Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo Transfrontier

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Fri, 04/26/2013
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Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo

Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks.

Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last month, the last remaining from an estimated population of more than 300 when the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park was proclaimed in 2002.

The administrator of the Limpopo National Park told media that 30 rangers will appear in court soon, charged with involvement in the killing of the rhinos.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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Europese Unie staat sterk in verdediging importverbod op zeehondenproducten

Thu, 04/25/2013
Jagers jagen op zadelrobben tijdens de Canadese commerciële jacht in de Golf van

Jagers jagen op zadelrobben tijdens de Canadese commerciële jacht in de Golf van St. Lawrence in 2009. © IFAW

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EU Court Upholds Seal Ban

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Thu, 04/25/2013
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EU Court Upholds Seal Ban

The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis.

“This is a satisfying result for IFAW,” said Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU Regional Director. “We have European citizens onside, we have the scientific community onside, and now we have the legal community onside in shutting Europe’s door to the unnecessary cruelty of commercial sealing.”

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Europäischer Gerichtshof bestätigt Robbenhandelsverbot

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Thu, 04/25/2013
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Robbenfelle dürfen in der EU nicht mehr gehandelt werden

Der Europäische Gerichtshof bestätigte heute das EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte. Das Gericht wies entschieden alle Einwände zurück, das Handelsverbot selbst oder seine Implementierung entbehre einer legalen Grundlage. Der IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) begrüßt diese Entscheidung.

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Hamburg
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Dörte von der Reith
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040-86650033
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European Union stands strong in defending their seal trade ban

Thu, 04/25/2013
European Union stands strong in defending their seal trade ban

Sealers hunt for harp seals during the 2009 Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAWWe got great news today that the European Union’s General Court in Luxembourg upheld the EU seal trade ban.

De tweede ronde voor de zeehonden bij de Wereldhandelsorganisatie

Wed, 04/24/2013
De inwoners van de EU maken zich sterk voor het welzijn van de zeehonden. Zij vi

De inwoners van de EU maken zich sterk voor het welzijn van de zeehonden. Zij vinden een importverbod een goede zaak. © IFAW

De tweede ronde van zittingen bij de Wereldhandelsorganisatie gaat volgende week van start in Genève.

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EU Court Upholds Seal Ban

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Thu, 04/25/2013
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A harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence © IFAW/S. Cook
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A harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence © IFAW/S. Cook

The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis.

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TORONTO
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Michelle Cliffe, IFAW Canada
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EU Court Upholds Seal Ban

Publication Date: 
Thu, 04/25/2013
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The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis.

“This is a satisfying result for IFAW,” said Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU Regional Director. “We have European citizens onside, we have the scientific community onside, and now we have the legal community onside in shutting Europe’s door to the unnecessary cruelty of commercial sealing.”

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Brussels, Belgium
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Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 2 282 06 93
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