IFAW urges action to reduce ocean noise pollution to protect marine mammals

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juli 12, 2017
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Governments and the shipping industry need to take urgent action to stop underwater noise is the message of a new movie Sonic Sea by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Defense Council (NRDC) screened today 12th of July in the premises of the Lisbon Aquarium in the Expo Area. The event brings together stakeholders from relevant ministries and marine institutions, shipping industry and port authorities to discuss the threat to marine life and possible solutions.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Eleonora Panella, EU Office
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New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on whales and dolphins

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juli 7, 2017
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The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found.

 

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory

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juli 6, 2017
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Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory

Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish.

 

The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs officials announced today, and three people have been arrested. The ivory tusks were found hidden beneath boxes of frozen fish in a shipping container from Malaysia.

 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
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Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare

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juli 5, 2017
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Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare

IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare.

In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal Conservation and Wildlife Trade.

Previously Bell was Regional Director, Southern Africa and Director of IFAW’s Elephants Programme which has since evolved to become the Landscape Conservation Programme. Most recently he served as Vice President for International Operations.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
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#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade

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juli 3, 2017
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#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade

A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Eleonora Panella-IFAW EU
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IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations

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juni 28, 2017
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IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations

Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfare and conservation concerns.

 

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Washington, DC
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Sylvie Vandereyd, Executive & Communications Assistant, EU Office
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Ifaw's investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant populations increase in Tsavos

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juni 21, 2017
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Ifaw's investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant popula

Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Results of the 2014 census indicated numbers at 11, 076.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Jacqueline Nyagah, Communications Manager - IFAW, East Africa
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Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet

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juni 14, 2017
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Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet

Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.

Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.

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London, UK
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Tania McCrea-Steele, Global Wildlife Project Lead – IFAW UK
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Unser Tierarztprojekt in Berlin – Eine Erfolgsstory!

mei 19, 2017

Seit über fünf Jahren behandelt unsere Tierärztin Janine Bräuer die Tiere in Not geratener Berliner.  Sie sind alle schon lange Stammkunden bei der Berliner Tiertafel e.V. und holen sich dort kostenlos Futter für ihre Lieblinge ab, das sie sich sonst nicht leisten könnten. Aber auch eine medizinische Behandlung ihrer Tiere wäre für die meisten unerschwinglich.

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Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia

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april 29, 2017
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Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia

On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She was raised and trained to survive in her natural habitat at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals (PRNCO Tiger Center) supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

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Washington, DC
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Melanie Mahoney, IFAW Headquarters
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