Spotlight Russia: Summer play for bear cubs at Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center

Fre, 09/19/2014
IFAW Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center tends 13 bear cubs this summer.

This summer's bear cubs at the Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center.

The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. – MV

Journée mondiale des rhinocéros : la République tchèque et la Slovaquie réunies pour détruire leurs cornes de rhinocéros

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Don, 09/18/2014
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Journée mondiale des rhinocéros : la République tchèque et la Slovaquie réunies
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Journée mondiale des rhinocéros : la République tchèque et la Slovaquie réunies

Dimanche prochain, à la veille de la journée internationale du rhinocéros, les gouvernements tchèque et slovaque se réuniront pour tirer la sonnette d’alarme quant au destin funeste des populations de rhinocéros.

Press Location: 
Dvůr Králové Zoo, Czech Republic
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Pressekontakt: 
Peter Pueschel (Directeur Accords internationaux sur l'environnement IFAW – en République Tchèque)
Julie Landry (communication IFAW)
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+49 170 2720 637
+333 26 48 64 79
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+49 170 2720 637
+336 12 36 40 07

Czech Republic and Slovakia reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony

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Don, 09/18/2014
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Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony

On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos.

At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo in Slovakia, Ministers for Environment for both countries will set alight seized illegal and stockpiled rhino horns in a gesture symbolising the world has reached the 11th hour to save rhinos.

Press Location: 
Dvůr Králové Zoo, Czech Republic
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Pressekontakt: 
Peter Pueschel (IFAW Director for International Environmental Agreements – In Czech Republic)
Julie Landry (IFAW FR)
Telefon: 
+49 170 2720 637
+333 26 48 64 79
Mobiltelefon: 
+336 12 36 40 07
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Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic

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Don, 09/18/2014
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Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s

There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued.

Days of wrangling between pro and anti-whaling nations meant the resolution by New Zealand, which could have been passed by consensus, was pushed to a vote which went through 35-20 with five abstentions and one absence.

Press Location: 
Portoroz, Slovenia
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Pressekontakt: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary

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Don, 09/18/2014
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Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua

At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.

The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and new sponsor Gabon, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation of cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling, which does not take place in these waters.

Press Location: 
Portoroz, Slovenia
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Pressekontakt: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Wal-Konferenz: Wissenschaftlicher Walfang erschwert – Schutzgebiet im Atlantik abgelehnt

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Don, 09/18/2014
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Japans sogenannter wissenschaftlicher Walfang erschwert.
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Japans sogenannter wissenschaftlicher Walfang erschwert.

Zwei wichtige Entscheidungen fielen heute auf der Konferenz der Internationalen Walfang-Kommission (IWC) in Podoroz, Slowenien. Zunächst stimmte eine Mehrheit von Ländern für eine Resolution, die den „wissenschaftlichen“ Walfang erschwert. Solcher Walfang muss nun von der alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden Vollversammlung beraten werden. Kurz darauf scheiterte die Einrichtung eines Walschutzgebiets im Südatlantik. Trotz einer Mehrheit von 40 Stimmen dafür gegen 18 Nein-Stimmen, verfehlte das Schutzgebiet die nötige Dreiviertelmehrheit.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
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Pressekontakt: 
Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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+49 (0)40 866 500 15
Mobiltelefon: 
+49 173 622 75 39

Strong EU support brings victory for whales as IWC votes against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic

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Don, 09/18/2014
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There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued. The EU, voting as a bloc, was instrumental in the passage of the resolution.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Pressekontakt: 
Adrian Hiel, Ifaw EU
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+32 2 282 06 93
Mobiltelefon: 
+32 473 86 34 61
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A good week for whales? Tune in tomorrow!

Mit, 09/17/2014
With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji M

With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji Morishita and Russia's Valentin Ilyushenko sign a new cooperative agreement to protect Western Gray Whales.As I sit down to type up this blog, it’s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, So

I Found a Way to save the Glenbog Wombats

Don, 09/18/2014
The Wynans and public pressure save wombat burrows from loggers’ bulldozers.

Thank you for saving my home! Marie and Ray Wynan, along with public pressure, halts logger’s bulldozers from destroying wombat burrows.  It’s increasingly rare to receive good news these days so I wanted to take this opportunity to share some with you.