Ivory, Rhino Horn Seized in Hong Kong

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Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January.

This morning’s seizure was the second in one month in Hong Kong, after customs officials confiscated more than two tonnes of ivory in July – their largest seizure of ivory since 2010.

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Ivory, Rhino Horn Seized in Hong Kong

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Wed, 08/07/2013
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Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January.

This morning’s seizure was the second in one month in Hong Kong, after customs officials confiscated more than two tonnes of ivory in July – their largest seizure of ivory since 2010.

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Good news for beluga whales - SLIDESHOW + VIDEO

Wed, 08/07/2013
Good News for Beluga Whales SLIDESHOW + VIDEO

Weltkatzentag – Liebe allein reicht nicht

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Wed, 08/07/2013

Katzen leiden oft an unerkannten Krankheiten. Diese werden oft durch zu spät behandelten Zahnstein hervorgerufen. Unerkannter Zahnstein kann für Katzen lebensgefährlich werden. Das ist die Erfahrung aus den IFAW-Tierarztpraxen, die gemeinsam mit der Tiertafel Tieren von Menschen in finanzieller Notlage helfen. Darauf macht der IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) anlässlich des Weltkatzentages am 8. August aufmerksam.

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Madam Secretary: we need your help to stop Icelandic whaling

Tue, 08/06/2013
How many more whales must die?

How many more whales must die?

For those following the issue of whaling in Iceland, it has been a frustrating few weeks. 

Earlier this summer, after a two year break, Kristjan Loftsson, the CEO of Iceland’s lone fin whaling company, resumed his hunt of the endangered whales.

ACTION: protests against fin whaling continue in Hvalfjörður, Iceland

Tue, 08/06/2013
Protesters ask ‘What’s the Point?’ of fin whaling.

Protesters ask ‘What’s the Point?’ of fin whaling.It was a bright sunny day in Whalefjord, south west Iceland. Around 20 curious Icelanders were already there, some with their kids. A strong wind was blowing from the north, making the atmosphere even more dramatic as they were flensing (cutting up) a fin whale in the open area below us with just a fence separating us from them.

Een mijlpaal: 3 neushoornkalfjes gespot door dierenarts in India

Fri, 08/02/2013
Jamuna en haar pasgeboren kalfje ©IFAW-WTI/O.Basumatary

Jamuna en haar pasgeboren kalfje © IFAW-WTI/O.Basumatary

Deze blog werd geschreven door dierenarts Bhaskar Choudhurt en naar ons gestuurd door Shrestha Sheren, Hoofd Communicatie, beide maken deel uit van de samenwerking tussen het IFAW en Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).

Finding A Way to a sperm whale hotspot

Finding A Way to…

If human behaviour doesn't change, several species of shark may disappear forever

Mon, 08/05/2013
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fin

It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins – shark fin soup considered a delicacy can sell for up to $100 a bowl.Everything about them fascinates me – their elegance, their streamlined design perfected over millennia, their raw power – the l