Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale meat, major trade problems and opposition at home and abroad

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Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the next five years.

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Chinese government action will save endangered species

Tue, 12/17/2013
Chinese government action will save endangered species

Thousands in Chinese currency were recently seized after being discovered in the hidden cache of a government official.While it might be seen by the majority of the western world as a mere footnote, the joint decree by the general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council last week to explicitly ban dishes c

Typhoon Haiyan: 5 weeks in, rescue team and Philippine partner response efforts continue

Mon, 12/16/2013
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©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. 

Typhoon Haiyan: 5 weeks in, rescue team and Philippine partner response efforts continue

Mon, 12/16/2013
©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon

©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. 

Typhoon Haiyan: 5 weeks in, rescue team and Philippine partner response efforts continue

Mon, 12/16/2013
©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon

©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. 

Typhoon Haiyan: 5 weeks in, rescue team and Philippine partner response efforts continue

Mon, 12/16/2013
©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon

©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. 

Typhoon Haiyan: 5 weeks in, rescue team and Philippine partner response efforts continue

Mon, 12/16/2013
©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon

©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. 

ACTION: International polar bear conservation - Canada vs the world?

Mon, 12/16/2013
International polar bear conservation: Canada vs the world?

Canadian position seems to fly in the face of international scientific consensus.The International Forum on Polar Bear Conservation took place earlier this month in Moscow, Russia.

Typhoon Haiyan: 5 weeks in, rescue team and Philippine partner response efforts continue

Mon, 12/16/2013
©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon

©IFAW-PAWS/H.Guzon It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. 

François Hollande verpflichtet Frankreich zum dringenden Handeln gegen illegalen Wildtierhandel

Thu, 12/12/2013
François Hollande verpflichtet Frankreich zum dringenden Handeln gegen illegalen

Frankreich ist das erste EU-Land, das bei der Verfolgung von Wildtier-Kriminalität dem Beispiel der USA folgt.

In unserem Kampf gegen den illegalen Wildtierhandel gibt es Tage, die uns zeigen, dass unsere Bemühungen zu informieren, Bewusstsein zu wecken, aufzurütteln und Vorschläge zu machen, die Mühe wert sind.