4 month struggle to rescue 34 large cats comes to a successful end

Mié, 03/13/2013
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas transferred the final two tigers fr

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas transferred the final two tigers from the failing facility in Mountainburg.The four month struggle to rescue 34 large cats has finally come to an end.

Chinese supporters save over 2,000 stolen dogs, but government action remains critical

Jue, 03/14/2013
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.

Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing city, China.

Mexiko: Erfolgreiche Rettung einer Langschwanzkatze, die zuerst für einen Jaguar gehalten wurde

Jue, 02/28/2013
IFAW-Tierärztin Erika Flores bei der Notoperation der Langschwanzkatze.

IFAW-Tierärztin Erika Flores bei der Notoperation der Langschwanzkatze.Es war Mitte Dezember, etwa 19.00 Uhr, ich war auf dem Weg zu einem Meeting, als Erika Flores mich anrief und mir mitteilte, dass jemand sie angerufen und behauptet hatte, ein „kleiner“ Jaguar sei von einem Auto angefahren worden und brauche medizinische Hilfe.

An unusual season without seals in the White Sea, day two

Vie, 03/15/2013
A whitecoat pup.

A whitecoat pup.Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and what was going on. What is unusual for this season is not only the absence of seals, but also the weather. 

Ice conditions in the White Sea are good but where are all the seals?

Jue, 03/14/2013
Ice, but no seals.

Ice, but no seals.Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg and Marina Prodan to create a seal watching program on the White Sea in the Russian north. This idea was met with enthusiasm by the couple. They built deep in the forest a high-level ecotourism hotel called the Wildlife Discovery Club.

A historic day at CITES for sharks

Lun, 03/11/2013
A historic day at CITES for sharks

It was a historic day for sharks at CITES in Bangkok.Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these animals. Five species of sharks—the oceanic whitetip, three species of hammerheads and the porbeagle—were given Appendix 2 protection against overfishing and exploitation for their fins.

UK politicians united in call on Japan to end commercial whaling

Mar, 03/12/2013
UK politicians united in call on Japan to end commercial whaling

MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum in Britain have called upon Japan to end its cruel and unnecessary whaling programme. More than 30 Parliamentarians attended the launch of our new report, ‘The Economics of Japanese Whaling’ in the House of Commons, all united in their opposition to this outdated, costly and unsustainable practice.

Zweten voor de ijsbeer

Mar, 03/12/2013
IJsbeertjes zoeken bescherming in de warme vacht van hun moeder
IJsbeertjes zoeken bescherming in de warme vacht van hun moeder

Het is een vreemde ervaring om te lobbyen voor ijsberen in een tropisch klimaat. Maar het is nog vreemder dat de Europese Unie een betere toekomst voor de ijsbeer in de weg staat.

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建设生态文明,从拒绝野生动物制品消费开始 (CITES COP16 参会手记)

Dom, 03/10/2013
建设生态文明,从拒绝野生动物制品消费开始 (CITES COP16 参会手记)

        这一届濒危野生动植物种国际贸易公约(CITES)的大会当真超过了我的心理承受力。坦白的说,我早预料到,中国将因为失控的象牙贸易给非洲象带来的灾难而遭到国际社会的指责。但是令我始料未及的是,针对中国的批评远远比这更加猛烈:虎、犀牛、黑猩猩、赛加羚羊、鲨鱼、龟鳖、穿山甲…..只要你想得到的濒危物种,由贸易给牠们带来的生存危机都和中国人对牠们的需求利用有关。

       “Eaten by China” 在环保领域早就成了比 “Made in China” 更加出名的说法。“中国”是本届大会上使用率最高的关键词之一。当然这次出的绝不是什么好名。大会会场里,各国代表们针对物种提案的发言中请求中国减少对濒危物种的消费;在会议间隙间演影的纪录片展示中文“象牙”已经成为非洲小贩人人会说的话。中国访团到一个国家竟然能使市场上象牙的价格抬高。根据肯尼亚野生动物保护局的统计,每年在内罗毕机场因走私象牙被捕的犯罪分子中有95%都是中国人。

4 reasons to read ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’, our digital magazine and iPad app

Lun, 03/11/2013
4 reasons to read ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’, our digital magazine and iPad app

What makes ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’ different to the others? Why should you read it?

Here are my four short reasons …

1. Great photography