IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act

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Fri, 07/31/2015
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Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
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Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:

Suni euthanased in Zambia after three-year fight to live

Fri, 07/31/2015
Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able t

Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able to survive independentlyIt is with a heavy heart that Game Rangers International has to report that Suni, the orphaned elephant who was brutally disabled in an attack as a young calf, was put to sleep earlier today after an intense three-year battle for her recovery.

Which countries have best/worst records on banning animals from circuses?

Fri, 07/31/2015
The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainmen

The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainment is not ethically justifiable.Recently the Parliament of Catalonia (Spain) voted to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses by a massive majority of 104 votes to 19.

南アフリカ航空が空輸禁止措置を撤廃、狩猟トロフィー再び機上へ

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Wed, 07/22/2015
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サイ、ゾウ、ライオン及びトラのハンティングトロフィーの空輸禁止措置を開始してから3ヶ月、南アフリカ航空(SAA)は、血に染まった貨物を扱う仕事を再開したことを「知る必要に応じて」知りたい人だけに教えるような方法でひっそりと発表しました。

「今年4月、世界中の保護論者や動物愛護者は、特定のハンティングトロフィーの輸送を禁止することによって野生生物の違法取引に立ち向かおうと信念のある決断をしたSAAに対し、拍手を送りました。それが今、特定のハンティングトロフィーの空輸禁止措置を撤回するよう、航空会社に圧力をかけるように環境省(DEA)への説得を続けてきた狩猟賛成派のロビー活動が勝利したようです」とIFAW南アフリカ地域事務局長であるジェイソン・ベルは言います。

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南アフリカ、ケープタウン
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Q&A: Charles Mbao, Commander at Zambia’s Special Anti-Poaching Unit, on World Ranger Day

Fri, 07/31/2015
Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y

Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Zambia Wildlife Authority’s (ZAWA) Special Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU). An IFAW team is spending a few days here in Kafue National Park, one of the world’s largest parks, protected by Commander Mbao and incredibly dedicated individuals from ZAWA and our friends at Game Rangers International.

Tragedy of Cecil: Leader of pride, victim of trophy hunt

Tue, 07/28/2015
La tragédie du lion Cecil, une icône nationale victime de la chasse aux trophées

Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.  

Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion – a local celebrity who had reached iconic status amongst visiting tourists and researchers - was lured with food out of the safe confines of a national park in Zimbabwe.

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