Are Australian and New Zealand auction houses contributing to the illegal ivory and rhino trade?

Wed, 09/28/2016
Are Australian and New Zealand auction houses contributing to the illegal ivory

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘auction house’? Do you have Hollywood-like imaginings of a mysterious art world and expensive sales of jewellery and paintings? Or maybe you think of junk in the attic and stumbling across antiques roadshow on TV? For many of us today, our only experience of an ‘auction’ is bidding on eBay.

CITES today: Pangolins, macaques uplisted; IFAW announces alignment with INTERPOL on tenBoma

Wed, 09/28/2016
PHOTO: © Ronald Troostwijk/MPC

PHOTO: © Ronald Troostwijk/MPCThe great news today out of the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg, South Africa, was staggering.

First, we celebrated the uplisting of all eight pangolin species.

No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary macaques

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Wed, 09/28/2016
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IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Appendix II to Appendix I – thus giving the species greater protection from international trade.

“This is a critical step in preventing a further decline in Barbary macaque populations,” says Rikkert Reijnen, Senior Project Lead, Wildlife Trade at IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
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+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

Pangolins win at CITES

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Wed, 09/28/2016
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Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over-exploitation. All eight pangolin species are being transferred from Appendix II to Appendix I – thus prohibiting any international commercial trade with pangolin parts.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 (0) 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBoma CITES event

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Wed, 09/28/2016
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Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW Southern Africa
INTERPOL Press Office, Lyon, France
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+33 4 72 44 00 00

Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

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Tue, 06/07/2016
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Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the sale of cat and dog fur in Canada;  and ban the importation of shark fink into Canada.  

Please download a copy of our infographic on how this important Bill will help protect animals in Canada. 

IFAW北京猛禽救助中心年报(2001-2011)

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Fri, 04/06/2012
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IFAW北京猛禽救助中心年报(BRRC, 2001-2011)

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Working in Kasungu will bring it back to its glory days

Thu, 09/29/2016

Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and lion populations, not to mention numerous other species in abundance.

But, sadly, that was back in the 1980s. Today, there are few elephants in Kasungu, rhinos and lions have been wiped out, and most antelope species have declined dramatically. 

Vooruitblik CITES-voorstel: beperking van leed bij levend verhandelde olifanten

Wed, 09/21/2016
Een olifant vertoont gedwongen zijn kunsten in een dierentuin.

Een olifant vertoont gedwongen zijn kunsten in een dierentuin.

 

Het was al bekend dat in Afrika elke 15 minuten een olifant wordt afgeslacht om het ivoor van zijn slagtanden.

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