The European Commission to develop a Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan

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Wed, 05/13/2015
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The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight against the rampant and destructive trade in products like ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and tiger parts.

“It is about time that Europe got serious about playing its role in protecting the world’s biodiversity,” said Satyen Sinha, IFAW Wildlife Policy Lead. “Europe is one of the largest markets for wildlife products and an important transit point for wildlife products going from Africa to Asia.”

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Addressing all the elephants in the room after the UK General Election

Mon, 05/11/2015
The Conservatives stated in their manifesto they would hold a free vote on repea

So who saw that coming?

Not me, certainly.

For weeks I have been going over all the possible coalitions and imagining what kind of an animal welfare policy mash up they would create between them.

If in some twist of fate they all had to govern together I imagined animal policy being like a bizarre robot wearing a Tory safari hat, with a Scottish kilt and Green Party boots, maybe a Labour flak jacket, possibly waving a UKIP pint in its hand.

Slash и Майлз Кеннеди: Где бы не шла торговля слоновой костью, она угрожает слонам повсюду.

Thu, 05/07/2015

Хотя слоны могут весить до семи тонн, и большинство людей никогда не увидят слона в дикой природе, слоны и люди имеют некоторые удивительно сходные черты.

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Blauwalforschung vor der Küste Sri Lankas kann helfen, die Tiere zu schützen

Sat, 04/25/2015
Ein noch junges Blauwalkalb taucht neben seiner Mutter auf.

Ein noch junges Blauwalkalb taucht neben seiner Mutter auf. Insbesonders junge Blauwale sind oft Opfer von Schiffskollisionen. Photo ©Tim LewisGroße Schiffe und Wale vertragen sich nicht. Wir befinden uns mit unserem Forschungsschiff zum zweiten Mal südlich von Sri Lanka.

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Meet Lucy’s adorable five kittens!

Sun, 05/10/2015
Happy Mother’s Day!

Meet Lucy and her adorable five kittens; Atticus, Matilda, Oliver, Winnie, and Leroy.

Lucy was spotted a few months ago by a woman living in Fall River, Massachusetts, wandering nearby her home. The woman suspected she’d been abandoned, so she was keeping an eye on her.

Video zum Muttertag: fünf kleine Katzenkinder mit ihrer Mutter

Fri, 05/08/2015

Einer unserer IFAW Kollegen hat eine Katze, die gerade Nachwuchs bekommen hat. Und diese zwei sind das Süßeste, was man sich nur vorstellen kann. Deshalb haben wir sie gefilmt, wie sie in ihrer Kiste spielen, während Mama sich ausruht.

Wenn ich diese Katzenbabys sehe, muss ich daran denken, wie ich als Kind an der Jacke meiner Mutter gezupft habe, um ihre Aufmerksamkeit zu erhaschen.

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IFAW statement on the Conservative Party achieving a majority in the 2015 UK General Election

Publication Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2015
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IFAW statement on the Conservative Party achieving a majority in the 2015 UK Gen

IFAW will continue to work with those Ministers we have built a positive relationship with on whaling and international wildlife trade, including the radical commitment to end the ivory trade in its entirety; we also look forward to establishing equally strong relationships with any new appointees. However, we will continue our campaign to stop a roll-out of the badger cull which has proved ineffective, inhumane and unscientific. We also maintain our opposition to any attempts to repeal or water down the Hunting Act.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW,UK)
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+44 (0)20 7587 6708
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Animal Rescue team in Nepal still encountering dogs left crippled, suffering

Thu, 05/07/2015
Kali was found dog wobbling along the street.

12 days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, the IFAW Animal Rescue team is still encountering animals like Kali that were left crippled, suffering, and in need.The historic 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas almost two weeks ago affected tens of thousands o