IFAW: Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Opens as EU ban debated at WTO

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Apr 14 2014
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After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over C$50 million (€33 million) in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 


“This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never come back to previous levels. When will governments in Ottawa and St. John’s start to think about the future, and help sealers transition out of this failed industry?” says Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director of IFAW Canada.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU
Andreas Krebs, IFAW Canada
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+32 473 86 34 61
+416 669 34 59
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Robbenjagd in Kanada beginnt

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Apr 14 2014
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Jäger erschlägt Sattelrobbe mit Hakapik
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Jäger erschlägt Sattelrobbe mit Hakapik

Heute beginnt in Kanada offiziell die diesjährige kommerzielle Robbenjagd. 400.000 Sattelrobben dürfen in den nächsten Wochen laut der vom kanadischen Fischereiministerium (DFO) herausgegebenen Quote getötet werden.

Letzte Woche lief bereits ein einzelnes Schiff im Golf von St. Lorenz aus, wo normalerweise die Robbenjagd beginnt. Aufgrund extrem dicken Eises und mangelnder Nachfrage nach Robbenprodukten fuhr dort bisher nur der lokale Schlachter zur Jagd hinaus.

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Hamburg
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Dörte von der Reith
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+49 (0) 40 866 500 33
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National Tigers for Tigers coalition continues to inspire

Apr 11 2014
National Tigers for Tigers coalition continues to inspire

Author speaking to Tigers for Tigers audience at University of Missouri.This past weekend, I participated as a speaker at the Second Annual National Tigers for Tigers (T4T) Summit at University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife trafficking

Apr 11 2014
SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife traff

Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India

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Apr 11 2014
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Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen

Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually reintegrated to the wild.

Press Location: 
Panbari, Assam. India
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Press Contact: 
Sheren Shrestha, WTI (India) ;
Michael Booth, (IFAW US)
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+91 (0120) 4143900
(508) 744 2076

Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park's resurgence in India

Publication Date: 
Apr 11 2014

Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually reintegrated to the wild.

Press Location: 
Panbari, Assam. India
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Press Contact: 
Sheren Shrestha, WTI (India)
Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+91 (0120)414 39 00
+32 473 86 34 61

What do you mean it’s still legal to kill elephants for fun?

Apr 10 2014
What do you mean it’s still legal to kill elephants for fun?

African Elephants with a young calf in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. ©IFAW/F. Onyango

Whenever I talk about Americans’ role in killing beautiful imperiled species through sport hunting, I almost always get the same shocked response: incredulous surprise followed by an exclamation that this couldn’t possibly be legal!