Isländischer Walfänger will 1700 Tonnen Walfleisch nach Japan exportieren

Publication Date: 
Tue, 05/19/2015
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Ein Boot des isländischen Walfängers Loftsson mit zwei getöteten Finnwalen.
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Ein Boot des isländischen Walfängers Loftsson mit zwei getöteten Finnwalen.

In den letzten Tagen wurde das Transportschiff „Winter Bay“ mit 1700 Tonnen Finnwalfleisch im isländischen Hafen Hafnafjordur nahe Reykjavik beladen. Ziel der brisanten Fracht soll Japan sein.

Kristjan Loftsson, Besitzer der Walfangfirma Hvalur, ließ im Jahr 2014 137 der bedrohten Finnwale töten. Experten nehmen an, dass diese den 1700 Tonnen entsprechen, die nun verschifft werden. Dieses Fleisch will er nun offensichtlich nach Japan exportieren, obwohl es dort kaum einen Markt dafür gibt.

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Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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IFAW Deutschland initiiert runden Tisch gegen den illegalen Wildtierhandel im Internet

Tue, 05/19/2015
Beim runden Tisch im April trafen sich Vertreter von sieben Onlinemarktplätzen

Beim runden Tisch im April trafen sich Vertreter von sieben Onlinemarktplätzen, um mit uns mögliche Maßnahmen gegen den illegalen Wildtierhandel zu diskutieren und umzusetzen.Im November 2014 veröffentlichte der IFAW eine Studie &u

Long-term collared elephant study reveals wide-reaching travel, more potential human conflict areas

Tue, 05/19/2015
IFAW, in partnership with the School for Field Studies and the Kenya Wildlife Se

IFAW, in partnership with the School for Field Studies and the Kenya Wildlife Service, collared 12 elephants.

Where do the elephants of Amboseli National Park go when they leave the protected boundaries of the park?

Q&A: IFAW scientist looks for answers behind dolphin strandings for graduate thesis

Tue, 05/19/2015
CT Harry with a stranded common dolphin on Cape Cod in 2012. It’s strandings lik

I did an interview with Todd McLeish, University of Rhode Island Public Information Officer interested in news about oceanography and environmental sciences. Our conversation follows. --CT

First South African penguin hatchling of 2015 released to the wild

Fri, 05/22/2015
AP25 was released at the Stony Point penguin colony in Betty’s Bay.

On April 30, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), a long-time International Fund for Animal Welfare partner, successfully released its first African penguin hatchling of 2015.

Winners announced for Animal Action Education art & writing contest

Thu, 05/21/2015
Winner of IFAW’s annual Animal Action Art & Writing contest.

We are excited once again to announce the winners of IFAW’s annual Animal Action Art & Writing contest. Every year the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offers the opportunity for young artists and writers to express themselves through our Animal Action Art & Writing.

New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Publication Date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015
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New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba

A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda.

Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the workshop aims to empower officers from Customs Departments, wildlife law enforcement and wildlife management authorities with the necessary skills to deter wildlife trafficking. Participants are drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Sudan. 

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Kampala, Uganda
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Jacqueline Nyagah (Communications Manager (IFAW East Africa)
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Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western gray whales, say Expert Panel and NGOs

Publication Date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015
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Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western

Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) for the company to postpone its survey until 2016 because of the potential impact on endangered western gray whales.

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Russia
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Masha Vorontsova (IFAW RU)
Anna Filippova (IFAW RU)
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Hoe ik samen met een gewonde koe de tweede aardbeving in Nepal overleefde

Thu, 05/14/2015
Chameli’s verhaal geldt voor heel veel andere koeien in Nepal die de aardbeving

 

Animals can sense an earthquake before human beings.

Работы нефтяников на Сахалине угрожают китам.

Publication Date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015
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Компания «Сахалин Энерджи», по мнению экспертов и неправительственных организаций, должна отложить сейсмическую разведку летом 2015 года,из-за угрозы охотско-корейской популяции серого кита

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Россия