只有政府坚定的意愿和行动才能拯救大象的未来

Je, 11/14/2013

        应美国政府邀请,我今天飞抵美国科罗拉多州首府丹佛,来见证一个重要的事件——美国政府首次公开销毁近6吨罚没象牙。

        今年7月,奥巴马签署总统令要求严厉打击非法野生动物贸易。在落基山脚下,这次对非法象牙的集中销毁则标志着美国政府对野生动物犯罪活动的正式宣战。

        我所在的机构——国际爱护动物基金会(IFAW)全力支持各国政府销毁罚没象牙。一方面,对罚没象牙的公开销毁代表一个政府最起码负责任的态度,因为任何政府都不应接受象牙贸易正在导致每年数万头大象被屠杀的残酷现状。而另一方面,销毁象牙能够防止在管理环节上的腐败导致罚没象牙再度流入市场,从而刺激消费、走私和杀戮。

        公开销毁罚没象牙既表明政府对猎杀大象,走私象牙零容忍的立场,同时也向世界各地所有的象牙消费者发出警告,警告每一个消费者都应做出道德和负责的选择,拒绝购买任何象牙制品。

More than 300 wildlife conservation advocates gather to celebrate ESA's 40th birthday

Je, 11/14/2013
More than 300 wildlife conservation advocates gather to celebrate ESA's 40th bir

Attendees pose for a photo at the "A Wild Success: Forty years of the Endangered Species Act" gathering.Last night, as a member of the Endangered Species Coalition, I was proud to represent IFAW at A Wild Success: Forty years of the Endangered Species Act, a gathering of more than 300 wildlife conservation advocates at the Library o

Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Je, 11/14/2013
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Je, 11/14/2013
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Je, 11/14/2013
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Je, 11/14/2013
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Je, 11/14/2013
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

U.S. Ivory Crush

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IFAW Statement:  Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
RE:  U.S. Ivory Crush

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Denver CO
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Contact presse: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
Abby Berman (The Rosen Group)
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(202) 536-1921
(646) 695-7044
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(202) 375-9537

Gemeinsamer Einsatz für Elefanten

Je, 11/14/2013

Hier im Video sehen Sie Dr. Jane Goodall und Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton, zwei berühmte Biologen und Naturschützer, die sich für ein komplettes Handelsverbot für Elefantenelfenbein stark machen.

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Wilderei ist dafür verantwortlich, dass Afrikas Elefantenpopulation in den letzten sechs Jahren dramatisch gesunken ist.