VIDEO - CITES Bangkok day one - politics, politicians, ivory and democracy

Mon, 03/04/2013

The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. 

Voters went to the polls on Sunday March 3rd in a municipal election here in Bangkok, Thailand.

How to stay up to date on CoP 16 IFAW news from CITES in Bangkok, Thailand

Sun, 03/03/2013
How to stay up to date on CoP 16 IFAW news from CITES in Bangkok, Thailand

The 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has begun here in Bangkok, Thailand.

As I hope you’ve read in our other blog posts the fate of numerous species will be decided over the next two weeks.

The world will watch if we manage to save several hundred polar bears from international trade each year.

Unveiling the Ivory Trade Online

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Mon, 03/04/2013
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Urgent, interactive and as close as your nearest internet link, that’s IFAW’s Unveiling the Ivory Trade, an online report and iPad app that highlights the escalating illegal ivory trade. 

“Right now the quickest way to spread the message that the illegal ivory trade is killing elephants by their thousands is to take it online. That is exactly what IFAW has done with Unveiling the Ivory Trade,” says Jason Bell, IFAW Director - Elephant Programme.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
Contact mobile: 
+27 82 330 2558
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16e Conférence des Parties à la CITES : IFAW appelle à un renforcement de la coopération entre ONG

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Sat, 03/02/2013
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IFAW appelle toutes les ONG de protection des animaux à discuter ensemble des solutions permettant de renforcer la coordination sur le terrain alors que débute la 16e Conférence des Parties (CoP) de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction (CITES) à Bangkok.

Press Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Contact phone: 
+082-974-2650
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+32 473 86 34 61
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Groups Applaud Federal Appeals Court Upholding Endangered Species Act Listing for Polar Bears

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Fri, 03/01/2013
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A coalition of groups is applauding a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reject a challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2008 decision to list polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The ruling keeps in place the current ban on the import of trophies of sport-hunted polar bears from Canada.

Press Location: 
Washingto, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Abby Berman (IFAW)
Kaitlin Sanderson (The HSUS)
HaleyMcKey (Defenders of Wildlife)
Contact phone: 
1 646-695-7044
1 301-721-6463
1 202-772-0247

CITES Photos and Video for Press

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Sun, 03/03/2013
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Press Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel, Communications Manager
Erica Martin, Vice President of Communications
Contact phone: 
+32 2 282 06 93
Contact mobile: 
+32 473 86 34 61, (in Thailand +66 829 74 2650)
(508)241-2080
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Launching a new EU action plan in the fight against wildlife trafficking

Fri, 03/01/2013
IFAW's Adrian Hiel and MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy speak with media on the MEP's ne

Speakers at the Wildlife Crime Workshop, the author is second from the right.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was invited to speak at a workshop held by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee on wildlife Trafficking.

Valentine’s in Amboseli with African elephants

Thu, 02/14/2013
, Julius and Jolene; hope for a brighter few years for the JA family

Jean, Julius and Jolene; hope for a brighter few years for the JA familyToday (the moment of writing) is Valentine’s Day so it seems appropriate that I use this post to talk about my love of elephants, Certain elephants in particular.

Use our “Unveiling the Ivory Trade” iPad app to help sound the alarm for elephants

Mon, 03/04/2013
To interact with “Unveiling the Ivory Trade”, click here.

To interact with “Unveiling the Ivory Trade”, click here.In 2011 an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were killed to supply the increasing demand for elephant ivory around the world.

VIDEO: Geneva update on Canada’s WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban

Fri, 03/01/2013

Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland along with Sheryl Fink and Hannes Schloemann.