Kanada geht gegen EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte bei der WTO vor

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Mon, 02/18/2013
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2009: IFAW-Mitarbeiter bejubeln das Robben-Handelsverbot des EU-Parlaments
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2009: IFAW-Mitarbeiter bejubeln das Robben-Handelsverbot des EU-Parlaments

Heute beginnt in Genf die erste Anhörung zum EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte vor der WTO (Welthandelsorganisation). Kanada und Norwegen fechten das 2009 vom EU-Parlament beschlossene Gesetz an und werden heute ihre Argumente vor dem Schlichtungsausschuss der WTO vorbringen. Die EU wird das Handelsverbot verteidigen.

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A wish for a happy and prosperous Year of the Snake, with a caveat

Mon, 02/11/2013
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I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government officials and representatives from the private sector to plan how best to dampen rising demand for ivory.

There is a festive atmosphere in Beijing in anticipation of celebrations of the new Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake. 

I was fortunate enough to meet with a large number of IFAW supporters who are committed to the goal of arresting the killing of elephants for their ivory. 

Let’s take polar bears off of the trading block

Mon, 02/18/2013
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic

The planet’s remaining polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction.The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a time.  While habitat loss due to climate change still remains the biggest threat to the survival of polar bears, more than ever before, its paws, teeth, skull

VIDEO: Talking about the illegal ivory trade in the Middle East with Dubai One

Fre, 02/15/2013

 

I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to build regional capacity to combat the illegal ivory trade, among other initiatives.

While I was in the United Arab Emirates, I was interviewed by Emirates 24/7, a local news station about the illegal ivory trade and the precipitous decline of lions in Africa and sharks around the world.

Massive tiger rescue in Arkansas enters final stage

Fre, 02/15/2013
Lilly, a moderately petite orange tigress.

Lilly, a moderately petite orange tigress.This past weekend, as a powerful blizzard pounded the Northeast with snow and ice, I hunkered down in my cold, powerless home, warmed only by my two dogs and cat, and I read a book about Amur tigers in the wilderness of Russia’s Far East.

Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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Fre, 02/15/2013
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MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy
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MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy

The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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Fre, 02/15/2013
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The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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Fre, 02/15/2013
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The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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Temporary reprieve from seismic testing - a small victory for Kangaroo Island’s whales

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Don, 02/14/2013
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IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) welcomes the announcement that seismic testing off the coast of Kangaroo Island has been delayed, giving the area and its unique marine life a brief reprieve from oil and gas development.

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CITES CoP 16 Bangkok: several vulnerable shark populations need urgent protection

Die, 02/19/2013
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman

Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman.The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point.

Many shark populations have declined to a mere 20 per cent of their original level.