Island: Erster Finnwal seit drei Jahren harpuniert

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Wed, 06/19/2013
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Isländischer Walfänger landet erlegten Finnwal an. IFAW ist vor Ort.

Erstmals seit drei Jahren hat ein Walfänger in Island wieder einen der gefährdeten Finnwale getötet. Das Walfangschiff von Kristjan Loftsson lief Sonntag aus und brachte nun den erlegten Wal zu seiner Walfangstation im Hvalur-Fjord.

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Hamburg
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U.S. appeals court upholds ban on polar bear imports

Tue, 06/18/2013
U.S. appeals court upholds ban on polar bear imports

Victory for polar bears!Today, the D.C. Court of Appeals supported the ban on the importation of polar bear trophies, rejecting separate appeals by U.S. pro-hunting groups, Safari Club International and Conservation Force.

First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protest at home and abroad

Publication Date: 
Tue, 06/18/2013
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First fin whale harpooned in Iceland for three years is brought ashore to protes

A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus.

Two of Kristjan Loftsson’s boats left port in Reykjavik on Sunday evening and one has now arrived at his whaling station in Hvalfjordur with the first harpooned fin whale of the season strapped to its side. The arrival was marked with a protest by around 40 people, most of them Icelanders.

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Reykjavik
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Amanda Gent (IFAW UK)
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Rescued grizzly cubs return to the Kootenays via BC pilot project

Publication Date: 
Tue, 06/18/2013
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Two male grizzly bear cubs named Blair and Terry, who were orphaned in British Columbia’s Kootenay region in the fall of 2012, are on the road back to freedom. The cubs were orphaned in October when they were eight months old after their mother came into conflict with humans and was killed. They were rescued and raised in captivity and are now ready to be released close to their home range.

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British Columbia, Canada
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW, CA)
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IFAW finding a way to help protect elephants

Tue, 06/18/2013
The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about

The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about 1,400 elephants.The backdrop couldn’t have been more apt. The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about 1,400 elephants.

Simply put, poor animal welfare has no place in sustainable tourism efforts

Fri, 06/21/2013
Poor animal welfare is simply unacceptable, and IFAW helps building this movemen

Poor animal welfare is simply unacceptable, and IFAW helps build animal welfare values.Last Thursday I was invited to speak at the yearly conference of the Dutch Association for Sustainable Tourism about animal welfare and conservation.

Why don’t you get it Mister Loftsson? We love whales, not their meat, so keep your bloody business with you!

Tue, 06/18/2013
We love whales, not their meat, so keep your bloody business with you!

We love whales, not their meat, so keep your bloody business with you!Yesterday the lone fin whaler of Iceland, millionaire Kristjan Loftsson, killed his first out of 180 endangered giants he is planning to harpoon this year. At the moment he is on his way to the harbor in Hvalfjordur with the dead whale strapped to the side of his boat.

New Report: Economics of Trophy Hunting in Africa Are Overrated and Overstated

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Tue, 06/18/2013
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New Report: Economics of Trophy Hunting in Africa Are Overrated and Overstated

A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and rural communities derive very little benefit from trophy hunting revenue.

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Washington, DC
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: Abby Berman (IFAW)
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