Rhino and Elephants in the Cross-hairs of Organised Crime

Publication Date: 
Mon, 11/19/2012
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The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized confiscations of illegal elephant ivory, once again shining the spotlight on the relentless and bloody onslaught against African wildlife for profit.

The eight rhino – seven adults and a calf – were found shot, hacked with machetes and dehorned on a farm in the North West Province of South Africa. Shockingly the animals were also mutilated for their eyes and ears, while one female had her genitalia cut off.

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香港再次查获大批走私象牙

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Mon, 11/19/2012
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        上周,香港再次查获高达1.3公吨的象牙,在不到4周的时间里,中国香港缴获走私象牙的数量已增至5公吨多。

        10月20日,香港官方查获非法走私象牙3.81公吨,是近两年来香港截获象牙数量最大的一起案件。这批象牙由坦桑尼亚和肯尼亚偷运至香港。

        国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW,www.ifaw.org.cn)反对野生动物贸易项目主任Kevin Alie说:“IFAW对中国官方成功截获象牙表示赞赏,但要阻止象牙再次进入市场,我们需要停止中国市场对象牙的消费,并严厉打击对大象的盗猎。大象分布国则需要培训、装备和情报来保护其野外分布的大象。”

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Second Giant Ivory Bust in Hong Kong

Publication Date: 
Fre, 11/16/2012
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Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks.

On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes of ivory, the largest worldwide in two years. The ivory was shipped from Kenya and Tanzania.

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Spotlight Brazil: releasing dozens of rehabilitated penguins back into the wild

Mon, 11/19/2012
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.

Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (IPRAM) were successfully released into the wild between two separate days in October, the 4th and the 23rd.

Titus the Tiger hangs with "Glee" star Dianna Agron

Fre, 11/23/2012
Titius the Tiger hangs with Dianna Agron

Titius the Tiger hangs with "Glee" star Dianna Argon. Image source Fashion of Glee.In early November, Kamibashi, creators of String Doll Gang dolls, received a sudden flurry of orders through its website for the Titus the Tiger doll.

“So what’s up with that,” the folks at Kamibashi wondered.

Imported teaser text: 

Dianna Agron was photographed out and about in Beverly Hills with Titus dangling from her set of keys.

November brings the dark spectre of fox hunting season, and with it new enhanced monitoring

Fre, 11/16/2012
A British fox in the countryside.

A British fox in the countryside.Every year November brings something else to the British countryside than just darker evenings, leaf-covered ground and an abundance of chestnuts.

If you are a fox in an area where illegal foxhunting may take place, it also brings the dark spectre of the “hunting season”.

Восточная Африка стала центром для кровавой торговли незаконной слоновой костью.

Publication Date: 
Don, 11/15/2012
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Три рекордные по размеру конфискации, проведенные всего за три недели, укрепили репутацию Восточной Африки как координационного центра для кровавой торговли незаконной слоновой костью.

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World's largest marine network proclaimed

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Fre, 11/16/2012
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed today’s proclamation of the new Commonwealth marine reserves network. Today’s announcement by the Australian Government means the marine reserves are now legally binding protected areas, ensuring that much of Australia’s oceans and marine life remain protected for years to come.

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When naming baby elephant calves in Amboseli, having a theme helps

Fre, 11/16/2012
What will these calves be named?

Our new arrivals pose naming challenges.Well, the baby boom is finally coming to an end.

Although some females are still pregnant and will give birth in the coming months, calves born after the start of October will not be considered “baby boomers”.

IFAW Receives $250,000 Grant from Disney to Help Rescue Animals from Natural Disasters and Emergencies

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Don, 11/15/2012
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today a $250,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to support  IFAW’s efforts to rescue animals from disasters, and to assist IFAW and its partners to prepare their rescue personnel for emergencies.

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