Een speciale band: midden in New York is een dier iemands laatste hoop

Jun 3 2014
Een speciale band: midden in New York is een dier iemands laatste hoop

Er kan een speciale band bestaan tussen mens en dier. Veel mensen voelen dit bij hun hond of kat en een paar gelukkigen onder ons hebben zelfs zo’n band ervaren met grote, indrukwekkende dieren, zoals olifanten, neushoorns, walvissen, dolfijnen of apen.

Hieronder vertelt Azzedine Downes iets over die speciale band. ~~ED

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2014 世界大象日——在欢庆中沉思

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Aug 12 2014
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      现在是2014年8月初,今年到目前为止,执法部门每周都会查获大批量的象牙。“而这些仅仅是被报道出的情况,”国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW,www.ifaw.org.cn)指出。

       “每一批被查获的象牙都意味着地球的某一处的大象惨遭猎杀,事实上,猎杀大多发生在非洲,发生在那些由于贫穷和政局不稳定,盗猎者和走私集团可以肆意横行的国家。”IFAW大象保护项目主任Jason Bell说。

“在世界各地的动物保护者准备庆祝世界大象日的时刻,值得反思的是,自今年1月以来,每周执法部门都会查获规模不等的走私象牙。每年,有超过35,000头大象因象牙贸易而被残忍杀害。”

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IFAW Statement on Governor Cuomo Signing New York Ivory Ban

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Aug 12 2014
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Ivory figurines
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Ivory figurines

Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of legislation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horns: 

“New York is in the right state of mind with this ivory ban.

An African elephant is slaughtered on average every fifteen minutes to feed the troublingly large consumer demand for ivory. The U.S. is among the largest ivory consumers in the world and New York is one its biggest sales hubs.

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Washington, D.C.
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New York officially establishes barrier between public and big cats

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Aug 12 2014
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Cougars are among the big cats included in the ban
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Cougars are among the big cats included in the ban

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) is pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed A.9004/S.6903 into law, prohibiting close contact between peo

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Washington, D.C.
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New report links auction industry to the elephant poaching crisis

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Aug 12 2014
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in the industry claim not to be part of the problem driving the elephant poaching crisis, investigators found almost no data that would support this assertion.

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Washington, D.C.
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World Elephant Day 2014 – Time for Celebration and Concern

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Aug 12 2014
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Elephants in Amboseli

It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

“Every seizure of ivory represents the slaughter of elephants wherever they live, but mostly in Africa, in countries where poverty and political insecurity make it possible for poachers and trafficking cartels to operate unhindered,” says Jason Bell, Director of the IFAW Elephant Programme.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Welt-Elefanten-Tag - dem Gedenken müssen Taten folgen

Aug 12 2014

Bei den Rekordzahlen, die die Wilderei in vielen Teilen Afrikas erreicht hat, sollte man erwarten, dass jeden Tag an einer Lösung dieser Krise gearbeitet wird. Der heutige Welt-Elefanten-Tag ist ein Anlass, sich einmal mehr Gedanken zu machen, was wir dringend tun müssen, um das Abschlachten zu beenden und gleichzeitig den Lebensraum zu schützen, damit Elefantenpopulationen auch in Zukunft noch in Freiheit und Sicherheit leben können.

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World Elephant Day – terugkijken en vooruitblikken

Aug 12 2014
World Elephant Day – terugkijken en vooruitblikken

Als je kijkt naar het aantal olifanten dat gestroopt wordt in Afrika, dan zou je denken dat er iedere dag gewerkt wordt aan een oplossing voor dit probleem. Deze dag, World Elephant Day, is een mooi moment om eens goed te kijken naar welke maatregelen nodig zijn om de slachtpartijen te stoppen. Hoe kunnen we zorgen dat er over een aantal jaren ook nog olifanten te bewonderen zijn?

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