Malgré une consommation en berne et une opposition généralisée, l’Islande établit de nouveaux quotas de pêche à la baleine pour cinq ans

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Dec 16 2013
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Malgré une consommation en berne et une opposition généralisée, l’Islande établi
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Malgré une consommation en berne et une opposition généralisée, l’Islande établi

Un sondage publié lundi montre que seuls 3 % des Islandais affirment consommer de la viande de baleine régulièrement*. Ces chiffres insignifiants n’ont pourtant pas empêché le gouvernement islandais d’établir de nouveaux quotas de pêche pour les cinq prochaines années, autorisant par là même le massacre annuel de 229 baleines de Minke et de 154 rorquals communs, une espèce pourtant menacée d’extinction.

Press Location: 
Reykjavik, Islande
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Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW Royaume uni)
Sigursteinn Masson (IFAW en Islande)
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+44 (0)207 587 6708
00354 8638361
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+44 (0)7917 507717

Adorable Andean baby bear and her brush with near death

Dec 20 2013
Adorable Andean baby bear and her brush with near death

Several days after admission to the ABF, the baby bear now known as "Cosanga" took her first wobbly steps. c. 2013 ABF/Alandy TorresOne night early in November a rather dramatic, close-call rescue occurred on a highway on the Eastern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes.

Help us ensure national wildlife refuges live up to their name

Dec 18 2013
Help us ensure national wildlife refuges live up to their name

Nearly half of our nation’s 561 refuges—lands set aside within the National Wildlife Refuge System to preserve biological diversity—currently allow commercial and recreational trapping.It is estimated that 3-5 million fur-bearing animals are caught and killed by indiscriminate body-grip

Spotlight India: Oli, the rescued otter pup learns how to fish

Dec 23 2013
Spotlight India: Oli, the rescued otter pup learns how to fish

Oli is still being bottle-fed thrice a day, even though he is now able to catch fish on his own. The smallest mammal at our wildlife rescue centre is growing up!

Oli, a small clawed otter pup rescued back in September, is learning the skills he will need to survive in the wild.

Nous disons non à la cybercriminalité relative aux espèces sauvages !

Dec 17 2013

IFAW lutte contre la cybercriminalité relative aux espèces sauvages depuis 2004. Internet est devenu le premier marché du monde, ouvert 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7, lequel se distingue par son anonymat et son absence de réglementation. Il offre donc de nombreuses occasions d’activités criminelles, y compris la vente d’espèces sauvages menacées.

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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Dec 16 2013
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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.

Press Location: 
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling
Sigursteinn Masson
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+44 207 587 67 08
+354 863 8361
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Chinese government action will save endangered species

Dec 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

Dec 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

Dec 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.