WATCH: LATF MOU fosters partnerships to curb poaching and illegal wildlife trade

Septembre 18, 2014

Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on their habitat. Illegal wildlife trade has been identified as a lucrative crime with poachers and wildlife traffickers now using sophisticated equipment and weapons which are indications of well-coordinated international crime rings.

Spotlight Russia: Summer play for bear cubs at Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center

Septembre 19, 2014
IFAW Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center tends 13 bear cubs this summer.

This summer's bear cubs at the Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center.

The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. – MV

Journée mondiale des rhinocéros : la République tchèque et la Slovaquie réunies pour détruire leurs cornes de rhinocéros

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Septembre 18, 2014
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Journée mondiale des rhinocéros : la République tchèque et la Slovaquie réunies

Dimanche prochain, à la veille de la journée internationale du rhinocéros, les gouvernements tchèque et slovaque se réuniront pour tirer la sonnette d’alarme quant au destin funeste des populations de rhinocéros.

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Dvůr Králové Zoo, Czech Republic
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Czech Republic and Slovakia reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony

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Septembre 18, 2014
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On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos.

At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo in Slovakia, Ministers for Environment for both countries will set alight seized illegal and stockpiled rhino horns in a gesture symbolising the world has reached the 11th hour to save rhinos.

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Dvůr Králové Zoo, Czech Republic
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Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic

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Septembre 18, 2014
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There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued.

Days of wrangling between pro and anti-whaling nations meant the resolution by New Zealand, which could have been passed by consensus, was pushed to a vote which went through 35-20 with five abstentions and one absence.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary

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Septembre 18, 2014
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At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.

The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and new sponsor Gabon, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation of cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling, which does not take place in these waters.

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Wal-Konferenz: Wissenschaftlicher Walfang erschwert – Schutzgebiet im Atlantik abgelehnt

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Septembre 18, 2014
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Japans sogenannter wissenschaftlicher Walfang erschwert.
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Japans sogenannter wissenschaftlicher Walfang erschwert.

Zwei wichtige Entscheidungen fielen heute auf der Konferenz der Internationalen Walfang-Kommission (IWC) in Podoroz, Slowenien. Zunächst stimmte eine Mehrheit von Ländern für eine Resolution, die den „wissenschaftlichen“ Walfang erschwert. Solcher Walfang muss nun von der alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden Vollversammlung beraten werden. Kurz darauf scheiterte die Einrichtung eines Walschutzgebiets im Südatlantik. Trotz einer Mehrheit von 40 Stimmen dafür gegen 18 Nein-Stimmen, verfehlte das Schutzgebiet die nötige Dreiviertelmehrheit.

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Hamburg
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Strong EU support brings victory for whales as IWC votes against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic

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There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued. The EU, voting as a bloc, was instrumental in the passage of the resolution.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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