Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies

Jun 27 2017
Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies

Selfies have become social currency. It is no longer enough to visit the Blarney Stone. You need an upside-down kissing snapshot on Instagram to get people to double tap.

We are social creatures, and research shows that photos with our faces in them receive an average of 38 percent more likes.

So sharing our experiences does get your friends and followers’ attention.

Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies

Jun 27 2017
Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies

Selfies have become social currency. It is no longer enough to visit the Blarney Stone. You need an upside-down kissing snapshot on Instagram to get people to double tap.

We are social creatures, and research shows that photos with our faces in them receive an average of 38 percent more likes.

So sharing our experiences does get your friends and followers’ attention.

L'Inde révèle un important trafic de varans en ligne

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Jun 21 2017
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Un nouveau trafic en ligne pour le moins étrange de produits dérivés d'espèces sauvages a été révélé par des enquêteurs indiens. En effet, ces derniers ont annoncé qu'ils avaient découvert de nombreuses preuves du commerce de pénis de varans, une espèce en voie d'extinction connue pour son pénis « fourchu ».

Press Location: 
New Delhi, Inde
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW
Jose Louies, WTI
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+91 9745003075

絶滅危惧種のクジラの保護に向けた船会社の取り組みが認められる

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Jun 8 2017
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絶滅危惧種のタイセイヨウセミクジラと大型輸送船の衝突はこの希少なクジラの主な死因の1つで、約500頭とされるこの種の個体数の回復を妨げています。そのため保護対策として、セミクジラの指定生息域では船舶は10ノット(時速約18.5㎞)以下で運航するよう義務付けられ、船の速度は監視されています。

国際動物福祉基金(IFAW)ステルワーゲンバンク国立海洋保護区(SBNMS)は世界海洋デーを祝して、各船会社の過去2年間の速度遵守に関する成績表をまとめた「セミクジラ企業責任プロジェクト」を発表しました。

「ますます多くの船会社と船員が速度規制を重要視しています。これは絶滅危惧種のセミクジラにとって朗報です。私たちの目標は A+が100%になることですが、その模範を示したCOSCO(コスコ)とMSCに祝辞を述べます」とIFAWの海洋保護部長、パトリック・ラマージは言います。

Press Location: 
米ワシントンD.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
ケリー・ブラノン(IFAW)
Contact phone: 
508.744.2068
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Necropsies on two humpback whales stranded on Cape Cod

Jun 26 2017
IFAW’s Kristen Patchett and Sarah Sharp assess one of the stranded humpback whal

IFAW’s Kristen Patchett and Sarah Sharp assess one of the stranded humpback whales discovered on Monomoy Island near Chatham, Massachusetts.This week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team responded to two separate stranded juvenile humpback whales in Chath

Elefantenwaisen Chamilandu und Batoka treffen in Sambia auf wilde Elefanten

Jun 12 2017
Elefantenwaisen Chamilandu und Batoka treffen in Sambia auf wilde Elefanten

In den vergangenen Monaten verbrachten die beiden immer weniger Zeit damit, in der schützenden Boma zu schlafen.

Für die Elefanten Chamilandu (11 Jahre) und Batoka (9 Jahre) war die letzte Woche sehr ereignisreich, denn sie sind ihrer Auswilderung einen Schritt nähergekommen.

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IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction

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Jun 26 2017
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IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction

IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW Southern Africa
Contact phone: 
+27 (0)82 330 2558
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Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law

Publication Date: 
Jun 15 2017
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The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific whaling programme as ‘violating international law’.

Press Location: 
Tokyo, Japan
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Kerry Branon (IFAW)
Contact phone: 
508-744-2068
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Don’t delist Yellowstone grizzly bears

Jun 23 2017
While grizzly bears have undeniably recovered from near extinction, removing ESA

While grizzly bears have undeniably recovered from near extinction, removing ESA protection is premature. PHOTO: © IFAW/S. CookThe US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced plans yesterday to delist Yellowstone grizzly bears from the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Protecting bees this Pollinator Week

Jun 23 2017
Protecting bees this Pollinator Week

Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s International Operations Centre on Cape Cod, we keep bees. Walking through the windowed hallways, every now and then you’ll spy a coworker suited up in white as small honey bees buzz around them.