Biggest elephant ivory seizure in more than a decade caps disastrous year

Me, 12/14/2011
Malaysian authorities with part of the recent 15 tonne seizure. Source: Wildlife

Malaysian authorities with part of the recent 15 tonne seizure. Source: Wildlife ExtraThe recent seizure of 15 tons of elephant ivory is the largest recorded seizure in more than a decade.

15 Tonnen Elfenbein in Malaysia beschlagnahmt

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Wie jetzt bekannt wurde beschlagnahmten am Montag malaiische Behördenvertreter 15 Tonnen Elfenbein in der Hafenstadt Port Klang. Es ist der sechste Aufgriff von Elfenbein in Malaysia innerhalb der letzten Monate.

Das weiße Gold war in Containern versteckt, die in Mombasa, Kenia, verladen wurden und laut Papieren „Handwerk aus Sandstein“ enthalten sollten. Sie waren auf dem Weg zur Hafenstadt Sihanouk Ville in Kambodscha. Laut malaiischen Behörden hat das beschlagnahmte Elfenbein einen Marktwert von etwa 17,8 Millionen Euro.

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15 tons of elephant Ivory seized in Malaysia add to staggering annual toll

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Ma, 12/13/2011
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Malaysian authorities seized a staggering 15 tons of elephant ivory yesterday in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur, the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months.

The seizure originated in Mombasa, Kenya and was hidden inside containers marked as “sandstone-made handicraft”. Authorities in Malaysia have valued the shipment at approximately €17.8 million (USD $23.5 million). The shipment was bound for SihanoukVille, Cambodia, a port town 185kms/115 miles southwest of Phnom Penh

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UPDATED: Together, we're changing the lives of a group of wolf dogs for the better

Sa, 12/10/2011
One of the wolf-dogs being transported to their new homes in California.

An update on the wolves and wolf-dogs from their home at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC):

UPDATE 3.30.12 - An update on the wolves and wolf-dogs from their home at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC):

Wolf dogs rescued from chains in Alaska find new home in California

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Ve, 12/09/2011
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 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) announced today that 29 wolf dogs were rescued from a substandard breeding facility in Palmer, Alaska. Staff and volunteers from the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC – www.lockwoodarc.org) worked with the Alaska State Special Prosecutor to take possession of the animals living with inadequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization.

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Spotlight Berlin: With some help, young Bernie the St. Bernard and his owner remain together

Ve, 12/09/2011
Bernie the St. Bernard helped by IFAW partner Tiertafle in Berlin, Germany.

Bernie the St. Bernard helped by IFAW partner Tiertafle in Berlin, Germany.Bernie had collapsed while waiting outside the Tiertafel building in Berlin, Germany. When we arrived he was in the waiting room with his owner, standing still with the heavy, drooping face so well known to dogs of his breed – the Saint Bernard.

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Return to 2005 could spell disaster for endangered species

Je, 12/08/2011
A grizzly bear in Vancouver, B.C.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives full Committee on Natural Resources held the first of what will likely be a series of hearings on the landmark Endangered Species Act (ESA), which has been protecting imperiled plants and animals and riling land developers and other industries for almost four decades.