World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets

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Mié, 09/28/2016
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Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every year. The large majority of the human deaths are children, and occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Official statistics list some 60,000 cases per year. However, as rabies is a disease of marginalized people, many cases are unreported.

Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA
Contacto de prensa
Contacto de prensa: 
Res Krebs, IFAW Canada, Ottawa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+1 416 669-3459
+32 2 237 60 52

Invloed uitoefenen op 's werelds grootste conferentie voor bescherming van wilde dier- en plantensoorten, CITES CoP17

Jue, 09/22/2016

Ik ben in Johannesburg in Zuid-Afrika waar ik de IFAW-delegatie aanvoer bij de 17e vergadering van de Conferentie van de Partijen bij de Conventie inzake de Internationale Handel in Bedreigde Uitheemse Dieren en Planten (of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), CITES

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CITES投票否决象牙贸易决策机制

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Lun, 09/26/2016
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今晚,《濒危野生动植物种国际贸易公约》(CITES)投票决定彻底放弃有争议的象牙贸易决策机制(DMM),环保人士对此表示欢呼雀跃。

虽然该决定的最后一刻让人很紧张,但对于那些一直希望结束关于未来开展象牙贸易讨论的人来说,昨晚还是得到了令人满意的结果。

“这真是个好消息,也是我们希望的结局。”国际爱护动物基金会(IFAW)大象保护项目主任Jason Bell说,“现场有一些迷惑的时候,甚至有一些不寻常的投票决定,但最后还是否决DMM的占了多数,有这样的共识,大象的未来将会更好。对于这样的结果,我们真的很高兴。”

早些时候,美国表示:“自从提出决策机制以来,大象的实地情况已经恶化了,甚至包括我们曾认为很安全的大象种群。CITES应该通过非洲象保护行动计划(AEAP)集中资源解决大象面临的紧迫威胁。考虑到当前的危机状态,我们认为不应该继续讨论决策机制。”

目前非洲象分布在撒哈拉以南非洲的37个国家。非洲的中部、东部和南部部分地区的广阔地域仍是象群栖息地,但是非洲大陆上的象群分布正日益碎片化。非洲各地的大象种群数量也有显著差异,有些种群数量在减少,有些保持稳定,也有些数量在增加。据估计,目前非洲有45万到55万头大象。

Press Location: 
约翰内斯堡 南非
Contacto de prensa
Contacto de prensa: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
Dörte von der Reith (IFAW DE)
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
076 452 9498

Shocking IFAW report reveals how auction houses in Australia contribute to the illegal ivory trade

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Mié, 09/28/2016
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Can you tell the difference between an antique ivory carving and one that came from an elephant poached just last month?  This is just one of the issues at the heart of a new report published today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). 

The new report “Under the Hammer” reveals IFAW’s investigation into the flourishing trade in ivory and rhino horn in auction houses across the country, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  The report is the first-ever in-depth investigation into Australian auction houses.

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Australia
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Contacto de prensa: 
Rebekka Thompson-Jones
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+61 (0)2 9 288 4973
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+61 (0)401 090 034

Mystic Aquarium/IFAW Statement: Rescued manatee is pregnant

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Mar, 09/27/2016
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Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” is pregnant. The 800 pound female was rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) last Thursday in Falmouth, MA just before the water temperatures dropped to an uninhabitable 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

Press Location: 
Mystic, CT
Contacto de prensa
Contacto de prensa: 
Kerry Branon (IFAW HQ)
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(508) 744-2068
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Governments, online companies, NGOs join forces in the fight against wildlife cybercrime

Mar, 09/27/2016

Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Kenyan prosecutor take centre stage at one of the world’s biggest conservation gatherings to unite in our fight against wildlife cybercrime.

Governments, online companies, NGOs join forces in the fight against wildlife cybercrime

Mar, 09/27/2016

Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Kenyan prosecutor take centre stage at one of the world’s biggest conservation gatherings to unite in our fight against wildlife cybercrime.

Governments, online companies, NGOs join forces in the fight against wildlife cybercrime

Mar, 09/27/2016

Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Kenyan prosecutor take centre stage at one of the world’s biggest conservation gatherings to unite in our fight against wildlife cybercrime.

Governments, online companies, NGOs join forces in the fight against wildlife cybercrime

Mar, 09/27/2016

Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Kenyan prosecutor take centre stage at one of the world’s biggest conservation gatherings to unite in our fight against wildlife cybercrime.

Governments, online companies, NGOs join forces in the fight against wildlife cybercrime

Mar, 09/27/2016

Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Kenyan prosecutor take centre stage at one of the world’s biggest conservation gatherings to unite in our fight against wildlife cybercrime.