Surprise lors de la réunion annuelle de la Commission Baleinière Internationale : la Corée veut harponner des baleines « pour la science »

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Don, 07/05/2012
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Au cours de la réunion annuelle de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI) qui se tient au Panama cette semaine, la République de Corée a hier créé la surprise en annonçant son intention de se lancer dans la chasse soi-disant scientifique à la baleine.

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Korea announces plans to harpoon whales for ‘science’

Publication Date: 
Don, 07/05/2012
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At the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama today, the Republic of Korea unexpectedly signalled its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling.

The announcement, at the 64th meeting of the IWC in Panama City, came despite failures by Japan and Iceland to find successful markets for the meat from their own scientific whaling or to produce scientific findings of any value from killing whales.

Korea has not hunted whales since 1986, but each year there is a substantial bycatch of whales in Korean waters.

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Südkorea will wissenschaftlichen Walfang aufnehmen

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Don, 07/05/2012
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Südkorea will den wissenschaftlichen Walfang aufnehmen. Das erklärte das Land gestern Abend auf der 64. Walfangkonferenz (IWC), die derzeit in Panama Stadt tagt.

„Das ist ein durchsichtiger Versuch von Südkorea, kommerziellen Walfang unter dem Deckmantel der Wissenschaft zu betreiben“, sagt Dr. Ralf Sonntag, Meeresbiologe des IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) vor Ort in Panama. „Walfang ist unnötig und grausam. Südkorea sollte diese unsinnigen Pläne aufgeben.“

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Spotlight Panama: Day three at the International Whaling Commission meeting

Mit, 07/04/2012

It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a report from the Humane Killing Methods committee which once again failed to find any way of humanely killing whales at sea.

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Spotlight Panama: Day two at the International Whaling Commission meeting

Mit, 07/04/2012
Spotlight Panama: Day two at the International Whaling Commission meeting

As I sit through discussions about whale conservation and whaling at this year’s International Whaling Commission [IWC] in Panama, emotions range from hope to disappointment; hope for the good work being done by the conservation committee of the IWC to address the many other threats facing whales today, such as ship strikes, noise pollution, entanglement and marine debris. 

No room in overhead storage bins for illegal wildlife trade

Die, 07/03/2012
No room in overhead storage bins for illegal wildlife trade

Yesterday, federal authorities reported that seven ivory tusks, a hippopotamus tusk and purses made from the skins of ostrich, stingray, crocodile and elephant were seized at Los Angeles International Airport from a 63-year-old woman traveling from Greece via Germany. The woman claimed they were a gift and was not arrested because she told authorities she was unaware the items were prohibited under the Endangered Species Act.

WATCH: True happiness in the Steppe meeting the saiga antelope

Die, 07/03/2012

A saiga antelope up-close.If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling that life is overflowing around you cannot get even in a big city. And the issues is the life itself which unfolds near the very ground, beetles, rhinoceros beetles, scarabs, grasshoppers, locusts and a lot of other small living things.

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Enthousiaste ‘walvissen’ overreden IJslandse toeristen geen walvisvlees te eten

Die, 06/26/2012

In deze video is een aantal toeristen te zien die werden aangesproken in het kader van de “Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us” campagne.

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Met het aanbreken van het overstromingsseizoen in India, bereiden rehabilitatiemedewerkers zich voor om de dieren te helpen

Mit, 06/27/2012
Nunai wil spelen met verzorger Raju. Foto: Reetika Mheshwari

Een medewerker van IFAW-WTI hangt spandoeken opToen ik vanochtend vroeg wakker werd en het nieuws op televisie zag, met beelden van een olifant die met haar kalfje op een zandbank was gestrand, kwam er een zwaar gevoel over me.