German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products

Publication Date: 
Fre, 06/14/2013
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German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products

Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal products. The vote is in response to the WTO (World Trade Organization) challenge brought by Canada and Norway. The lawsuit is at present being debated and a decision should be made this year. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) has worked intensively and in many EU member states for the introduction of this trade regulation.

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German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products

Publication Date: 
Fre, 06/14/2013
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German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products

Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal products. The vote is in response to the WTO (World Trade Organization) challenge brought by Canada and Norway. The lawsuit is at present being debated and a decision should be made this year. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) has worked intensively and in many EU member states for the introduction of this trade regulation.

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Hamburg
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Song of the Whale research vessel gets an unexpected escort off the coast of Spain

Mit, 06/19/2013
Bow-riding pilot whales tag along with IFAW's research vessel Song of the Whale.

Watch this amazing video of the pilot whales who swam along side the Song of the Whale.

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We’ve had many fantastic sightings over the last couple of days but a few stand out.

Two nights ago, while just off the SW coast of Spain, near Almeria, Edd, ship’s mate, and I were on our night watch, when we noticed incredibly vivid bioluminescence in the water.

BEKIJK DE VIDEO: President-directeur Azzedine Downes over toewijding en vertrouwen in zijn visie voor dieren

Don, 06/13/2013

Azzedine Downes, president-directeur van het IFAW, over de uitdagingen en kansen bij onze inspanningen om het welzijn van dieren wereldwijd te verbeteren.

Hyde Bark festival sees crowds of people out in support of their four-legged friends

Don, 06/20/2013
Two furry friends enjoy some refreshment in Hyde Park at the event.

Two furry friends enjoy some refreshment in Hyde Park at the event.Last weekend IFAW attended a festival in Hyde Park…all in honour of man's (and woman's) best friend, aptly called Hyde Bark.

WATCH: CEO Azzedine Downes on commitment and trust in a vision for animals

Don, 06/13/2013

IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect the welfare of animals around the world.

Canada increases allowable catch of endangered cod, still blames seals for lack of recovery

Fre, 06/14/2013
Canadian politicians and fishermen are calling for a cull of seals.

Canadian politicians and fishermen are calling for a cull of seals.In a move that defies explanation, Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield quietly announced last week a 33% increase in the allowable catch of northern cod off the coast of Newfoundland .  

With historic flooding in Germany, food supply for animals will soon become a problem

Don, 06/13/2013
Susanne in our Germany office holding a goat, rescued during the recent flooding

Susanne in our Germany office holding a goat, rescued during the recent flooding.I just had a very informative conversation with our team in Germany. I am proud of the whole IFAW Germany office for their rapid response to an absolutely awful situation.

Partner spotlight: download CERU's beautiful and moving "Elephants – A Way Forward"

Mon, 07/08/2013
Partner spotlight: download CERU's beautiful and moving "Elephants- A Way Forwar

One of the things that the scientific discipline teaches us is just how little we know.

With the plethora of information on elephants that passes my desk on a daily basis, be it in the conventional media, the various social media channels, or in the scientific literature, you would think we know all there is to know about these magnificent creatures and how they interact in their environments.

A mystery to resolve in the English countryside

Die, 06/18/2013

It should be quite simple.

If hunts in England are hunting within the law, it should be very easy to prove.

Go where they meet, observe what they do, and record them engaged in activities where wild animals are not chased by their hounds.

However, if you try to do that you will get a surprise.