À la Banque mondiale, on s’interroge sur la valeur du tigre

don, 12/01/2011
À la Banque mondiale, on s’interroge sur la valeur du tigre

Il y a un an déjà, le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux était en Russie pour rencontrer les délégations des treize pays de l’aire de répartition du tigre. La conclusion sans équivoque que nous avions tirée alors est toujours d’actualité : nous ne pourrons pas sauver les tigres sans former et équiper convenablement les gardes forestiers qui les protègent.

Time to face reality, end the commercial seal hunt

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woe, 01/04/2012
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Time to face reality, end the commercial seal hunt

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) wants Canada’s 2012 commercial seal hunt to be called off due to conservation concerns raised by a new scientific report showing that climate change is negatively impacting harp seals.  Given the lack of demand for seal products, the Government of Canada should begin a process of permanently ending the commercial seal hunt, compensating sealers and providing support for transitioning them into other industries.

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A state of emergency for endangered species

woe, 01/04/2012
Reflections from demand reduction workshops

Reflections from demand reduction workshops

In late 2011, a series of workshops tackling specifically the rising demand in wildlife and wildlife products were held in succession in several Asian cities. From November 15-24, three separate workshops were convened in Beijing, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Some wonder if this flurry of activities focusing on reducing demand means a balance shift in our work. Since I attended two of the workshops, a journalist asked me the reason behind this seemingly sudden rush to control demand.

The One More Generation brother and sister team lands in South Africa

don, 12/22/2011
The One More Generation brother and sister team lands in South Africa

I am delighted to share with you these observations from two remarkable children and their family from the US who I am accompanying on a visit to one of the International Fund for Animal Welafare’s projects in South Africa.

Carter (now age 10.5) and his sister Olivia (now age 9) started their own non-profit organization, One More Generation (OMG), in 2009 to help save endangered species and clean up our environment. 

Animal welfare can sometimes be an illusion

maa, 11/28/2011
Animal welfare can sometimes be an illusion

An animal welfare act that does not protect animals from harm is worse than useless because it gives the illusion that animals are cared for while allowing them to be shamelessly exploited. So is the case it seems with the Swiss Animal Protection legislation.

After the third worst year for storms on record, it’s time to prepare for 2012

vri, 12/16/2011
After the third worst year for storms on record, it’s time to prepare for 2012

UPDATED - 6.1.12 : The NOAA 2012 Hurricane Season Outlook has been released.

In their 2011 Hurricane Season Summary, FEMA recounts the storms that earned names and our respect this year!

FEMA reports that we experienced 19 tropical storms, of which seven became hurricanes, including three majors. The 19 tropical storms represent the third-highest total since record keeping began in 1851, and was well above the average of 11 storms per year.

Grund zur Hoffnung

vri, 12/23/2011
Grund zur Hoffnung

Wie viele andere Menschen kehre auch ich zu Beginn eines neuen Jahres einmal in mich. Es ist für mich immer ein guter Zeitpunkt, das vergangene Jahr Revue passieren zu lassen, mir die Ziele und Visionen des IFAW noch einmal zu verdeutlichen und festzustellen, inwieweit diese Ziele auch erreicht worden sind.