Incremental Steps Lead to Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference

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Incremental Steps Lead to Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference

As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to an unprecedented number of species. In addition to numerous positive results the tone and level of the discussion, which has been rancorous in the past, was largely constructive.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Victoire mordante pour les requins à la CITES

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Thu, 03/14/2013
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Victoire mordante pour les requins à la CITES
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Victoire mordante pour les requins à la CITES

IFAW se réjouit de la décision historique prise aujourd'hui par la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées (CITES), de renforcer la protection des requins dans le cadre de la 16e Conférence des Parties (CoP16).

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Bangkok, Thaïlande
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Jaws of Victory at CITES

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Thu, 03/14/2013
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Jaws of Victory at CITES

IFAW celebrated the historic decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to sharks.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Positive Bilanz der Artenschutzkonferenz in Thailand

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Thu, 03/14/2013
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Der Handel mit drei Hammerhai- und zwei anderen Haiarten wird reguliert.
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Der Handel mit drei Hammerhai- und zwei anderen Haiarten wird reguliert.

Mitgliedsstaaten der 16. Artenschutzkonferenz CITES in Bangkok haben mehr Tierarten unter einen besseren Schutz gestellt. Heute ist die Konferenz zu Ende gegangen.

„Fünf Haiarten und Mantas sind nun vor dem unregulierten Handel geschützt“, sagt Dr. Ralf Sonntag, Haiexperte und Meeresbiologe des IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds). „Heute hat das Plenum die Entscheidung des zuständigen Ausschusses vom Dienstag bestätigt. Damit werden die Haiarten und Mantas im Anhang 2 des Übereinkommens gelistet.“

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Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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+49 (0)40 866 500 15
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IFAW Celebrates Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference, as EU Plays Mixed Role

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As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to an unprecedented number of species.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Adrian Hiel (Bangkok)
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+66 (0) 82 974 2650
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Delegates come together to work out plan of action to protect their elephants

Mon, 09/17/2012
The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future

The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future for elephants.Ouagadougou, is a place not many people would have heard of before. At first sight one may even struggle to know how to pronounce it.

4 month struggle to rescue 34 large cats comes to a successful end

Wed, 03/13/2013
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas transferred the final two tigers fr

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas transferred the final two tigers from the failing facility in Mountainburg.The four month struggle to rescue 34 large cats has finally come to an end.

Chinese supporters save over 2,000 stolen dogs, but government action remains critical

Thu, 03/14/2013
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.

Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing city, China.

Mexiko: Erfolgreiche Rettung einer Langschwanzkatze, die zuerst für einen Jaguar gehalten wurde

Thu, 02/28/2013
IFAW-Tierärztin Erika Flores bei der Notoperation der Langschwanzkatze.

IFAW-Tierärztin Erika Flores bei der Notoperation der Langschwanzkatze.Es war Mitte Dezember, etwa 19.00 Uhr, ich war auf dem Weg zu einem Meeting, als Erika Flores mich anrief und mir mitteilte, dass jemand sie angerufen und behauptet hatte, ein „kleiner“ Jaguar sei von einem Auto angefahren worden und brauche medizinische Hilfe.