Veiling van neushoornhoorn draait enkel om geld, niet om bescherming

Aug 16 2017
Afrikaanse neushoorns in Zuid-Afrika

Afrikaanse neushoorns in Zuid-Afrika

Vandaag vindt de allereerste legale online veiling van neushoornhoorn plaats bij een Zuid-Afrikaans veilinghuis. De hoorn die verkocht wordt is afkomstig van de grootste commerciële neushoornfokker van Zuid-Afrika, John Hume.

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Продажа рогов носорогов на аукционе: вопрос получения прибыли, a не стремление к сохранению животных

Aug 16 2017
african rhinos in south africa

African rhinos in south africa

В понедельник в аукционном доме ЮАР начнется первый в мире легальный Интернет-аукцион по продаже рогов носорогов. Предназначенные для продажи рога принадлежат Джону Хьюму, фермеру, представляющему крупнейшую в Южной Африке частную компанию, занимающуюся разведением носорогов.

Rhino horn auction all about profit, not protection nor conservation

Aug 16 2017
african rhinos in south africa

African rhinos in south africa

UPDATE - August 21, 2017: A High Court decision in South Africa yesterday ordered that a controversial online-auction of rhino horn be allowed to go ahead, overturning a decision by the Minister of Environmental Affairs not to issue a permit. According to media reports, the auction, due to start today (Monday), has been delayed and will now start at 14h00 on Wednesday August 23.

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

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Jul 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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Press Contact: 
Eleonora Panella, EU Office
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+32 472 58 23 72
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New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on whales and dolphins

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Jul 7 2017
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New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh

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.

 

Press Location: 
London, UK
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Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory

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Jul 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.

 

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
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+27 82 330 2558
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Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare

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Jul 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.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
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+27 82 330 2558
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#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade

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Jul 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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Press Contact: 
Eleonora Panella-IFAW EU
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+32 472 52.23.72
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IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations

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Jun 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.

 

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Sylvie Vandereyd, Executive & Communications Assistant, EU Office
Kerry Branon, Communications Manager
Contact phone: 
+32 2 230 97 17
+1 508 744 2068