Q&A: Charles Mbao, Commander at Zambia’s Special Anti-Poaching Unit, on World Ranger Day

Fri, 07/31/2015
Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y

Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Zambia Wildlife Authority’s (ZAWA) Special Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU). An IFAW team is spending a few days here in Kafue National Park, one of the world’s largest parks, protected by Commander Mbao and incredibly dedicated individuals from ZAWA and our friends at Game Rangers International.

Australia’s Threatened Species Strategy promises big, but impact depends on execution

Mon, 07/27/2015
Koala recovery work will be prioritised by state and federal governments is good

Koala recovery work will be prioritised by state and federal governments is good news; the devil will be in the details.Recently I attended the Threatened Species Summit, where federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, launched the

Fuite d’informations confidentielles : un rapport fédéral confirme que le massacre des phoques n’a aucune justification scientifique

Fri, 07/17/2015
L’obsession du Canada pour la chasse aux phoques défie de plus en plus l’entende

L’obsession du Canada pour la chasse aux phoques défie de plus en plus l’entendement.

Ce billet a d’abord été publié dans le Huffington Post Canada le 15 juillet dernier sous le titre « The Government’s Grey Seal Cull is Not Based on Science ».

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EU verabschiedet Importverbot von Elefantentrophäen aus drei weiteren afrikanischen Ländern

Mon, 07/20/2015
Der Import von Jagdtrophäen bleibt verboten.

Der Import von Jagdtrophäen bleibt verboten, bis die wissenschaftliche Prüfgruppe aus EU und dem Washingtoner Artenschutzübereinkommen CITES entscheiden, dass die dafür erforderlichen Kriterien erfüllt sind.Nach einer Tagung von Experten der EU-Mit

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IFAW statement on the US Federal Government’s proposed new ivory regulations

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Sat, 07/25/2015
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the proposed new ivory regulations issued by the US Federal Government:

“The proposed ivory regulations announced today by President Obama are an important step for elephants. Given that American demand for ivory directly fuels the poaching of elephants around the world, any US policy that better controls the sale of such products has a global impact.

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New US ivory regulations: An important step for elephants

Sat, 07/25/2015
The new ivory regulations close longstanding loopholes that have allowed the ill

The new ivory regulations close longstanding loopholes that have allowed the illicit trafficking of elephant parts to thrive.What can US domestic policy do for African elephants halfway around the world?

A lot, it turns out.

Northern-Dogs-Projekt: Versorgung der Hunde im abgelegenen Norden Kanadas in Gefahr

Tue, 07/21/2015
Um den Hunden in den entlegenen Gemeinden im Norden Kanadas zu helfen, brauchen

Um den Hunden in den entlegenen Gemeinden im Norden Kanadas zu helfen, brauchen wir einen Transporter.Seit vielen Jahren reist das kanadische IFAW Team im Rahmen des Northern-Dogs-Projekts mehrmals im Jahr in entlegene Gemeinden im Norden Kanadas, in denen es für Hunde keine medizinische Versorgung gibt.

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