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06-24385931
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Tyfoon Haiyan: 5 weken later gaat ons werk onverminderd door

Dec 16 2013
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Het is nu ruim vijf weken geleden dat tyfoon Haiyan over de Filipijnen raasde.

Terwijl ons Noodhulpteam bijna non-stop gewerkt heeft om dieren en hun eigenaren die getroffen werden door de storm te helpen, is het inspirerend om te zien hoeveel andere organisaties zich ook inzetten. Zowel humanitaire als dierenwelzijnsorganisaties werken hard om te voorzien in de basisbehoeften hier op de Filipijnen.

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EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013

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Dec 19 2013
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More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years.

However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui and into action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking, says IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel
Contact phone: 
+32 2 282 06 93
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+32 473 86 34 61
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