We’ve received many emails and Facebook posts about a dolphin stranding that took place on March 13th. Several people had questions about what they had seen in a video posted by local media and were concerned that we had not immediately released this animal.
I’d like to try to answer some of those questions and concerns.
This particular young common dolphin stranded on one of our local Cape Cod beaches.
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 16th CITES CoP has been very successful as we gained more protection for sharks, moved towards more effective action to combat transnational organized wildlife crime, particularly poaching and illicit trade of elephants and rhinos and to increase efforts to control wildlife trade on the internet.
Submitted by ALison Dnitino on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 11:53am
Alors que la 16e Conférence des Parties (CoP16) de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction (CITES) touche à sa fin à Bangkok, IFAW se réjouit de l'issue de cette CoP, historique à bien des égards. Si cette dernière n'a montré aucune compassion pour l'ours polaire, elle a cependant renforcé la protection d'un nombre d'espèces jusqu'alors inégalé.
Submitted by ALison Dnitino on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 8:41am
As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to an unprecedented number of species. In addition to numerous positive results the tone and level of the discussion, which has been rancorous in the past, was largely constructive.