Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)

Mai 22, 2014
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)

After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories regarding whales and seals at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and World Trade Organization (WTO), respectively.

As we look back in retrospect, we are reminded that campaigns that otherwise operate independently of one another can unfold similarly over time.

This is part one in a two-part series addressing the dynamics of two historic campaigns.

Northern Dogs Project begins new season caring for animals in remote Canadian communities

Mai 27, 2014
Northern Dogs Project provides vital animal care to Northern Canada

Northern Dogs vet tech reviving new born puppy.It’s that time of year again when the Northern Dogs team, including the vet team, head north to provide services to the communities with whom IFAW partners.

WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban

Publication Date: 
Mai 22, 2014
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WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban

IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO found that moral considerations — including concerns about animal welfare — can justify trade restrictions. As a consequence only small adjustment will need to be made.

Press Location: 
OTTAWA
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Contact presse: 
Dörte von der Reith (IFAW Germany)
Michelle Cliffe (IFAW Canada)
Contact phone: 
49.(0)40.866.50033
(647) 986-4329

WTO affirms EU ban on seal products

Mai 22, 2014
WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest

The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can remain.

WTO affirms EU ban on seal products

Mai 22, 2014
WTO affirms EU ban on seal products

The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can remain.

Die WTO bestätigt das EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte

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Mai 22, 2014
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Robbenprodukte bleiben in der EU verboten

Das Berufungsgremium der Welthandelsorganisation (WTO) hat soeben entschieden, dass das EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte den WTO-Richtlinien entspricht. Wie bereits in der ersten Instanz befand die WTO, dass moralische Erwägungen, auch Bedenken im Tierschutz, Handelsbeschränkungen rechtfertigen können. Kanada und Norwegen hatten das Handelsverbot angefochten.

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Contact presse: 
Dörte von der Reith
Contact phone: 
+49 (0) 866 500 33
Contact portable : 
+49 (0) 160 9048 6493
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The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia

Publication Date: 
Mai 22, 2014
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The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia

Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Press Location: 
Novobureisk, Far East, Russia
Contact presse
Contact presse: 
Michael Booth (IFAW HQ)
Maria Vorontsova (IFAW Russia)
Igor Beliatski (IFAW Russia)
Contact portable : 
+1-508-685-5787
+1 (508) 648-3586
+7 (903) 2221567

The trafficking of live animals in France is a worrying topic

Mai 13, 2014
The trafficking of live animals in France is a worrying topic

A few of the seized 100 Red-billed Leiothrix. c. Douane française

At the beginning of Aril customs authorities at Montpellier discovered 100 Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix Lutea) in the boot of a car inspection on the motorway.

Journal de bord : Deux jours en compagnie des chiens errants en Bosnie

Mai 12, 2014
Journal de bord : Deux jours en compagnie des chiens errants en Bosnie

Première entrée du journal de bord