国際捕鯨委員会総会で、クジラの保護を強化する重要な決議案が可決

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Tue, 09/16/2014
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スロベニアのポルトロジュで開催されている第65回国際捕鯨委員会(IWC)年次総会の2日目に、世界中のクジラの保護を強化する重要な決議案が捕鯨支持国の反対にもかかわらず採決され、可決されました。

当初からこの決議案を強く支持してきた国際動物福祉基金(IFAW)は、クジラにとって前進となる一歩として、この結果を歓迎しています。決議案は世界のクジラ目80種以上の海洋動物を対象に、より整合性のある地球規模の行動をとることを目的としています。

モナコが提案した「高度回遊性魚種」に関する対策は、捕鯨をはじめクジラに対する脅威について、国連などの国際機関の関与強化を可能にします。IWCには現在81種のクジラ類のうち17種に関する対策しかなく、残りの種の保護にはIWCだけでは解決できない問題があります。

しかし、決議案が全会一致で可決されるという希望は、日本をはじめとする捕鯨支持国が反対したことで打ち砕かれ、採決の結果、賛成37、反対15、棄権7で可決されました。

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スロベニア、ポルトロジュ
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クレア・スターリング(IFAW UK)
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L’équipe de recherche sur les baleines grises recense huit nouveaux baleineaux

Wed, 08/20/2014
L’équipe de recherche sur les baleines grises recense huit nouveaux baleineaux

Cette année, le nombre total de nouveaux baleineaux recensés s'élève à huit.Dans l’article ci-après, Anna Filippova, membre d’IFAW Russie, revient sur les dernières expéditions en mer conduites par notre équipe de recherche sur les baleines grises occidentales.  Maria Vorontsova

Blue Jays should rethink locker room use of tiger cub as Instagram prop

Tue, 09/16/2014
Blue Jays should rethink locker room use of tiger cub as prop

The Toronto Blue Jays are heroes to countless kids (and quite a few adults) across Canada. But there is nothing heroic about players posting photos to social media showing them posing with lion and tiger cubs in their dressing room.

Opinion - The Hill Times: Moving beyond Canada’s commercial seal hunt

Tue, 09/16/2014
Opinion - The Hill Times: Moving beyond Canada’s commercial seal hunt

This opinion from Sheryl Fink IFAW Canada Wildlife Campaigns Director, originally ran in The Hill Times (subscription) on Monday 15 September. --ED

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EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC

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Tue, 09/16/2014
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EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC

An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has strongly backed the resolution from the start and welcomed the result as a positive step for whales. The resolution aims to provide greater coherent global action for the world’s 80+ marine cetacean species.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants

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Tue, 09/16/2014
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Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants

At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisions relating to elephants.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
Ainsley Hay (NSPCA)
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Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at international whales forum

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Tue, 09/16/2014
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An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has strongly backed the resolution from the start and welcomed the result as a positive step for whales. The resolution aims to provide greater coherent global action for the world’s 80+ marine cetacean species.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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L’application de nouvelles mesures de protection marque la première journée internationale des requins

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Sun, 09/14/2014
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Alors que des mesures de protection des requins très attendues sont entrées en vigueur vendredi dernier, les défenseurs de l’environnement ont appelé à faire du 14 septembre la journée internationale des requins afin de célébrer cette avancée.

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Hambourg, Allemagne
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Afrique australe)
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Welt-Hai-Tag soll Haischutz helfen

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Sun, 09/14/2014
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Unter Anderem einige Hammerhai-Arten sind etwas besser geschützt.

Der 14. September soll zum Welt-Hai-Tag werden, fordern Tier- und Umweltschützer, um auf die stark bedrohten Tiere aufmerksam zu machen. Gleichzeitig ist der 14. September auch ein Tag der Hoffnung für die Haie, treten doch heute neue Schutzmaßnahmen in Kraft.

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Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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