Polémique en Islande et dans le monde : après trois années d'interruption de la chasse, le premier rorqual commun a été harponné en Islande

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Jun 19 2013
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First fin whale harpooned in Iceland for three years is brought ashore to protes

Après trois années d'interruption, une compagnie baleinière renoue avec la pratique de la chasse au rorqual commun, espèce pourtant menacée, dans les eaux islandaises.

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Reykjavik
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Snap je het nu nog niet, meneer Loftsson? We houden van walvissen, niet van hun vlees, dus houd je bloederige zaakjes bij je!

Jun 18 2013
We houden van walvissen, niet van hun vlees, dus houd je bloederige zaakjes bij

We houden van walvissen, niet van hun vlees, dus houd je bloederige zaakjes bij je!

Gisteren doodde IJslands eenzame walvisjager, miljonair Kristian Loftsson, zijn eerste van de 180 bedreigde reuzen die hij dit jaar van plan is te schieten. Op dit moment is hij onderweg naar de haven van Hvalfjordur, met de dode walvis tegen de zijkant van de boot geklemd.

Island: Erster Finnwal seit drei Jahren harpuniert

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Jun 19 2013
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Isländischer Walfänger landet erlegten Finnwal an. IFAW ist vor Ort.

Erstmals seit drei Jahren hat ein Walfänger in Island wieder einen der gefährdeten Finnwale getötet. Das Walfangschiff von Kristjan Loftsson lief Sonntag aus und brachte nun den erlegten Wal zu seiner Walfangstation im Hvalur-Fjord.

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Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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U.S. appeals court upholds ban on polar bear imports

Jun 18 2013
U.S. appeals court upholds ban on polar bear imports

Victory for polar bears!Today, the D.C. Court of Appeals supported the ban on the importation of polar bear trophies, rejecting separate appeals by U.S. pro-hunting groups, Safari Club International and Conservation Force.

First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protest at home and abroad

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Jun 18 2013
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A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus.

Two of Kristjan Loftsson’s boats left port in Reykjavik on Sunday evening and one has now arrived at his whaling station in Hvalfjordur with the first harpooned fin whale of the season strapped to its side. The arrival was marked with a protest by around 40 people, most of them Icelanders.

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Reykjavik
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Amanda Gent (IFAW UK)
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Rescued grizzly cubs return to the Kootenays via BC pilot project

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Jun 18 2013
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Two male grizzly bear cubs named Blair and Terry, who were orphaned in British Columbia’s Kootenay region in the fall of 2012, are on the road back to freedom. The cubs were orphaned in October when they were eight months old after their mother came into conflict with humans and was killed. They were rescued and raised in captivity and are now ready to be released close to their home range.

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British Columbia, Canada
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW, CA)
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IFAW finding a way to help protect elephants

Jun 18 2013
The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about

The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about 1,400 elephants.The backdrop couldn’t have been more apt. The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about 1,400 elephants.

Simply put, poor animal welfare has no place in sustainable tourism efforts

Jun 21 2013
Poor animal welfare is simply unacceptable, and IFAW helps building this movemen

Poor animal welfare is simply unacceptable, and IFAW helps build animal welfare values.Last Thursday I was invited to speak at the yearly conference of the Dutch Association for Sustainable Tourism about animal welfare and conservation.