从津巴布韦捕获野生象幼仔被运往中国

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Mon, 07/06/2015
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The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
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The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.

    周六,一群数月前在津巴布韦捕获用于出售的野生象幼仔被运往中国的动物园。

    小象从津巴布韦首都哈拉雷空运,并已被送往广州长隆野生动物世界。7月6日上午,津巴布韦环境部部长Saviour Kasukuwere确认了此次大象出口,并指出此次共有24头象被运往中国。

    “数月以来我们听到各种谣言和误传,最终津巴布韦还是无视了众多动物保护和福利组织及其数以百万支持者对于停止销售和出口大象的呼吁。IFAW对此感到十分不能接受。”IFAW南非区负责人Jason Bell说。

    “鉴于偷猎行为的不断攀升和对大象栖息地的不断侵占,大象种群正在世界范围内减少。对野生大象的终生圈养行为是完全没有必要的,不仅违反了野生动物保护原则,也是对动物福利的公然无视。”

    早在2014年10月,有报道指出有许多非常年幼的小象和其他野生动物被强制从野外捕获,运往世界著名的万基国家公园进行圈养。Kasukuwere指出贩卖大象所得的收入将用于支付巡护员的工资和支持经营状况不佳的国家公园。

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南非 开普敦
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Inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall at Crown Prince’s Abu Dhabi lecture series

Tue, 07/07/2015
Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San F

Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San Francisco, CA, April, 2014Travelling to Abu Dhabi in the month of July takes some mental preparation as temperatures can often reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit or more.

Wildlife trafficking trainings continue in Bhutan

Tue, 07/07/2015
The day-long workshops were part of IFAW-WTI’s ongoing wildlife crime control ef

The day-long workshops were part of IFAW-WTI’s ongoing wildlife crime control efforts in association with Bhutan’s Department of Forests and Park ServicesThe story was sent by Amrit Menon, Technical Officer to ED, Planning, Wildlife Trust of India.—VM

Les éléphanteaux capturés au Zimbabwe s'envolent pour la Chine

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Mon, 07/06/2015
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Les éléphanteaux ont été soustraits à leurs troupeaux dans le célèbre parc natio
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Les éléphanteaux ont été soustraits à leurs troupeaux dans le célèbre parc natio

Quelques mois après sa capture au Zimbabwe, un groupe d'éléphanteaux a été expédié en Chine samedi dernier à destination du zoo auquel ils ont été vendus. Les éléphants ont été transportés par les airs depuis Harare jusqu'au parc safari de Chimelong, à Guangzhou, une ville située à 120 kilomètres au nord-ouest de Hong Kong.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius, IFAW Southern Africa
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Gevangengenomen olifanten op transport naar Chinese dierentuin

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Mon, 07/06/2015
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Gevangengenomen olifanten op transport naar Chinese dierentuin
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Gevangengenomen olifanten op transport naar Chinese dierentuin

Een groep van 24 olifanten, die enkele maanden geleden in Zimbabwe gevangen is genomen voor de verkoop aan dierentuinen in China, is afgelopen zaterdag op transport gezet. De olifanten zijn per vliegtuig van Harare naar het omstreden Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Goungzhou gebracht, ongeveer 120 kilometer ten noordwesten van Hong Kong.

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Vuur bestrijden om saiga veulens te beschermen

Tue, 06/30/2015
Saiga's lopen het risico om ingesloten te worden door vuur en zo de dood te vind

Saiga's lopen het risico om ingesloten te worden door vuur en zo de dood te vinden.

Er heerst een droge, ondraaglijke hitte op de steppe, waardoor de grond hard wordt en groen gras verkleurt tot levenloos geel.

Bovendien is het seizoen van de branden begonnen.

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Cape Cod exhibits help visitors learn about marine ecosystems

Mon, 07/06/2015
See our expansive “One Cape Cod” photograph exhibit highlighting the local marin

At the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), we rescue and protect animals in more than 40 countries…

…and right here on Cape Cod.

Based on the Cape since 1977, IFAW has a special concern for the quality of life on this fragile peninsula and for the protection of the coastal environment that surrounds us.

EU seal product trade ban nears WTO compliance

Mon, 07/06/2015
The EU seal ban has helped save more than 2 million seals from a cruel death for

The EU seal ban has helped save more than 2 million seals from a cruel death by the commercial seal hunt.June was a good month for seals, as the EU moved a very important step closer to meeting WTO compliance for its regulation on the trade in seal products.

Captured Zimbabwe Elephant Calves Flown to China

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Mon, 07/06/2015
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The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
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The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.

Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.

The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzhou, a city some 120 kms north-west of Hong Kong.

The export was reported and confirmed this morning by Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister for the Environment, who said 24 elephants had been sent to China.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius, IFAW Southern Africa
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Captured Zimbabwe Elephant Calves Flown to China

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Mon, 07/06/2015
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Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.

 The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzhou, a city some 120 kms north-west of Hong Kong. The export was reported confirmed this morning by Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister for the Environment, who said 24 elephants had been sent to China.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius, IFAW Southern Africa
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