Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey

Tue, 04/08/2014
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey

Snare materials the team had removed during their efforts.Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia’s Far East. They logged more than 400 hours and covered more than 800 square kilometers.

Cacophony of ocean noise is not music to a whale’s ear

Tue, 04/08/2014
A humpback whale breaching.

A breaching humpback whale.Whales face more challenges than ever before; commercial whaling, ship strikes, and entanglement, are the common culprits, and as our oceans become increasingly crowded, and therefore increasingly noisier, ocean noise pollution is joining those ranks.

Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty

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Tue, 04/08/2014
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The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today.

Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa, said the SA Government had been actively lobbying to gain support for legalised trade in Rhino horn.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (Wildlife Trade Programme)
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Une fois, deux fois, trois fois ! Adjugé, vendu !

Tue, 04/08/2014
Une fois, deux fois, trois fois ! Adjugé, vendu !

Deux des onze lots d’objets en ivoire qui ont été mis en vente dont 76 kilos de défenses brutes.

België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane

Mon, 04/07/2014
België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane

België is klein, maar er staan grootse daden op het programma: morgen wordt de Belgische voorraad ivoor vernietigd.

Het totale gewicht aan ivoor is nog niet duidelijk, maar het gaat in ieder geval over 1500 kilo!

Aangezien België slechts 11 miljoen inwoners heeft, is dit een schokkende hoeveelheid ivoor en een bewijs dat België een populaire doorvoerroute is van Afrika naar Azië.

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Hundreds of teachers sign up for free animal-themed teaching resources at Education Show

Mon, 04/07/2014
Hundreds of teachers sign up for free animal-themed teaching resources at Educat

One of the IFAW staff smiles for the camera during the NEC Education Show.Once again the  International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Animal Action Education programme stand at this year’s Education Show proved to be a hit.

As they prepare for 1.5 tonne ivory crush this week, Belgian customs should be saluted

Mon, 04/07/2014
België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane

Little Belgium is making big waves with their decision to destroy their entire ivory stockpile.

The final weight of the ivory isn't clear but it will be at least 1.5 tonnes!

Considering Belgium only has 11 million people it is a staggering amount of ivory and a testament to the amount of ivory being transported through Belgium, from Africa on the way to Asia.

A birth, a death, and the joys of being an elephant calf in Amboseli

Mon, 04/07/2014
A birth, a death, and the joys of being an elephant calf in Amboseli

Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little elephant.

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Elephant births in Amboseli are so rare to see. Our luckiest team member has only witnessed five in 30 years.

I’ve seen newborns within minutes of birth, but never the birth itself.

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How elephant tusks “migrate” north in Africa

Mon, 04/07/2014
How elephant tusks “migrate” north in Africa

When you look at this route, from the beginning to the end, you will see a series countries mired in unrest, which makes it difficult to combat the illegal ivory trade.The route begins in a source country that has elephant populations (Chad, South Sudan, Central African Republic); it ends in

Saisie d'ivoire à Singapour: IFAW veut aller encore plus loin

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Thu, 04/03/2014
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Alors que Singapour vient d'annoncer la découverte d'une tonne d'ivoire de contrebande - la deuxième saisie la plus importante de l'île en l'espace de trois mois -, IFAW (Fonds international pour la protection des animaux) exhorte la communauté internationale à recueillir et partager davantage de renseignements afin d'endiguer le braconnage et le trafic d'ivoire.

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Cape Town, Afrique du Sud
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Afrique du sud)
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