Besitzer festgenommen, mehrere hundert vernachlässigte Katzen in Florida gerettet

Don, 03/01/2012
Eine der geretteten Katzen in Florida wird versorgt. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli

Eine der geretteten Katzen in Florida wird versorgt. c. ASPCA/Mike BizelliWir sind hier draußen, obwohl es wie aus Kübeln schüttet, denn mehrere hundert Katzen brauchen dringend unsere Hilfe. Dies ist unser zweiter Tag in der Gemeinde Lee im Norden Floridas.

Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?

Don, 03/01/2012
Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?

To find an answer to this interesting question I had an appointment today at the zoological museum of Hamburg university.

It is a sad fact that shoes, belts and purses from snakeskin, crocodile and other reptiles are still popular as products and people like to take them home as souvenirs of their vacations. However, if the item is made from the hide of a protected animal it can easily lead to problems with customs on returning home.

The importation of such products is mostly illegal and only permitted in exceptional cases with the proper documentation.

Thousands cry out online against bear farming in China

Don, 03/01/2012
An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW

An asiatic black bear. c. IFAWIn December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set up by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Fifteen years later, a Chinese bear farm associated company is trying to expand the cruelty-plagued industry by applying for an initial public offering (IPO).

If Tarzan shouldn’t own big cats, then nobody should

Don, 03/01/2012
If Tarzan Shouldn’t Own Big Cats, then Nobody Should

On Monday, several big cats were confiscated from former Tarzan actor Steve Sipek’s compound in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission seized two tigers and a black leopard, saying Sipek repeatedly failed to correct violations following reports of numerous bites, escapes, improper diet, and inadequate fencing and caging. 

New alliance calls for unprecedented protection for Antarctica’s oceans

Publication Date: 
Mit, 02/29/2012

 The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, an international collective of environmental organizations and high-profile supporters, have come together to call for the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves to be established to protect Antarctica’s Southern Ocean.

The Alliance’s public campaign “Join the Watch”, launched around the world today, is inviting a global audience to participate in the campaign and its call for Antarctic marine protection.

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
Pressekontakt
Pressekontakt: 
Imogen Scott (IFAW AU)
Blair Palese (AOA)
Michael Holland (Edelman)
Telefon: 
+61402183113
+61414659511
+1 212 642 7760

Bipartisan bill prohibiting private possession of big cats introduced in House, with Senate bill to follow

Publication Date: 
Mit, 02/29/2012
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© IFAW/D. Willetts
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© IFAW/D. Willetts

Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives that would prohibit breeding and private possession of captive big cats. The “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” introduced by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D-CA), would ensure that lions, tigers and other dangerous big cats—which are kept as pets in the U.S. in alarming numbers—do not threaten public safety, diminish global big cat conservation efforts, or end up living in deplorable conditions where they can be subject to mistreatment and cruelty. Sen.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Pressekontakt
Pressekontakt: 
Doug Ruchefsky (Rosen Group)
Tracy Coppola (IFAW DC)
Telefon: 
+ 1 212 255 6395
+1 202 536 1910

Big cats roar with approval as new bill is introduced in Congress

Mit, 02/29/2012
Big cats roar with approval as new bill is introduced in Congress

As many of you may recall, last October, in Zanesville, Ohio, the owner of a backyard menagerie opened the cages of his tigers, leopards, lions, wolves, bears and monkeys before killing himself, giving police no choice but to shoot and kill nearly 50 animals – 38 of them big cats – before they could enter populated areas of the community.

Owner arrested, hundreds of neglected cats finally rescued in Florida

Die, 02/28/2012
One of the rescued cats now under care in Florida. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli

One of the rescued cats now under care in Florida. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli We're out here, despite the torrential downpour because hundreds of cats need us desperately.

Now is the time to protect Antarctic waters

Die, 02/28/2012
Now is the time to protect Antarctic waters

This Antarctic Ocean Alliance video featues actor Ed Norton & oceanographer Sylvia Earle who speak specifically to the to the problem Antarctic waters face. 

New Alliance launches report calling for 3.6 million sq km of fully protected marine reserve in Antarctica’s Ross Sea

Publication Date: 
Die, 02/28/2012

A new coalition of environmental groups and notable people, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA), launched its first report, “Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Marine Reserve for the Ross Sea”, at a reception for Parliamentarians and guests in Wellington today. The report outlines a proposal and rationale for a fully protected marine reserve in the Ross Sea, to become the keystone of the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. 

Press Location: 
WELLINGTON
Pressekontakt
Pressekontakt: 
Imogen Scott (IFAW-AU)
Geoff Keey (AOA New Zealand)
Blair Palese (AOA)
Telefon: 
+61 (0) 2 9288 4973
+64 (0) 21 423 497
+614 1465 9511
Mobiltelefon: 
+61 (0) 402 183 113