Alarm: lichaamsdelen van wilde dieren in China aangeprezen als vorm van belegging

Sam, 02/18/2012
Alarm: lichaamsdelen van wilde dieren in China aangeprezen als vorm van beleggin

Vorige week hield de internationale politieorganisatie Interpol in Bangkok een reeks bijeenkomsten met leiders en medewerkers van opsporingsnetwerken uit de hele wereld. Doel van de bijeenkomsten was het ontwikkelen van effectieve handhavingsmaatregelen in de strijd tegen de steeds verder escalerende internationale milieucriminaliteit, uiteenlopend van illegale houtkap en het dumpen van afval tot de illegale handel in beschermde wilde diersoorten.

Tracking Tsavo elephants by satellite collars to help reduce conflict and beef up security operations

Publication Date: 
Mon, 03/19/2012
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Satellite collar for Tsavo elephant © IFAW/D. Willetts
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Satellite collar for Tsavo elephant © IFAW/D. Willetts

In an epic operation starting today, ten elephants in Tsavo East and West National Parks will be collared using satellite technology. The collared elephants, both male and female, will assist in mapping out the migratory corridors in the Parks and the buffer zones within the 43,000 square kilometres ecosystem. This will effectively equip the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to design intervention measures for human-elephant conflict mitigation as well as mount security operations for the pachyderms.

Press Location: 
Tsavo, Kenya
Pressekontakt
Pressekontakt: 
Elizabeth Wamba (IFAW)
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+254 (20) 8072197/2406708
Mobiltelefon: 
+254-722 882124
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YouTube chooses the International Fund for Animal Welfare for its inaugural Next Cause class

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Mon, 03/19/2012
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YouTube has selected IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) to be a member of its first official YouTube Next Cause class for leading nonprofit organizations.

From thousands of eligible organizations, YouTube selected IFAW and nineteen others to participate in the launch of its Next Cause program based on the organizations’ commitment to using YouTube, demonstrated passion for improving their use of online video, and future potential for using YouTube to engage audiences and drive action. 

Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA
Pressekontakt
Pressekontakt: 
Abby Berman (Rosen Group)
Telefon: 
+ 1 (646) 695-7044

Spotlight Canada: Let’s make the seal hunt history

Don, 03/15/2012
All around the world, people are speaking out against cruel seal hunts on the In

All around the world, people are speaking out against cruel seal hunts on the International Day of Action for Seals.As the International Day of Action for Seals is upon us, this is a perfect time to reflect on the current realities of the Canadian seal hunt and appreciate just how far we’ve come in the past few years.

Elefantenschlachten ohne Ende

Mit, 03/07/2012
Wildhüter finden einen gewilderten Elefanten.

Wildhüter finden einen gewilderten Elefanten. Gerade ist meine Kollegin Celine Sissler-Bienvenue aus Kamerun zurückgekommen, dort sind seit Januar über 200 Elefanten gewildert worden und das Schlachten geht immer noch weiter, sogar jetzt. Ihre Berichte erinnern mich an meine Erlebnisse als ich eine Zeit lang in Westafrika in einem Nationalpark gearbeitet hatte.

Cameroon elephant tragedy: on the road to BoubaNjida

Mon, 02/27/2012
An elephant slaughtered in Cameroon whose trunk and tusks have been cut off.

An elephant slaughtered in Cameroon whose trunk and tusks have been cut off.Yaoundé, February 27th - 29th, 2012. Julie Landry, communications manager at the Internatioanl Fund for Animal Welfare France, and myself have just landed in Yaoundé, holding in our hands the Feb.

Donald Trumps' sons, no apprentices of mine

Mit, 03/14/2012
Donald Trump Jr. holds the tail of an elephant he presumably had just killed.

Donald Trump Jr. holds the tail of an elephant he presumably had just killed.I was horrified to see the pictures just released of Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric taken from an African safari the pair went on in 2010—during which time they proudly hunted and killed a number of animals including an elephant, leopard, crocodile, kudu, civet cat and waterbuck.

Big cats face big threats, here’s how the U.S. can help

Die, 03/13/2012
Big cats face big threats, here’s how the U.S. can help

Last week, a federal judge sentenced Maria Angela Plancarte and her husband, Elias Garcia Garcia, to a year and a day in prison for smuggling jaguar skins from Mexico to the U.S.  The couple, who was caught selling jaguar skins to federal undercover agents in Florida and Texas, was found guilty of violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), under which jaguars are protected.  While the fate of this couple was ultimately determined by the law, the fate of some big cats remains to be determined. 

Japan spotlight: On the anniversary of tragedy, ending whaling and turning the tide

Die, 03/13/2012
Japan's Imperial Palace in downtown Tokyo.

Japan's Imperial Palace in downtown Tokyo.Wading through the past week’s non-stop media commemorations of 3/11 -- a devastating day that changed both the physical and psychological landscape of modern Japan -- I’ve been thinking about the whales, the tides of history, the Emperor, and the Dane.