IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup from Portoroz Slovenia

Mon, 15/09/2014
IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been an active and vocal NGO observer of the proceedings at the International Whaling Commission meeting nearly as long as they have allowed NGOs though the doors...And this year is no exception.

The meeting is held biannually, each alternating year now in a new location. 

This 65th gathering of 80+ member states is being held in Portoroz, Slovenia.

Throughout this week's meeting in the Storify below, I'll gather IFAW postings and related news articles.

EU governments lead global protest against Icelandic Whaling

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Mon, 15/09/2014
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archive photo © IFAW

Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and increased harvest of whales… and to its ongoing international trade in whale products.”

The diplomatic move was welcomed by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare– www.ifaw.org).

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Pressekontakt
Zeitraum
Pressekontakt: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Mobiltelefon: 
+32 (0)473 86 34 61
E-Mail: 

Today is a turning point for sharks

Son, 14/09/2014
Today is a turning point for sharks

Oceanic whitetip shark, one of the most threatened sharks. © R. SonntagThere is the International Day of the Dog, the World Oceans Day and the Day of the Porpoise.

As far as we are concerned, September 14 is International Shark Day.

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Important Day for Sharks as New Protection Measures go into Action

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Son, 14/09/2014
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Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action

Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today.

It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin trade that supports the luxury soup trade in the Far East, while others like the porbeagle shark have been hunted to the point of being “critically endangered in the North East Atlantic” for consumption on European dinner tables.

Press Location: 
Hamburg, Germany
Pressekontakt
Zeitraum
Pressekontakt: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
Telefon: 
+27 21 701 8642
Mobiltelefon: 
+27 82 330 2558

Kenya : développement du projet de conservation du corridor de Kitenden

Don, 04/09/2014
Kenya : développement du projet de conservation du corridor de Kitenden

Un peu plus d’un an après avoir signé un bail avec les propriétaires du ranch collectif d’Olgulului-Ololarashi (OOGR) visant à protéger un important corridor pour les éléphants, me voici de retour à Amboseli.

IWC65: Change versus more of the same

Mon, 15/09/2014
IWC65: Change versus more of the same

Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia

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“Life is change,” the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said. It sometimes feels I’ve spent much of my life in and around the International Whaling Commission (IWC). 

La chasse à la baleine scientifique du Japon sous les projecteurs alors que s’ouvre le sommet de la Commission baleinière internationale

Publication Date: 
Fre, 12/09/2014
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La chasse à la baleine scientifique du Japon sous les projecteurs alors que s’ou

Alors que des délégués du monde entier se rassemblent à Portoroz, en Slovénie, à l’occasion de la 65e session plénière de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI) dès lundi, de profondes divisions règnent entre les Parties au sujet de la chasse à la baleine « scientifique » pratiquée par le Japon.

Press Location: 
Londres
Pressekontakt
Zeitraum
Pressekontakt: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
Mobiltelefon: 
+44 (0)7917 507717
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