Republic of Korea urged to publicly reject whaling plans as it plays host to international conservation forum

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Mit, 09/05/2012
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On the eve of the opening of the world’s largest and most important conservation meeting, host country Korea has been urged to publicly reject its plans to slaughter whales.

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) World Conservation Congress, which takes place once every four years, is due to begin in Jeju tomorrow (Thursday), just weeks after Korea provoked international outrage by announcing its intention to begin harpooning an unquantified number of minke whales for so-called scientific research.*

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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WATCH: Hurricane Isaac update from the field

Die, 09/04/2012

In this brief video update, International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Program Officer Jennifer Gardner and others give us an update on the work the team has begun in helping animals affected by Hurricane Isaac. Stay tuned for more updates as the work continues to help and as always, thanks for your support. -- MB

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600公斤象牙被查获 —— 肯尼亚对非法象牙贸易负责?

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Fre, 07/20/2012
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600公斤象牙被查获 —— 肯尼亚对非法象牙贸易负责?

        短短几日内,亚洲两国海关官员罚没了近600公斤象牙。上周五,泰国海关官员在一架由肯尼亚飞来的航班上查获了藏匿于板条箱内的456公斤象牙。此外,据越 南《青年报》(TUOI TRE)报道,本周早些时候两名越南籍乘客因非法携带137公斤象牙而被越南官员逮捕。走私者将货品从安哥拉运出,借道肯尼亚中转,运往亚洲国家。

        国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW,www.ifaw.org.cn)赞赏泰国和越南海关官员打击制止犯罪活动的行动;同时也发出警告,肯尼亚对于象牙走私进 入非法市场难辞其咎。

        “肯尼亚地区的大象盗猎活动发生率呈上升趋势,而现在又出现了新的情况,肯尼亚不仅仅是非法象牙的来源地,还在成为犯罪分子选择象牙走私的途经线路之一。”IFAW东非地区代表James Isiche说。

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肯尼亚内罗毕
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张琦 (IFAW中国办公室)
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IFAW rushes animal rescue and sheltering teams to Gulf Coast following Hurricane Isaac

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Fre, 08/31/2012
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Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized teams to Alexandria, Louisiana and Waveland, Mississippi to assist in animal rescue and sheltering efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac that made landfall Tuesday evening in Plaquemines Parish, LA as a category 1 storm.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Michael Booth (IFAW HQ)
Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
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EU Seal Ban comes into full effect

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Mit, 10/27/2010
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The General Court of the European Union (EU) today rescinded the temporary suspension of the EU regulation banning the trade in seal products. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – http://www.ifaw.org/) applauds the decision which allows the full implementation of this momentous legislation. The ban is a significant victory in IFAW’s 40 year campaign to end  commercial sealing. 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel
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IFAW welcomes the Tasmanian Government's move to secure the protection to whales and dolphins

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Don, 08/30/2012
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Today the Tasmanian parliament passed a Bill aimed at securing the protection for whales and dolphins already included in the state’s whale watching guidelines.

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Sydney, Australia
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Rebekka Thompson-Jones
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Mr. Abbott, you wear speedos, why aren’t you taking our marine life seriously

Don, 08/30/2012
Australia’s marine reserves proposal is overwhelmingly supported by scientists a

Tony Abbott recently revealed the Coalition’s plan to support a private member Bill that would halt the development of the current federal marine reserves proposal  claiming inadequate industry consultation.

Should this Bill succeed, it would leave proposed marine reserves in limbo and those areas covered by the proposal, around a third of Australia’s water, open to further development.

Tiger & Co als Medizin und Stärkungsmittel

Don, 08/30/2012
Tiger & Co als Medizin und Stärkungsmittel

Auf den Spuren des illegalen Wildtierhandels in Thailand und Myanmar (Burma) –

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Spotlight Africa: convincing communities to share their land is key to saving wildlife

Mit, 08/29/2012
The author with Julius Kipng'etich, Director of Kenya Wildlife Service

The author with Julius Kipng'etich, Director of Kenya Wildlife ServiceBuying the vehicles was the easy part. 

I had just handed the keys to new Toyota Landcruisers to the director of the Kenyan Wildlife Service as part of IFAW’s ongoing project to protect elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. 

SLIDESHOW: Animal Rescue teams prepare to support Gulf Coast effort during Hurricane Isaac

Mit, 08/29/2012
IFAW Animal Rescue staff prepare to head out for Hurricane Isaac.