野生动物贸易助长全球腐败、恐怖活动及战争

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Feb 25 2014
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香港海关查获的野生动物制品
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香港海关查获的野生动物制品

        Biological Conservation杂志最新刊登的一篇研究论文指出,野生动物及其制品的非法交易是世界上最暴利、最引人关注的非法贸易之一,可能仅次于非法军火和毒品走私。

        该文章指出,一些最臭名昭著的武装叛乱集团和恐怖组织,尤其是达尔富尔的金戈威德民兵组织(Darfur’s Janjaweed) 和军阀Joseph Kony领导的圣灵抵抗军( Lord’s Resistance Army)——目前全部从非法野生动物贸易中获厚利,为他们的入侵行动、内战和其他暴力行为提供资金支持。

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美国 华盛顿特区
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Press Contact: 
张琦(IFAW中国办公室)
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+86 10 6440 2960
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Erupting volcano rescue: little Mambo the puppy fights for survival

Feb 26 2014
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP

Little Mambo's eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COPVillages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few animals that survived.

We found Mambo under a house. He could barely lift his head. His littermates were running around, so we knew he needed medical care, and we would have to work fast.

Erupting volcano rescue: little Mambo the puppy fights for survival

Feb 26 2014
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP

Little Mambo's eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COPVillages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few animals that survived.

We found Mambo under a house. He could barely lift his head. His littermates were running around, so we knew he needed medical care, and we would have to work fast.

Erupting volcano rescue: little Mambo the puppy fights for survival

Feb 26 2014
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP

Little Mambo's eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COPVillages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few animals that survived.

We found Mambo under a house. He could barely lift his head. His littermates were running around, so we knew he needed medical care, and we would have to work fast.

Erupting volcano rescue: little Mambo the puppy fights for survival

Feb 26 2014
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP

Little Mambo's eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COPVillages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few animals that survived.

We found Mambo under a house. He could barely lift his head. His littermates were running around, so we knew he needed medical care, and we would have to work fast.

Erupting volcano rescue: little Mambo the puppy fights for survival

Feb 26 2014
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP

Little Mambo's eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COPVillages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few animals that survived.

We found Mambo under a house. He could barely lift his head. His littermates were running around, so we knew he needed medical care, and we would have to work fast.

Langzamer varen redt levens

Feb 25 2014
Langzamer varen redt levens
Langzamer varen redt levens

Toen ik klein was, nam mijn vader me altijd mee naar de nesten van Canadese ganzen vlakbij zijn kantoor. De eieren waren net uitgekomen. Er waren geen stoepen, dus liepen we op de weg en het gras. Volgens de verkeersborden mocht je er 30 kilometer per uur rijden. Of hij nu probeerde om me extra voorzichtig te laten zijn, of dat hij het gewoon een interessant wetenschappelijk feit vond (hij is tenslotte ingenieur), hij vertelde dat deze snelheidslimieten er zijn om het risico dat mensen overlijden bij een aanrijding te verkleinen.

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High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally

Publication Date: 
Feb 25 2014
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A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and drugs.

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Washington, DC
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Christina Pretorius (Wildlife Trade Programme)
Kelvin Alie (IFAW DC)
Leo R Douglas
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+27 21 701 8642
+1 (202) 536 1905
+1 (876) 807-4971
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+27 82 330 2558

Slowing down for whales saves lives

Feb 25 2014
Slowing down for whales saves lives
Slowing down for whales saves lives

I remember as a child walking through my father’s work complex as he guided me to the nests of several Canadian geese to see the newly hatched chicks. There were no sidewalks, so we walked on the road and along the grass. The speed limit signs read 20 miles per hour. Whether trying to encourage caution, or simply as an interesting scientific fact (he is an engineer after all), he told me that those specific speed limits are put in place to reduce the risk of death to people accidentally hit by passing cars.