Spotlight Dubai: A Dutchman turns a hobby into a crime

Sun, 08/05/2012
Spotlight Dubai: A Dutchman turns a hobby into a crime

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water has filed complaint against the man after it sent their inspectors to his house in Dubai not only once but twice. The ministry’s inspectors found the man trading in fighting roosters, lemurs, toco toucans and other CITES species.

Six years ago, the Dutch manager started his work with animals as a hobby but later turned importing most of species from Holland and selling them to the markets together with his wife.

The protection of elephants is still at an impasse at CITES meeting

Sat, 08/04/2012
The protection of elephants is still at an impasse at CITES meeting

The 62nd Meeting of the CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Standing Committee began its last day much as it began.

Ticking time-bombs: the big cats epidemic isn’t going away on its own

Mon, 08/20/2012
Ticking time-bombs: the big cats epidemic isn’t going away on its own

Click here to watch ABC's hour-long 20/20 special "When Animals Strike Back".Now more than ever, Congress needs to pass the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (HR 4122) to protect big cats and humans from the exotic pet trade.

Humpback whale research project touches down in Zanzibar

Mon, 07/23/2012
This year’s Zanzibar Humpback Whale Research Team (missing: Jessica and Khamis K

These posts are occassionally filed by members of the Zanzibar Humpack Whale Research team led by Dr. Per Berggen. This particular post was filed by Kristin Öhman, this year's Field Principle Investigator. -- ED

Dierenkieswijzer geeft dieren een stem

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Mon, 08/20/2012
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De Dierencoalitie heeft vandaag in het VARA-radioprogramma Vroege Vogels de Dierenkieswijzer gelanceerd. De Dierenkieswijzer maakt inzichtelijk hoe partijen denken over belangrijke dierenwelzijnsonderwerpen, van plofkip tot rasdierenfokkerij.

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Spotlight Canada: Northern dogs "Emmy" is a big producer

Thu, 07/19/2012
Spotlight Canada: Northern dogs "Emmy" is a big producer

Mama and pups.Emmy is what we call a big producer. 

In her short life, she had added more than her share of pups to the local dog population.  Coming into heat twice each year, she had not just had multiple litters, she had had big ones --  9 to 13 puppies in each. 

In total, Emmy had produced close to 50 puppies and no one can refute that that equals…. a big producer.

Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale expedition sees a right whale

Tue, 07/31/2012
Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale expedition sees a right whale

This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team collectively. - MV

Tough weather kept the team onshore for a bit.Because of the unfavorable weather last time, we had only one survey-opportunity and only for a half of the day.

But, like you will find out further, this time gave us much more, then we could only imagine.

The good and the bad of internationalism

Tue, 07/31/2012
The good and the bad of internationalism

I am a big fan of internationalism and watching the recent opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics reminded me why. What an uplifting experience to see nations of varied culture, language and religion come together through a common goal. I spent a large part of my life living in London and watching the parade, I felt proud, but not just as an ex-Londoner, as  a citizen of the world too!

Seal hunt letter from Bill Maher: Bob Rae missed the point

Tue, 07/31/2012
Seal hunt letter from Bill Maher: Bob Rae missed the point

Bill Maher wrote to the interim leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, Bob Rae, in early July and the two have been having a debate of sorts that’s being played out in Huffington Post Canada. Maher wrote to Rae about Canada’s commercial seal hunt, expecting the Liberals to do better than the Conservatives in their blind support of the industry.

Spotlight Russia: Western grey whale research presents new difficulties

Fri, 07/27/2012
Spotlight Russia: Western grey whale research presents new difficulties

This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team collectively. - MV

26-27 of June. New difficulties, the compelled rest, first survey.