The new life for Amur tiger cubs

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Experts think these animals cannot be released. First of all, because there is no rehabilitation center for Amur tigers in the Russian Far East.

“It was good we could timely start financing those orphaned tiger cubs. The last winter was a very difficult period for the Amur tiger population.
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World’s Largest Photo Mosaic of Tiger Unveiled at CITES; World Leaders Urged to End Tiger Trade

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Je, 06/07/2007
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The International Tiger Coalition, comprised of 35 organizations working to save wild tigers, assembled the world’s largest photo mosaic of a tiger in front of the World Forum Convention Center today with the message, “End Tiger Trade.” Delegates from 171 countries are meeting here for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

“We think a mosaic made from photos of tiger fans is a powerful way to remind world governments that the eyes of the world are watching what happens at CITES,” said Dr.

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Protections for elephants, whales, tigers, emerge from conservation forum

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Ve, 06/15/2007
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“CITES is a conservation convention designed to protect wildlife from the threat of trade, not a tool to promote trade,” says Peter Pueschel, Global Head of IFAW’s Wildlife Trade program.
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Cameroon, Hong Kong, China win Interpol award for their efforts in fighting wildlife crime

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Je, 06/07/2007
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Interpol’s Ecomessage Award comes with a prize sponsored by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) valued at US$30,000.
 
“By recognizing Cameroon and Hong Kong, Province of China as the 2007 award recipients, Interpol wishes to acknowledge that in utilizing the Ecomessage system, these agencies were directly responsible for the dismantling of a significant organizational structure perpetrating the illegal trafficking of large amounts of raw ivory from Africa to Southeast Asia
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CITES rebuffs Japan’s efforts to reopen whale meat trade

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Since 1994, Japan and Norway have regularly submitted proposals to CITES seeking to weaken protection for the great whales.  This year, Japan proposed a full review of the population status of all 13 great whale species by CITES, while Iceland submitted a proposal for review of the fin whale.   Today’s rejection of these proposals by an overwhelming majority of Parties immediately follows losses for Japan, Iceland and Norway at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) held in Anchorage, Alaska from May 28 to May 31.  The
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Critical lapses in CITES compliance revealed as Southern African nations push for reopening of ivory trade

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Ma, 06/05/2007
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“Southern African countries’ ability to comply with CITES is not what they make it out to be,” says Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW’s Southern Africa Regional Director and advocate for good conservation management practices and non-consumptive utilization.
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IFAW investigation pushes eBay to announce global ban of all international ivory trade

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Ma, 06/05/2007
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In its survey carried out in February 2007, IFAW found that 94% of elephant ivory for sale on eBay sites was potentially illegal. The report also found that eBay policies varied from country to country and were often vague and not enforced.
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<STRONG>IFAW's 2007 eBay survey &quot;Bidding for Extinction&quot;. <BR><BR></STRONG>The results reveal an arlaming level of illegal trade on worldwide eBay auction platforms, specifically in ivory items.

New and improved system to combat illegal wildlife trade unveiled

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Di, 06/03/2007
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WEMS works by collecting, compiling, analyzing and disseminating on a global scale the information it collects on wildlife crime.&nbsp; In contrast to the Interpol system, which acts as a central database for official information submitted by national enforcement authorities, the WEMS system relies on information provided by private organizations.&nbsp; Additionally, while Interpol’s information is shared exclusively with national enforcement officials, WEMS works to elevate public awareness by disseminating selected information it collects to the public-at-large.&nbs
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African elephant makes appearance at opening day of international wildlife trade conference

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Di, 06/03/2007
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Mjumbe was made in Kenya from confiscated wire snares, and designed by famed Kenyan metal sculptor, Kioko. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) commissioned the sculpture as part of its global elephant protection campaign.
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Illegal trade in tigers undermines China&#8217;s implementation of CITES

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Je, 05/31/2007
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Grace Gabriel, IFAW’s Asia Regional Director and key player in the tiger farming debate, said of the report’s findings, “Tigers play a vital role in our ecosystem and are key to Asia’s wildlife heritage.
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