Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary

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september 18, 2014
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At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.

The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and new sponsor Gabon, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation of cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling, which does not take place in these waters.

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Wal-Konferenz: Wissenschaftlicher Walfang erschwert – Schutzgebiet im Atlantik abgelehnt

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september 18, 2014
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Zwei wichtige Entscheidungen fielen heute auf der Konferenz der Internationalen Walfang-Kommission (IWC) in Podoroz, Slowenien. Zunächst stimmte eine Mehrheit von Ländern für eine Resolution, die den „wissenschaftlichen“ Walfang erschwert. Solcher Walfang muss nun von der alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden Vollversammlung beraten werden. Kurz darauf scheiterte die Einrichtung eines Walschutzgebiets im Südatlantik. Trotz einer Mehrheit von 40 Stimmen dafür gegen 18 Nein-Stimmen, verfehlte das Schutzgebiet die nötige Dreiviertelmehrheit.

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Strong EU support brings victory for whales as IWC votes against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic

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september 18, 2014
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There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued. The EU, voting as a bloc, was instrumental in the passage of the resolution.

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A good week for whales? Tune in tomorrow!

september 17, 2014
With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji M

With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji Morishita and Russia's Valentin Ilyushenko sign a new cooperative agreement to protect Western Gray Whales.As I sit down to type up this blog, it’s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, So

I Found a Way to save the Glenbog Wombats

september 18, 2014
The Wynans and public pressure save wombat burrows from loggers’ bulldozers.

Thank you for saving my home! Marie and Ray Wynan, along with public pressure, halts logger’s bulldozers from destroying wombat burrows.  It’s increasingly rare to receive good news these days so I wanted to take this opportunity to share some with you.

Helping Western Australian vets to treat burnt wildlife

september 17, 2014
Trained fire responders provide urgent and specialised care for injured animals.

A tiny pygmy possum, injured in Australian wildfires, takes water from an IFAW Emergency Responder. © IFAW/Chris OrdWith bushfire season looming it’s essential that we are all prepared. We need to have a plan for our family and our pets. But who will look after wildlife in a fire?

Back on the ground protecting badgers

september 17, 2014

Back in the field, back on the ground.

Now that the badger cull pilots have resumed for their second year, I was itching to leave the office in London and go back out in the field to join the people who help protect badgers on the ground and to witness their dedicated work.

Vote d'une mesure clé renforçant la protection des baleines lors d'un sommet international

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september 16, 2014
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Malgré l’opposition des pays en faveur de la chasse à la baleine, une importante résolution visant à renforcer la protection des baleines dans le monde a été approuvée au terme d’un vote forcé lors de la deuxième journée de la 65e assemblée plénière de la Commission baleinière internationale, qui se tient actuellement à Portorož, en Slovénie.

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