Nieuwe status voor Bouba Njida, Kameroen: Nationaal park of olifantenkerkhof?

Mon, 03/05/2012
Nieuwe status voor Bouba Njida, Kameroen: Nationaal park of olifantenkerkhof?

Het is middernacht in Brazzaville, de stad waar ik al een paar dagen verblijf. Ik bereid hier namens het IFAW een workshop voor, die in juni voor handhavingsfunctionarissen wordt gehouden. We willen ze gaan toerusten voor de strijd tegen ivoorsmokkelaars. De bruisende hoofdstad van de Republiek Congo is eindelijk tot rust gekomen.

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Wed, 09/07/2011

Besitzer festgenommen, mehrere hundert vernachlässigte Katzen in Florida gerettet

Thu, 03/01/2012
Eine der geretteten Katzen in Florida wird versorgt. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli

Eine der geretteten Katzen in Florida wird versorgt. c. ASPCA/Mike BizelliWir sind hier draußen, obwohl es wie aus Kübeln schüttet, denn mehrere hundert Katzen brauchen dringend unsere Hilfe. Dies ist unser zweiter Tag in der Gemeinde Lee im Norden Floridas.

Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?

Thu, 03/01/2012
Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?

To find an answer to this interesting question I had an appointment today at the zoological museum of Hamburg university.

It is a sad fact that shoes, belts and purses from snakeskin, crocodile and other reptiles are still popular as products and people like to take them home as souvenirs of their vacations. However, if the item is made from the hide of a protected animal it can easily lead to problems with customs on returning home.

The importation of such products is mostly illegal and only permitted in exceptional cases with the proper documentation.

Thousands cry out online against bear farming in China

Thu, 03/01/2012
An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW

An asiatic black bear. c. IFAWIn December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set up by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Fifteen years later, a Chinese bear farm associated company is trying to expand the cruelty-plagued industry by applying for an initial public offering (IPO).

If Tarzan shouldn’t own big cats, then nobody should

Thu, 03/01/2012
If Tarzan Shouldn’t Own Big Cats, then Nobody Should

On Monday, several big cats were confiscated from former Tarzan actor Steve Sipek’s compound in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission seized two tigers and a black leopard, saying Sipek repeatedly failed to correct violations following reports of numerous bites, escapes, improper diet, and inadequate fencing and caging. 

New alliance calls for unprecedented protection for Antarctica’s oceans

Publication Date: 
Wed, 02/29/2012

 The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, an international collective of environmental organizations and high-profile supporters, have come together to call for the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves to be established to protect Antarctica’s Southern Ocean.

The Alliance’s public campaign “Join the Watch”, launched around the world today, is inviting a global audience to participate in the campaign and its call for Antarctic marine protection.

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
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Press Contact: 
Imogen Scott (IFAW AU)
Blair Palese (AOA)
Michael Holland (Edelman)
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+61402183113
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Bipartisan bill prohibiting private possession of big cats introduced in House, with Senate bill to follow

Publication Date: 
Wed, 02/29/2012
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Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives that would prohibit breeding and private possession of captive big cats. The “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” introduced by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D-CA), would ensure that lions, tigers and other dangerous big cats—which are kept as pets in the U.S. in alarming numbers—do not threaten public safety, diminish global big cat conservation efforts, or end up living in deplorable conditions where they can be subject to mistreatment and cruelty. Sen.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
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Press Contact: 
Doug Ruchefsky (Rosen Group)
Tracy Coppola (IFAW DC)
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+ 1 212 255 6395
+1 202 536 1910