Focus sur l'Afrique : 50 ans, un cap aussi important pour les éléphantes matriarches que pour les humains

Lun, 03/19/2012
Focus sur l'Afrique : 50 ans, un cap aussi important pour les éléphantes matriar

Les mères expérimentées comme Alison gardent leurs petits à l'ombre du soleil brûlantLors de la terrible sécheresse de 2009, qui a précipité l'étude menée en collaboration avec le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (IFAW) sur les perturbations de la vie sociale des pachydermes, le Projet de recherche sur

POETRY! World-class whale research vessel sails for U.S., Iceland

Mar, 03/27/2012
POETRY! World-class whale research vessel sails for U.S., Iceland

There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:

There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners,

Souls that have toil’d, and wrought, and thought with me—

That ever with a frolic welcome took

The thunder and the sunshine  . . .

Song of the Whale, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s purpose built, and state-of-the-art research vessel sailed today from the cloudy port of Ipswich in the United Kingdom. 

VIDEO: Canada fails again in fisheries management by placing politics over science

Mié, 03/28/2012
A Canadian sealer on the ice with his kill this season. c. IFAW/S. Fink

This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper. - ED

A recent editorial suggested that the 2012 allowable catch of 400,000 harp seals in Canada is unlikely to be reached because of the lack of markets for seal products. 

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Les héritiers de Donald Trump entachent la réputation familiale

Mié, 03/14/2012
Les héritiers de Donald Trump entachent la réputation familiale

Donald Trump Jr. tenant la queue d’un éléphant qu’il viendrait d’abattre.J’ai été saisi de stupeur en voyant les récentes images de Donald Trump Jr.

Focus sur la Russie- Dossier : le massacre des tigres de l’Amour

Lun, 03/12/2012
Focus sur la Russie- Dossier : le massacre des tigres de l’Amour

LÉGENDE PHOTO : Grâce aux actions menées par IFAW en Russie, l’amende appliquée pour punir le braconnage des tigres de l’Amour est passée de 2 000 roubles (35 €) à 575 000 roubles (14 800 €).En 2008, Rosprirodnadzor, l’organisme d’État russe en charge de l

Spotlight UK: Finding safe haven for animal victims of domestic violence

Mar, 03/27/2012
Spotlight UK: Finding safe haven for animal victims of domestic violence

So many of us know and have experienced the close bond that exists between people and their animal companions.  Such a relationship is incredibly special and it is one that should not only be cherished, but protected. In families suffering from domestic violence the love between people and their pets may not only be challenged, it can be exploited to cause further harm.  Animals may be used as tools to control, threaten, intimidate and frighten human victims.  Pets may often be hurt or even killed.   

Field update: Ohio big cats Nikita and Tasha are on their way home

Mar, 03/27/2012
Field update: Ohio big cats Nikita and Tasha are on their way home

Nikita hates men.

The sight of a man sends her into orbit.

Nikita is a seven-year old tiger who was born and raised by a person whose only objective was to make money by using (and misusing) animals for profit. Nikita was used for photo opportunities for anyone who would pay to have their picture taken with a tiger.

She was used into adulthood until she was too dangerous to use, then relegated into a cage with another female and a male to produce cubs to use for the same purpose.

UK Parliament helping to ramp up wildlife crime enforcement

Lun, 03/26/2012
UK Parliament helping to ramp up wildlife crime enforcement

The recent slaughter of hundreds of elephants in Cameroon for their ivory and the tragic death of some of those out there trying to protect them really brings the true cost of the illegal ivory trade home.

My colleagues from the International Fund for Animal Welfare were on the ground in Cameroon sending us distressing updates that included descriptions of how some of the elephants had their tusks cut off while they were still alive.

VIDEO: Die Rettung der Elefanten durch Bekämpfung des Elfenbeinhandels

Mié, 03/21/2012
VIDEO: Die Rettung der Elefanten durch Bekämpfung des Elfenbeinhandels

Ein kürzlich auf Sky TV ausgestrahlter Bericht zum Thema Elfenbeinhandel.

Der illegale Elfenbeinhandel beginnt mit dem Töten von Elefanten, geht weiter mit dem Schmuggeln des Elfenbeins über Ländergrenzen hinweg und endet beim Verkauf von Schnitzereien, Stempeln und Schmuckstücken unter dem Ladentisch, auf asiatischen Märkten oder im Internet.