Erupting volcano rescue: little Mambo the puppy fights for survival

Feb 26 2014
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP

Little Mambo's eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COPVillages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few animals that survived.

We found Mambo under a house. He could barely lift his head. His littermates were running around, so we knew he needed medical care, and we would have to work fast.

Langzamer varen redt levens

Feb 25 2014
Langzamer varen redt levens
Langzamer varen redt levens

Toen ik klein was, nam mijn vader me altijd mee naar de nesten van Canadese ganzen vlakbij zijn kantoor. De eieren waren net uitgekomen. Er waren geen stoepen, dus liepen we op de weg en het gras. Volgens de verkeersborden mocht je er 30 kilometer per uur rijden. Of hij nu probeerde om me extra voorzichtig te laten zijn, of dat hij het gewoon een interessant wetenschappelijk feit vond (hij is tenslotte ingenieur), hij vertelde dat deze snelheidslimieten er zijn om het risico dat mensen overlijden bij een aanrijding te verkleinen.

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High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally

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Feb 25 2014
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A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and drugs.

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Washington, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (Wildlife Trade Programme)
Kelvin Alie (IFAW DC)
Leo R Douglas
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
+1 (202) 536 1905
+1 (876) 807-4971
Contact mobile: 
+27 82 330 2558

Slowing down for whales saves lives

Feb 25 2014
Slowing down for whales saves lives
Slowing down for whales saves lives

I remember as a child walking through my father’s work complex as he guided me to the nests of several Canadian geese to see the newly hatched chicks. There were no sidewalks, so we walked on the road and along the grass. The speed limit signs read 20 miles per hour. Whether trying to encourage caution, or simply as an interesting scientific fact (he is an engineer after all), he told me that those specific speed limits are put in place to reduce the risk of death to people accidentally hit by passing cars.

Wildlife: The natural resource of choice for some insurgent groups

Feb 25 2014
Wildlife: The natural resource of choice for some insurgent groups
Wildlife: The natural resource of choice for some insurgent groups

A recent article I co-authored explains how many criminal networks now derive regular and substantial profits from the illegal trafficking of wildlife and their products to fund their activities.

Why?

Es gibt keine Tiere "im Überschuss"

Feb 18 2014
Es gibt keine Tiere "im Überschuss"
Es gibt keine Tiere "im Überschuss"

Eine junge Giraffe namens Marius wurde erschossen, zerteilt und an die Löwen im Zoo von Kopenhagen verfüttert, weil sie als „überschüssig“ galt. Dies ist üblich in den Zoos weltweit. Es ist einer der Gründe, warum der Ansatz des IFAW nicht den Arterhaltungs-programmen entspricht, die auf Zucht in Gefangenschaft basieren.

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Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation

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Feb 25 2014
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Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopardy.  The Obama Administration has begun consideration of petition to exclude waters – from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida – from the Ship Strike Rule requiring large vessels to slow to 10 knots in critical habitat areas.

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW DC)
Contact phone: 
202-536-1921
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202-210-3094
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WATCH: amazing move of four forest elephants in Cote d'Ivoire

Feb 25 2014

A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural communities of Daloa, the third-largest city in Ivory Coast, and transfer them to Azagny National Park.

野生生物違法取引に関するロンドン・サミットに先立ち、英国民がゾウを護るために差し出した象牙製品を粉砕処分

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Feb 10 2014
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ゾウに死をもたらす象牙取引への関心を高め、ゾウ保護の支持を表明するために、1本まるごとの象牙から彫刻品、宝飾品まで何十点という象牙製品が今日、ロンドンにおいて、大胆な方法で粉砕されます。

実に15分毎に1頭の割合でゾウが象牙目的で殺されています。毎年25,000頭から最大50,000頭のゾウが象牙のために殺されていると推定されます。

今日午後2時から国会議事堂隣のヴィクトリア・タワー・ガーデンで開催される粉砕イベントで粉砕するために、国際動物福祉基金(IFAW-www.ifaw.org)のもとには国民から不要な象牙製品が多数寄せられています。

寄付された象牙を市場に流通させないことと同時に、ゾウに対する国民の支援を象徴し、密猟問題の対策強化を求めるために、IFAWは木曜日(13日)に首都ロンドンで開催される野生動植物違法取引に関する高官レベルの国際会議の前に、このイベントを開催します。

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英国、ロンドン
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
クレア・スターリング(IFAW UK)
アマンダ・ゲント (IFAW UK)
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+44 (0)20 7587 6708
+44 (0)20 7587 6725
Contact mobile: 
+44 (0)7917 507717
+44 (0)7860 755876
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