VIDEO: Talking about the illegal ivory trade in the Middle East with Dubai One

February 15, 2013

 

I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to build regional capacity to combat the illegal ivory trade, among other initiatives.

While I was in the United Arab Emirates, I was interviewed by Emirates 24/7, a local news station about the illegal ivory trade and the precipitous decline of lions in Africa and sharks around the world.

Massive tiger rescue in Arkansas enters final stage

February 15, 2013
Lilly, a moderately petite orange tigress.

Lilly, a moderately petite orange tigress.This past weekend, as a powerful blizzard pounded the Northeast with snow and ice, I hunkered down in my cold, powerless home, warmed only by my two dogs and cat, and I read a book about Amur tigers in the wilderness of Russia’s Far East.

Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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February 15, 2013
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MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy
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MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy

The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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TORONTO
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Michelle Cliffe, Canada Communications Officer
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Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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February 15, 2013
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The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 2 230 97 17
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Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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February 15, 2013
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The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Contact: Adrian Hiel – (IFAW EU)
Sheryl Fink (IFAW CA)
Sonja Van Tichelen (IFAW EU)
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+32 473 86 34 61
+32 (0) 477 246 077
+32 (0) 477 246 077

Temporary reprieve from seismic testing - a small victory for Kangaroo Island’s whales

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February 14, 2013
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IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) welcomes the announcement that seismic testing off the coast of Kangaroo Island has been delayed, giving the area and its unique marine life a brief reprieve from oil and gas development.

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Sydney, Australia
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Rebekka Thompson-Jones
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CITES CoP 16 Bangkok: several vulnerable shark populations need urgent protection

February 19, 2013
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman

Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman.The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point.

Many shark populations have declined to a mere 20 per cent of their original level.

Surviving Superstorm Nemo: temporary shelters offer peace of mind to pet owners on Cape Cod

February 14, 2013
Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm

Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm at a temporary shelter following supertorm Nemo When Jeanne walked into the Falmouth High School shelter I could tell she was cold and very nervous. She struggled to stand but yet she gripped a cat carrier explaining how it contained her companion, Blackford, a 21 year old cat.

Focus sur Amboseli : la fin du baby boom

December 21, 2012
Les éléphants construisent leur avenir ensemble : ici, les femelles de la fam